Steam & Beer

Due to the COVID-19 situation this event is cancelled – we are sorry for the inconvenience.

It’s Steam & Beer time again on 4-5th July a wide selection of real ales and ciders from across the UK will be available – while stocks last. Live music on Saturday and family fun on Sunday.


All passengers must buy their tickets and board the train from Sittingbourne Viaduct station, there will be no entry at Kemsley Down. Each journey takes around 15 mins. The beer tent is at Kemsley Down. A downloadable version of the timetable for each day is available below.


Trains will run from 11am until late. You may download a copy of the timetable here closer to the time.

Food available all day from the Footplate Café. In addition BBQ from 12 midday.

There will be live music – further details will appear here nearer the time.


Trains will run from 11am until 5pm. The timetable may be downloaded here closer to the time.

There will be lots of pirate family fun with Captain Jack Sparrow.


Special fares apply for this event which include festival entrance and first pint (18+ only):

  • Adults (18+) – £TBC
  • Senior Citizens – £TBC
  • CAMRA Members – £TBC
  • Young Adults (aged 16-17) – £TBC
  • Children (aged 3-15) – £TBC
  • Infants (aged under 3) – free
  • SKLR Members
    • Adult members (18+) – £TBC
    • Young adult/child members – £TBC


The Draft Beer List will be available to download here closer to the event. We will be using a commercial chilling system to regulate the temperature of the beers.

Beer prices are graded by Alcohol By Volume (ABV) and will be:

  • 4% ABV and under – £TBC per pint
  • 4.1-4.9% ABV – £TBC per pint
  • 5% ABV and over – £TBC per pint

Please note that we will operating a cash bar to reduce queues. Credit and debit cards may be used at the ticket office, shop and Footplate Café but the Bar will be cash only for this event. We do not have cash back facilities, however ATMs can be found Sittingbourne National Rail Station, Morrisons or Sittingbourne High Street.


As in previous years we will be having Cider from our good friends at Core Fruit Products of Mystole near Canterbury. Hard Core (7.5% abv) , Pennypot (5.5% abv), and six fruit flavours – Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackcurrant, Elderflower, Rhubarb and Mango all at 5.5% ABV.

  • All ciders – £TBC per pint

For more information, please download our Poster

This event will be held whatever the weather, however, please check this website or Twitter (@SandKLR) for any short-notice changes before you leave home.