Steam Train Dining Experiences


Steam Train Dining Experiences

Why not try a new steam train experience?

Here at the Churnet Valley Railway we offer a wide choice of dining experiences for two onboard our luxury steam hauled dining trains.

From the traditional Cream Tea to our taste-tingling Bombay Express, we have something to suit everyone!

Your ticket includes a fresh home cooked meal whilst travelling through the glorious English countryside. Outstanding service is of the utmost importance to us and keeps our customers coming back.

Upon arrival, you will be greeted by one of our team and shown to your table. Once seated you will meet your personal server for the trip who will look after you for the duration. We pride ourselves on offering high-quality, locally sourced food which is cooked onboard to ensure it is piping hot & fresh.

Take it one step further by pre-ordering your drinks to your table so all you need to do is sit back & relax. We have an onboard bar, where you can purchase extra refreshments while taking in the spectacular views.

So, if you are looking for a day out with a difference, a weekend treat, or a unique gift then look no further.

To book your steam train dining experience with us, please click on the options below.

Breakfast Train

Breakfast Train

Get your day off to the best start possible on board our Breakfast Train.

We serve up the most important meal of the day whilst you relax & enjoy the amazing views of the Staffordshire countryside. Experience first class service as our staff serve you crispy bacon, perfectly poached eggs, traditional Staffordshire oatcakes and more.

All our breakfasts are served with unlimited hot drinks or water, however if you are looking to make your journey extra special then add Prosecco to your booking.

The Valley Pioneer

Mid-Week Lunch Train

The Valley Pioneer Steam Train offers the perfect settings for a relaxing, lavish lunch.

Your journey begins at Froghall Station where our team will welcome you onboard. Relax as you journey through the beautiful Churnet Valley whilst dining in style in a traditional First Class 1960’s carriage. Choose from our two-course lunch menu which uses delicious, local & seasonal food. Order the cheese & biscuits course to round off your amazing experience.

To book or find out more about this amazing lunchtime treat, click here.

Saturday Lunch Train

Saturday Lunch Train

Enjoy an afternoon excursion through the beautiful Moorlands countryside with an amazing 3-course meal.

Relax on this delightful journey & enjoy a carefully crafted meal served to you in our beautiful first-class dining carriage.

Choose from three different options for each of your three courses.? To book or find out more about this luxurious lunchtime experience, please click here.

Sunday Lunch Train

Sunday Lunch Train

There is nothing better than a traditional Sunday Lunch, so why not combine this with a relaxing journey through the heart of the Staffordshire Countryside?

Our Moorlander Lunch train departing from Froghall Station will transport you back to a time when rail travel was the ultimate luxury.

Our 1960’s first class dining carriage is the location for your three-course meal. Choose from our selection of contemporary or traditional Sunday lunch options.

Book your Sunday Lunch steam experience here.

Staffordshire Cream Tea

Staffordshire Cream Tea

Fancy a traditional cream tea and all the delights that go along with it?

Book onto our Staffordshire Cream Tea train & glide through the beautiful Moorlands countryside on a traditional steam train ride with a hint of luxury.

Indulge yourself with homemade scones, clotted cream & jam. Bite-sized cakes made locally top off this sweet treat. We offer a gluten free option to ensure that everyone can experience the luxury of the Churnet Valley Railway.

Our cream teas are served with unlimited hot drinks or water but why not make it extra special & add a glass of Prosecco?

For further details or to book this afternoon delight, please click here.

Bombay Express

Bombay Express

If Cream Teas or the traditional Sunday Roast are not your thing, let us add some spice to your life!

The Bombay Express combines classic 1960’s English first-class dining with the amazing flavours of India.

Enjoy your meal 3 course whilst watching the sunset from our exclusive carriage. So, book your Bombay Express evening here to journey through the heart of England whilst experiencing the flavours of India.

Pie & Mash

Pie & Mash

Saturday evenings are made for wining and dining, and there is no better place to dine this summer than the Churnet Valley Railway.

Back by popular demand, returning after 10 years, are our famous Pie and Mash Saturday’s. Step on board our elegant dining train and be treated to some of the finest quality food in the area, sourced from local farmers

Our showstopper pies are prepared at Ash Butchers in Leek, and come in a variety of options for you to choose from including meat; chicken and mushroom, along with vegetarian options