Book Now: THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride 2024

Bombay Express - £38.50 Per Person - Departs Froghall 13:30 / 18:30 Book Now

It shouldn't come as a surprise that our Bombay Express lunch train experience is one of our best-selling and most popular attractions here at Churnet Valley. Our love of exotic cuisine runs deep, and when you enjoy your perfectly cooked curry and other authentic side dishes aboard our vintage restored steam train, you'll quickly understand why our patrons flock back to the Bombay Express again and again. This experience works equally well as an out-of-the-ordinary date with a loved one or a fun and memorable day out with some friends.

New Dates Added: 

Saturday 25th May 2024 - Departing 1330 From Froghall

Saturday 7th September - Departing 1330 From Froghall

Saturday 21st September - Departing 1330 From Froghall

An evening celebrating Britain’s second favourite dish, as traditional curry arrives aboard our train, join us for a superb curry freshly prepared in our very own kitchen onboard the train, and served straight to your table. 

Departing from Froghall, watch the valley floor come to life with the evening light as aroma from India excite your taste buds. A selection of beverages (both alcoholic and soft drinks) will be available to supplement your meal and add to your experience throughout your journey. This is ideal for couples looking to do something different or a group looking for a meal on a Saturday night with a bit of spice. 

We endeavour to supply all the items listed in our menu. Supply chain problems are being experienced at the moment and we reserve the right to substitute items at short notice. Our food is delivered daily for our trains, therefore sometimes we only know of an issue on the day.


Due to the nature of the heritage kitchen coach we are only able to accommodate a gluten free and vegetarian option.

Unfortunately we are unable to offer vegan, dairy free, nut free products, halal meat and any other dietary requirements.

Please make sure to list if there are any gluten free or vegetarian passengers in your party in the special instructions.

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Due to the nature of our coaches you may be sat with other people at a table of 4 . Only those with the correct exclusive voucher will be guaranteed a table of 2

Vouchers can be bought from

(Excluding Breakfast Trains and Murder Mystery)

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Our well-stocked bar is open for all our dining experiences. You're also welcome to pre-order your drinks to have them waiting for you at your table on arrival. Drinks are priced individually and are not included in the ticket price.

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We are immensely proud of our home county of Staffordshire, from its impressive industrial history, to its captivating landscapes and, of course, its award-winning produce.

The pride we have for our area is evident in our menus, which have been carefully designed to encompass our passion for seasonal and where possible locally sourced, quality ingredients.

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All of our dining trains operate a smart casual dress code; no tracksuits, walking shoes, trainers, hats or sweatshirts are allowed.

Dining Train passengers can wear lounge suits or black-tie if they wish to do so; however, this is not compulsory.

We would like to remind all passengers that this can be a once in a lifetime experience for some of our guests and that some passengers may be celebrating special occasions.

We politely ask that all guests remain mindful of others during their visit.

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There are customer toilets on board the dining train.

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We welcome well-behaved children over the age of 12 on our Lunch and Cream Tea Trains. Our breakfast train accommodates children as young as 8 years old.

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Dogs are NOT permitted on the dining coach with the exception of Service Dogs.

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There is free parking at Froghall Station with limited Disabled Parking.

We advise that you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure.

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If you are in possession of a voucher then please call the booking office to book your table. If you would like to purchase one please go to

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Yes. Please visit to view our full range of dining experiences for two or to purchase a voucher.

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