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New River Line CRP launches rail trail with a difference

Beer lovers in Hertfordshire can now enjoy a pub crawl with a difference thanks to the launch of a new Rail Ale Trail.

With support from Greater Anglia and the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), the New River Line Community Rail Partnership (CRP) created the new line guide to encourage more people to visit the area by train.

The CRP researched and developed the trail, producing an engaging guide which features pubs near to the five railway stations on its line.

With the new guide, visitors can leave the car at home and sample a range of real ales from 18 CAMRA-recommended pubs along the route of the Hertford East to Broxbourne ‘New River’ Line.

Katie Goldthorpe, New River Line CRP Officer, said: “There are just five stations on the New River Line, but there are so many fun things to do around them, including 18 real ale pubs, all near to stations.

“Perfect for a summer’s day out, we wanted to encourage visitors to leave the car behind, enjoy a pint of real ale and travel safely by train. I would encourage everyone to come and explore the line for a great day out.”

The Rail Ale Trail guides are available from local pubs, tourist information points and other local outlets, as well as for download here.

Keep up to date with future news, projects and events from the New River Line CRP via their website.