Well this brings a whole new meaning to train beers...
The beautiful Holly Tree pub in Forest Gate has just undergone a huge refurb, part of which includes a fully functioning miniature railway in the beer garden.
This is the 16th pub created by erstwhile Olympian swimmer, and dealer of restored Routemaster buses, Robert Thomas. Says Thomas:
I have a penchant for pubs and for all things mechanical so adding a 7 ¾ gauge train to the garden of our latest pub, is the perfect fit.
The electric train will be worked by its own driver — and nope, you can't drive it yourself. Still, we predict crowds as big as those you usually see in Euston station at rush hour.
A London bus will also be added into the garden, for customers to hire for parties.
The Holly Tree, 141 Dames Road, Forest Gate, E7 0DZ, opens Friday 18 October at 6pm