The Rail Ale Ramble People

Crookham Travel

Quality Tours with Taste since 1977

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REAL ALE RAMBLES

RAIL ALE RAMBLES

EXPLORER TOURS

BEER TOURS

BREWERY VISITS

GOOD BEER GUIDE

PUBS & INNS

STEAM & DIESEL

CRAFT BEER

 

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TRADITIONAL BREWERIES

HERITAGE RAILWAYS

GREAT PUBS & INNS

MODERN RAIL TRACTION

INLAND CRUISING

HISTORIC TRAMWAYS

COASTAL CRUISING

MICRO-BREWERIES

FUNICULAR RAILWAYS

 

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CLASSIC VEHICLES

NARROW-GAUGE TRAINS

INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE

REAL CASK ALES

MINIATURE RAILWAYS

MONORAILS

LOVELY SCENERY

CITIES AND TOWNS

MODERN TRAMS

 

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Crookham Travel provides day tours and longer holidays with Brewery Visits, Pub Tours, Preserved Railways, Tram Systems, Christmas Markets, River Trips, Coastal Cruises, City and Country Breaks in the UK and abroad. See the pictures above for some of our past activities. Established since 1977, we have, so far, organised more than 440 trips for over 38,000 participants! Please check our "Tours" link above. All tours start from London (unless stated otherwise) but some may be joined en-route. We are a Supplier Associate Member of SIBA – The Society of Independent Brewers - and were selected as Supplier Associate of the Year in 2017.

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Beat the January Blues

with a

Surrey Hills Saunter

Saturday 5th January 2019

 

Three Good Beer Guide Pubs and Three Breweries

 

Three breweries:

·      Pilgrim Brewery (Reigate)

·      Felday Brewery (Holmbury St Mary)

·      Dorking Brewery (Capel)

 

Three Good Beer Guide pubs:

·      The Royal Oak (Holmbury St Mary) including hot lunch

·      The Surrey Oaks (Newdigate)

·      The Seven Stars (Leigh)

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Bookings Now Open

click on the TOURS tab above for full details and

BEAT the DEADLINE!

 

 

OPEN FOR BOOKINGS:

POLAND THREE CITIES EXPLORER

Thursday 6th to Saturday 15th June 2019

A return to this friendly country has been on ice awaiting the refurbishment of the five rope- worked boat lifts near Elbląg. These are as unique as ours here in the UK and well worth experiencing. This, coupled with the rave reviews about the beer festival in Wrocław, plus a request for a return visit to Kraków, all make for a great summer itinerary in a country that is still very good value. We appreciate that some of you may not be able to spare the full ten days to enjoy the entire tour – if this is you, please discuss with me and your needs may be accommodated.

·        Wrocław is the home to the nation’s now annual beer festival. Such is its success that it outgrew its first location and is now held in the football stadium that has (unsurprisingly) very good tram and train links. Two Crookham Travellers have already enjoyed the venue which had 85 bars and food outlets in 2018. Entry is free. Apart from this event, the city offers magnificent townhouses, soaring medieval churches which tower over the old town on the other side of the river, upon which boat trips are available – plus five breweries / brewpubs which will be detailed in the AVB, some of which we will formally visit.

·        Kraków probably needs little introduction to you and we are lucky to have found a suitable hotel. The old town, 16th century Cloth Hall and main Market Square are well worth seeing. Since our last visit there has been an interesting extension to the city’s tram system. Additionally, the beer scene has improved markedly and in this beautiful city you will be able to find Polish-brewed cask ale served by handpump and we naturally will be organising visits.

·        Elbląg has a very complicated history which I will leave for the AVB to explain. It was part of the Hanseatic League and flourished there, not assisted by the construction of the Elblag canal in the1850s. It really is one of the seven wonders of Poland and lots of info can be found on-line (search for ‘Elbląg canal’ – there are many evocative pictures available). They also have a major regional brewery.

 

The detailed itinerary and booking form can be found in the links on our TOURS tab above

 

 

The Suffolk County Explorer

Thursday 7th to Monday 11th March 2019

London – Ipswich - Lowestoft

Woodbridge Tide Mill

Muntons Maltings

Up to twelve breweries:

·        Uffa

·        Ampersand

·        Grain

·        St Peter’s

·        Waveney

·        Peoples

·        Opa Hay

·        Adnams

·        Station 1-1-9

·        Old Chimneys

·        Star Wing

·        Calvors

Good Beer Guide Pubs

Free time in Southwold, Lowestoft and Norwich

Stowmarket – London

Bookings Now Open – click on the TOURS tab above for full details

 

 

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We were very pleased to see an excellent and informative article in the April 2018 edition of the Railway Magazine, “40 Years of Rail Ale Rambles” by Dave Richardson. The Railway Magazine has been published in London since July 1897. As of 2010 it has been, for three years running, the railway magazine with the largest circulation in the U.K.

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