Relax in the ambience of Havenstreet Station with a pint of cider and a platter of cheese and watch the trains go by. The cider bar and cheese counter is open from 11am.


A regular fixture in the Railway’s events calendar, the Cider & Cheese weekend is always a huge hit with visitors. There are over 25 ciders and cheeses to choose from. If you can’t decide on just one there are cheese platters to pick with crunchy pickles and crackers which are washed down perfectly with a pint of cider - it’s the perfect way to while away an early autumn afternoon.

Bars open from 11 am and entry to the event is absolutely free!

Steam trains are running throughout the day from 10.15am until 5pm. Book online to reserve your exclusive compartment on the train for you and your family - you'll even save money too by booking online. Why not travel to the event by train, making use of our connection with Island Line at Smallbrook Junction, or the Island's bus network at Wootton.

Settle back in beautifully restored Victorian and Edwardian carriages and discover an idyllic view of the Island's unspoilt countryside.  Thrill to the sight and sound of powerful majestic steam engines and breathe in the evocative smells of a real steam railway. Soak-up the rhythm of quiet rural stations while enjoying the friendliness of traditionally uniformed staff.

What's on:

•    Choose from 25 local cheeses and 25 ciders
•    Free entry to the site including admission to the Train Story Discovery Centre
•    Free falconry display at 11:40 and 13:40
•    Take the opportunity for a train ride – book online for the best price and to reserve your own compartment.

For more information and tickets, visit: Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Getting to the Isle of Wight Steam Railway is easy from Southampton.

By car - catch the hourly car ferry to East Cowes and then head south on Dover Road. Follow the A3021, Park Road, Briddlesford Road, and then turn left into Combley Road. The journey will take about 13 minutes.

On foot - catch the Red Jet to West Cowes. From here, Southern Vectis operate frequent buses (service 1) to Newport where you can change at the bus station for service 9, alighting at Wootton station. From here you catch a train to Havenstreet station. Taxis are also available outside the West Cowes Red Jet terminal. For car hire, we recommend Enterprise - they will pick you-up from the Red Jet if you tell them your arrival time.

Address: Isle of Wight Steam Railway, The Railway Station, Havenstreet, Isle of Wight, PO33 4DS