The Severn Valley Railway is set to host its first-ever real ale and mixed traction festival next month. 

The heritage railway will be an "irresistible draw" for lovers of beer as The Engine House at Highley gets ready to showcase up to 20 real ales from all parts of the UK. 

Highley is at the mid-point of the 16-mile line with the event, which will be held on Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16, also bringing a busy service of steam and diesel trains. 

There will also be plenty of food for everyone to enjoy over the weekend including a BBQ. 

Visitor engagement manager Lewis Maddox said: "We'll have pale ales, dark stouts and everything in between. This is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a day of heritage rail travel and to sample some of the country's finest real ale offerings. 

"We'll have plenty of food available including a BBQ to help you make a full day of it. Entry to the Engine House is included in the price of your travel ticket." 

The SVR's flagship steam locomotive 4930 'Hagley Hall' will be in service alongside Stanier Mogul 13268 hauling a matching rake of historic LMS carriages. 

On the diesel front, Class 37 37263 and Class 52 D1062 'Western Courier' will each run for 64 miles as well as the DMU working local services. 

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