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 1930's in our dining coach ‘Diana’ and enjoy our newLite Lunch Menu's where you will be table served by our dining team.
The New Lite Lunch dining train is designed to give you a slice of the Moorlander Dining Train. Enjoy a seasonal two course meal, table served as you journey along the Churnet Valley. Enjoy the various offerings including a Luxury Fish Sandwich or a Goats Cheese Blueberry Tart (V) to name just a few. In the tastefully decorated 'Diana' you will be sure to experience the fully 1930 atmosphere.
You can make it extra special by pre-ordering your drinks and have them waiting at your table.
Menus and Dietary Requirements.
The New Lite Lunch Menu includes Two Courses offering a choice of Main Course and dessert.
The Menu is available to download by using the link provided.
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.
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.
The Light Lunch trains depart Froghall Station at 12:35 sharp returning to Froghall Station at approximately 13:40.
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 purchase a table of two guarantee 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 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.
History of the Dining Car 'Diana'
A legacy left by Diana Clementson. A respected fireman sadly passed away in 2014 following a long battle with cancer. Diana is someone who would not hide from the duties of an operational railway. Previously volunteering at the Llangollen Railway before coming to Churnet Valley Railway. "Lady Di" as she became known had an infectious smile and left a lasting impression on everyone she met. Upon her passing she left a substantial amount of money to the Railway which was used in the winter maintenance in 2015-16. The coach was renamed 'Diana' in her memory.