What could be better than enjoying the unique experience of Dining and a Steam Train Journey all at the same time. Step back in time to the 1930's in our dining carriage ‘Diana’ and enjoy a Staffordshire Cream Tea where you will be served at your table by our dining team.
Enjoy scrumptious freshly baked scones, served with clotted cream and locally sourced jams plus a selection of cakes accompanied by unlimited tea or coffee. You can purchase by pre order or on the day alcoholic drinks from our on board bar. Drinks priced individually and not included in the ticket price.
Menu and Dietary Requirements. To download the Staffordshire Cream Tea Menu click here. For dietary requirements please contact the office for more information.
We offer a full bar on board where you can you buy a range of drinks including cocktails or if you prefer you can pre-order your wine, beer 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.
Cancellations We do not accept cancellations
Unfortunately due the heritage design of the coach our 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.
We welcome well behaved children over the age of 8 years old.
Staffordshire Cream Tea trains depart Froghall Station at 14:10 sharp returning to Froghall Station at approximately 15:20.
Table of Two Guarantee
Unfortunately due to the heritage design and style of our first class dining coach, we have a limited number of tables of two, with remaining tables being tables of four. If you would like to guarantee a table for two, please ask for a table of two guaranteed over the phone at the time of booking. Failing to do so may result in you sharing with another passenger on the day.
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 20 minutes prior to departure.
If you would like to buy this experience as a gift then please call our booking office for a Churnet Valley Railway Gift Card. Additional costs apply to this depending on the package purchased.
If you are in ownership of a Staffordshire Cream Tea or Cream Tea voucher then please call the booking office to book your table.
If you have a special occasion we can cater for this . You should include in your online booking under the "special instructions" tab or call the booking line with the name of the person or persons for whom this is a special occasion.
Our dining train can be hired exclusively for a maximum Group Booking of 48 passengers. For more information please contact the booking office.