Trans Pennine Ale Trail 2019

Join us for our annual Trans-Pennine Railway Pub Crawl!

Using the hourly stopping train service between Dewsbury and Stalybridge it’s possible to do what is perhaps a unique pub crawl visiting at least 7 pubs and enjoying a different pint in each, from independent and small breweries, all without leaving the station or at most just walking across the road.

We will travel to Dewsbury and make our way back, as we feel it is better to travel homeward bound as the drinks go down. There is plenty of time for a relaxing pint at each location and a chance for food at some of the pubs and there are chip shops near others. It only takes 5-10 mins between each stop with fine scenery to view along the way, no time wasted in walking and a guarantee of a different brew in each!

This is an opportunity to have some fun and also meet other members and activists.

When : Saturday, 3rd August 2019

Where: Starting off at Bolton Train Station – either meet at 9am at Wetherspoon’s in Nelson Square for breakfast or 10.30am at the train station. The quickest train to Dewsbury leaves Bolton at 10.49am via Manchester Victoria. We can then make our way back to Stalybridge on the hourly stopping service.

People wishing to ‘set off’ at their own pace – see you there!

Details about the stations and pubs on the route can be found here.

This year our trip also coincides with the Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival which features over 100 stalls and entertainment in St George’s Square, right next to the train station.

Train tickets are subsidised at £10 each, for Bolton Local Government branch members only.

Tickets will go on sale from the Unison Office from Wednesday 12th June at 12pm. Cash/cheque only.

Please call in person to The HUB, Bold Street, Bolton, BL1 1LS.  Tel:01204 338901

Please be advised UNISON takes no responsibility for your safety during this event! Please be drinkaware.