Welcome to WensleyAle.

WensleyAle is the annual Real Ale and Music festival organised each year with the Wensleydale Railway.

With the festive season now over, new year but a hazy memory its time to dust down the contact list, find where we put the bar and see how big the marquee will need to be as we start to plan Wensleyale 2018 !

We are pleased to announce that our friends from Leeds Brewery have kindly offered to be our main sponsor for the second year. Our thanks to them and we will be featuring their beers again this year, but dont wait until May, go out and sample Leeds Pale, a favorite of mine !

We have the dates set,  25th – 28th May 2018, we have started to book the bands, we are reaching out to food vendors, new and old, and sampling the best in local ales to make sure 2018 is bigger and better than 2017 . The quiz on Friday night will be back,  along with the very popular DIY Gin bar, an intensive train service from Leeming and Leyburn and of course one of the best views from a bar in the country.

New for this year we are hosting a corporate day for our sponsors, where a train will take you to the site for the afternoon, with complementary bar and food in our wonderful setting. Click here for more details .

With a bigger festival we need more volunteers, so if you have some time to give then drop us a line here. 


From the very first days of it being formed in the 1990’s, the aim was for the railway to be a key part of the community. This aim has not changed and we hope that WensleyAle can bring both local residents and visitors to enjoy the live music, fantastic selection of drinks and amazing views of Pen Hill
See this blog written by one of our visitors: