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Moorlander Dining Train 4

Christmas Lunch Train - £50.00 Per Person - Departs Froghall 12:30

As part 2020’s revamped Christmas services, the Churnet Valley Railway is delighted to announce the launch of a brand-new Christmas Lunch Train.

These trains are departing on Wednesday 9th and 16th December.


Take an afternoon out to embrace the festive spirit and join the Christmas Lunch Train at Froghall from where you will journey along the scenic Churnet Valley and up into the Staffordshire Moorlands. Full waitress service will enable you to remain in the comfort of your own seat, enjoying the steam hauled trip through some of the finest scenery Staffordshire has to offer. 

With 2020 having presented many challenges for all, our midweek Lunch Train provides the ideal alternative to another lunch in another boring restaurant sitting still. Your journey will take around 2 hours, plenty of time to enjoy your chosen meal and add a chosen tipple from our onboard bar that is open for the entirety of your excursion.

Christmas Lunch Menu



- Starter -

Tomato and Basil Soup (Gluten Free/ Vegetarian)


Gravalax Smoked Salmon, Mustard Dressed Salad Leaves with Lemon Wedge

- Main -

Traditional Roast Turkey Dinner with Pigs in Blankets Served with Roast Potatoes, Carrots, Parsnips and Green Vegetable Panache


Roast Pork Loin with Cranberry and Apricot Glaze with Roast Potatoes, Carrots, Parsnips and Green Vegetable Panache


Mushroom Wellington with Goats Cheese and Cranberries with Roast Potatoes, Carrots, Parsnips and Green Vegetable Panache (Vegetarian)

- Dessert -

Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce




Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce (Gluten Free)


Individual Chocolate and Raspberry Truffle (Vegetarian)


Allergens - Dishes Marked (V) are Suitable for Vegetarians
Some of our dishes are available as Gluten Free. Please contact our office to check before booking to find out what we offer and what our alternatives are. We are able to offer additional allergen free alternatives upon request. This must be requested at the time of booking. We cannot deal with these requests on the day.

First Class Service
Delivering sterling service is at the heart of what we do, and we often find that it is those little touches that keep our customers coming back time and time again. Upon arrival diners will enjoy the "red carpet treatment" where they will be greeted by our Dining Manager before being introduced to their personal waiter, who will endeavour to ensure that their every whim is catered for.

Local Suppliers
We are immensely proud of our home county of Staffordshire Moorlands, 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.

We offer a full bar on board where you can you buy a range of drinks including locally sourced Ales and Gins or if you prefer you can pre-order your wine, ale or prosecco and this will be ready and waiting at your table on your arrival. Drinks are priced individually and not included in the ticket price.

We do not accept cancellations.

Unfortunately due the heritage design of the dining train is not accessible by wheelchair. Customers with limited mobility should call the booking office to notify of your requirements and we will do our upmost to accommodate a table nearest the entrance.

There are customer toilets on board the coach and at Froghall Station both before and after the train. 

We welcome well behaved children over the age of 8 years old.

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

There is free parking at Froghall with limited Disabled Parking. We advise that you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure.

Gift Vouchers
There are no vouchers for this experience. If you have a voucher for any other experience please call the office on 01538 360522 and the staff will be happy to help. 

Special Occasions
Due to the current climate we are not able to provide the normal card or surprises but we will work to return to normal as soon as safe to do so. 

Group Bookings
Due to the current Government Guidelines we do not accept group bookings larger than six, or if they have more than two social bubbles in.