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Steam Train Dining Experiences

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Steam Train Dining Experiences

Dining Trains

Here at the Churnet Valley Railway we offer a wide choice of dining experiences for two on-board our luxury steam hauled dining trains. From the traditional Cream Tea or breakfast train, to our taste-tingling Bombay Express, we have something to suit everyone!

Your ticket will include a fresh home-cooked meal while travelling through the glorious English countryside. Outstanding service is of the utmost importance to us and keeps our loyal customers coming back to dine with us.

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

Save time by pre-ordering your drinks to your table, so all you need to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy your experience. We have an on-board bar, where you can purchase extra refreshments while taking in the picturesque views.

If you are looking for a day out with a difference, a weekend treat, a romantic dinner, or a unique gift, then look no further – we’ve got it all! To book your steam train dining experience with us, or for more information, please click on the options below.

Murder Mystery

Murder Mystery Evening

Ever wanted to solve a mystery ?

Churnet Valley Railway and Murders by Midnight formally invite you to set off new mystery's for 2024

Running on the selected Saturday's in June, July, August.

Saturday Lunch Train

Saturday Lunch Train

Enjoy an afternoon excursion through the stunning Moorlands countryside with a delicious 3-course meal.

Relax on this delightful journey and 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, and dine in style with a perfect view.

To book or find out more about this luxurious lunchtime experience, please click below.

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. You will dine on a steam train while the beautiful Churnet Valley countryside slides past the windows of our impeccably-restored vintage dining carriages.

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, then sit back and relax!

Book your Sunday Lunch steam experience here.

Breakfast Train

Breakfast Train

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

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

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

The Valley Pioneer

Mid-Week Lunch Train

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

Your journey begins at Froghall Station, where our team will welcome you on-board. Relax as you journey through the beautiful Churnet Valley whilst dining in style in a traditional First Class 1960’s carriage.

Choose from our three-course lunch menu which uses delicious, local and seasonal food. To round of this amazing experience in style, order the cheese & biscuits to finish.

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

Staffordshire Cream Tea

Staffordshire Cream Tea

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

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

Indulge yourself with homemade scones, clotted cream, and jam. Bite-sized cakes made locally top off this sweet treat. We offer a gluten-free option to ensure that everyone can experience and enjoy 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 and add a glass of Prosecco to your experience?

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 3-course dinner as you watch the sunset from our exclusive carriage. This luxury experience is perfect for a special treat or romantic evening for two.

Book your Bombay Express evening here to journey through the heart of England while you dine on delicious, decadent Indian-style food.

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Private Hire and Corporate

Looking for somewhere different to treat the team or looking for a memorable day with friends and family? We can host small private events to an entire train on the day just for you!