Beer festival pulls thousands of visitors into Sheringham

North Norfolk Railway Beer Festival at Sheringham station. Darren Marsh with his daughter Bethany Ma

North Norfolk Railway Beer Festival at Sheringham station. Darren Marsh with his daughter Bethany Marsh.Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

More than 12,000 pints were pulled at North Norfolk Railway's 15th annual beer festival at the weekend.

North Norfolk Railway Beer Festival at Sheringham station.Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

North Norfolk Railway Beer Festival at Sheringham station.Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Sheringham Station hosted the three day event, which concluded on Sunday, with passengers being invited to dine out on the Poppy Line, with regular steam and diesel services to and from Holt.

As well as 127 different ales and 32 different ciders and perries, there was live music, hot food and a barbeque on the platform.

The festival also toasted the imminent opening of the station extension which will include a tourist information office, souvenir shop and new toilets.

Decorators added the finishing touches to the new signage on the outside of the building, which was due to open on April 1.

North Norfolk Railway Beer Festival at Sheringham station. Stuart Webb, Andrew Wilkins, Lee Clark, M

North Norfolk Railway Beer Festival at Sheringham station. Stuart Webb, Andrew Wilkins, Lee Clark, Max Cady and Olly Dunn. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE


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And visitors took advantage of the vantage point offered by the new footbridge between platforms for station 'selfies'.

Festival organiser Nessa Pritchard said: 'It has been a fantastic weekend and the weather has been great at last for an event this summer.

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'We've had some great crowds, lots of visitors, people on holiday, local people from town; and we've even had some people who made a special trip from Wigan because they'd heard about our previous events. So it has been super.

'It was started 15 years ago as a fundraiser for the railway and it has just snowballed from there.'

More than 12,000 pints were pulled at North Norfolk Railway's annual beer festival in Sheringham.

More than 12,000 pints were pulled at North Norfolk Railway's annual beer festival in Sheringham. - Credit: Archant

The new extension to North Norfolk Railway's station building in Sheringham nears completion.

The new extension to North Norfolk Railway's station building in Sheringham nears completion. - Credit: Archant

Visitors converged on Sheringham for the North Norfolk Railway's annual beer festival.

Visitors converged on Sheringham for the North Norfolk Railway's annual beer festival. - Credit: Archant

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