Jubilee Garden Party

 Thursday 2nd – Sunday 5th June 2022

Visit the South Devon Railway this Platinum Jubilee bank holiday for a whole host of entertainment as well as a memorable train ride along the stunning river Dart between Buckfastleigh and Totnes in the heart of glorious Devon.

To help celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, we are holding a special garden party-themed beer festival at our Staverton station.

An intensive train service is operating to take you from Buckfastleigh (large free car park just off the A38) or Totnes Riverside (short walk to the main line railway station and bus stops) to Staverton station where the festivities are taking place. There is no public parking available at Staverton, so the best way to enjoy the beer festival is to arrive on one of our heritage trains!

What to see and do:

  • Intensive train service with a variety of steam and diesel hauled services.
  • Beer festival with over 40 real ales, 8 craft beers, cider, wine, spirits and Pimms.
  • DJ playing a selection of tunes from across the decades.
  • “Garden party” style set up within our large station yard with picnic tables, bunting and plenty of undercover seating in case the weather turns bad!
  • A selection of Royalty themed events including a prize quiz and beacon lighting (see below for a full itinerary).
  • A selection of food offerings including Pie and Mash, BBQ and cream teas.

Train services

Our Great Western carriages from the early 20th century (including visiting luxury GWR saloon No. 9044 from 1881) will be in operation each day with steam locomotive 5526 hauling them. Our British Railways Mark 1 carriages from the 1950s and 1960s will be hauled by a heritage diesel locomotive – Class 25 D7612 on Thursday and Friday, and Class 33 D6501 on Saturday and Sunday. A prototypical “Auto” train formed of single carriage 233 with steam locomotive 6430 will be providing additional shuttle services in the afternoon and evening (excluding Sunday).

Train services run from approximately 1000 until late each evening, providing an intensive service to get to and from the celebrations at Staverton.

Train Timetables

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Fares

 RangerReturnSingle
Adult£22£17£12
Child (3-15)£15£11£8
Child (0-2)FreeFreeFree
Senior Citizen£21£16£11
Family Super Saver (2 adults & 2 children)£65£49.50
Premium Compartment
(for up to 6 persons)
Not Currently AvailableNot Currently AvailableNot Currently Available
Disabled / Carer£8.50
Dogs£2£2£1

Our standard fares are available for single and return journeys on a selected train service.

“Ranger” tickets are also available, allowing unlimited travel on all services, with no need to commit to specific train times and the freedom to ride all day long.

Tickets will be available to purchase on the day from our booking offices, or in advance on our ticket booking site.

Itinerary

Thursday 2nd June

11am – 10.30pm: Beer festival at Staverton station with 40 real ales, ciders, craft beer, gin, wine, Pimms and Prosecco

12.00pm -7pm: Pie and mash, Barbecue and cream teas

12.00pm – 8pm: DJ Dave plays a decade countdown playlist

9.45pm: Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacon lighting – enjoy a pint whilst we join the nation in lighting a beacon to mark the Queen’s momentous reign

 

Friday 3rd June

11am – 10pm: Beer festival at Staverton station with 40 real ales, ciders, craft beer, gin, wine, Pimms and Prosecco

12.00pm -7pm: Pie and mash, Barbecue and cream teas

12.00pm – 7pm: DJ Dave plays live music

7pm – 10pm: DJ Dave plays 70 years of Number 1 hits

 

Saturday 4th June

11am – 10pm: Beer festival at Staverton station with 40 real ales, ciders, craft beer, gin, wine, Pimms and Prosecco

12.00pm -7pm: Pie and mash, Barbecue and cream teas

12.00pm – 7pm: DJ Dave plays live music

7pm – 10pm: Right Royal Quiz. Come as a team or join a team – all welcome

 

Sunday 5th June

11am – 6pm: Beer festival at Staverton station with 40 real ales, ciders, craft beer, gin, wine, Pimms and Prosecco

12.00pm -6pm: Pie and mash, Barbecue and cream teas

12.00pm – 6pm: DJ Alan plays live music

 

Indoor and outdoor seating available at Staverton.

Intensive train service throughout the event from morning until late night.

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