Monks Ale on Grand Central Rail

Passengers travelling with Grand Central Rail during February can sample a local award-winning beer on board services between Yorkshire and London King’s Cross.

For a limited one month period, Grand Central will be the only rail provider to serve Ampleforth Abbey Beer which is based on a Benedictine recipe dating back to 1608.

Gillian Dewar at Ampleforth Abbey, said: “Our beer is based on a centuries old recipe, but having it served on trains is new for us. We’re really pleased to be able to extend the reach and for passengers travelling up and down the country to enjoy its flavour while taking in the beautiful scenery along the route.”

Sean English, Chief Operating Officer at Grand Central Rail, said: “Our trains already feature a selection of locally sourced food and drink products, ensuring that passengers receive a taste of the dynamic flavours available along our routes and that the variety available within our local communities is showcased on board. Ampleforth Abbey Beer is a great addition to this and we are delighted to have it on board as a limited edition.”