The Rail Ale Ramble People


The Rail Ale Ramble People


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. Established since 1977, we have, so far, organised more than 360 trips for over 35,000 people! Please check our "Forthcoming Tours and Events" link below. All tours start from London (unless stated otherwise) but some may be joined en-route


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About Crookham Travel


Crookham Travel is the brain child of Gerald Daniels (pictured above) and was established in 1977 when real ale (cask conditioned living beer) was still in short supply. He already had experience of organising tours for the Coastal Cruising Association, of which he remains a member. The first Rail Ale Ramble ran from Waterloo station to Bath and Oxford on the 1st October - with 598 passengers! At this time good beer was hard to find in the capital. Although the selection of beer in the London area has since improved, there are many interesting and historic breweries, large and small (some very small), well worth visiting both in Britain and abroad, so this is what we have continued to do! The days of cheap charter trains taking 400 Ramblers to towns and cities throughout GB are now past but with groups of a more manageable size we continue to enjoy day tours to new interesting breweries and pubs.

Explorer Tours enjoy a faithful following of regulars and newcomers who recognize good value and interesting itineraries. Why not join them? Departures are usually on Friday morning, returning Monday evening to maximize the time at destinations. They can be one of Britain's cities, full of historic buildings and good pubs, or a stay in the countryside, often closer to a smaller brewery. Visits are made to (usually) the smaller breweries, sites of transport interest, steam railways and industrial archaeological museums. Most costs are included in the price and very good quality hotels with private facilities are used. If you are not on our mailing list, do something about it and contact us now, and you will receive information on future tours.

Crookham Travel tours have a reputation for attention to detail, comprehensive brochures, good punctuality and value for money. The Rail Ale Ramble people since 1977, with over 450 trips and over 38,000 participants. Over 1,000 breweries visited. Tours from Andover to Adelaide and Vilnius to Vancouver!

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11 Attlee Gardens, Church Crookham, Fleet, Hampshire GU52 6PH
Telephone: 077 6666 3579