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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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CT@40.jpgCT@40.jpgCrookham 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 360 trips for over 35,000 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

 

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CROOKHAM TRAVEL IS PROUD TO BE SIBA SUPPLIER ASSOCIATE OF THE YEAR 2017

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NOW BOOKING:

 

THE JURASSIC COUNTY EXPLORER

 

SATURDAY 21st OCTOBER

TO

MONDAY 23rd OCTOBER

 

London Waterloo – Gillingham (Dorset)

 

Visiting Six Breweries:

·        Dorset

·        Piddle

·        Palmer’s

·        Lyme Regis

·        Gyle59

·        Volly

 

Plus The Swanage Railway

 

And Good Beer Guide Pubs

 

Gillingham (Dorset) – London Waterloo

 

Click the link on our TOURS page for full details and the Booking Form – this tour is likely to sell out quickly.

 

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Lyme Regis Brewery (photo: M Andrew)

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NOW BOOKING:

RAIL ALE RAMBLE No. 180

 

“Pumping It Up”

(Handpumps and Steam Pumps!)

Saturday 17th June 2017

 

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This is a tour that many of you have been waiting very patiently for! We’re visiting the world’s largest operational Triple Expansion Engine and a narrow gauge steam railway – as it’s a well-known phenomenon that steam engines (especially exceptionally large ones) bring on an unaccountable thirst, we’re visiting two nearby breweries (we will be the first formal group to visit both), a pub that is almost a beer festival in itself for lunch plus a village pub holding their summer beer festival.

 

Included are:

·         Reunion Brewery at Feltham. A wide range of cask ales are produced.

·         Kempton Steam Museum - home to two 1,000-ton triple-expansion steam pumping engines. One of these massive engines has been restored and is now the largest working example in the world – it will be in steam today. The second has been kept as a static display and we’re able to offer a limited number of guided tours climbing up this extraordinary beast, although this is not suitable for those who have limited mobility or suffer from vertigo – indicate if you want to do this on the booking form. Between 1927 to 1980, each engine pumped 19 million gallons of water every day to North London. By the way, they’re similar to the engines of the Titanic and have been used in two films about the ship.

·         Hampton and Kempton Waterworks Railway - this 2 foot gauge railway linked the Kempton Park and Hampton pumping stations and was built to transport coal and clinker between the pumping stations and Platt’s Eyot – it ran between 1914 and 1945 when it was dismantled. In 2003 a preservation society was formed and today a short new section has been built with the intention of reopening part of the old track route to run trains to the nearby Kempton Nature Reserve. We will have an included trip on this short but interesting line.

·         The Sussex Arms, Twickenham (GBG) for sandwiches and an included pint. This serves around a dozen well-chosen ales on handpump and has transformed the town’s drinking scene.

·         Oddly Brewery, Platt’s Eyot - this brewery is so new that when the reccie was carried out only test brews had been produced but they are now in full production. The island is a fascinating place.

·         The Perseverance, Wraysbury (GBG) are holding a beer festival where around a dozen beers will be sold, many on gravity.

 

Click the link on our TOURS page for full details and the Booking Form – this tour is likely to sell out quickly.

 

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ADVANCE NOTICE FOR YOUR DIARY

 

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RAR 180 will be on 17th June 2017

 

Still in the planning stages but should include a visit to the Kempton Park waterworks steam engines and some nearby breweries including one on an eyot in the Thames!

 

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AND A WEEKEND EXPLORER:

Sat 21 to Monday 23 October 2017

 

A hotel in Weymouth. We shall include a single trip on the Swanage Railway, several micros (naturally) and a long stop in Lyme Regis Monday. Train from Waterloo to Gillingham (Dorset) and return.

 

 

 

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