Pie and Mash

Pie & Mash Saturday Evening Special - £30.00 Book Now

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.  

Dine Aboard our Elegant Dining Train 

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. Our comforting meal comes with hearty gravy and creamy, smooth mashed potato and peas.  

Top your meal off with delicious desserts while enjoying the stunning sunset over the hills of the Churnet Valley. Our fully stocked bar has a range of local ales, lagers and wines that you can preorder before climbing aboard so that all you need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the journey.  

Pie and Mash Timetable 

Our Pie and Mash Saturday evening special runs on a number of days in 2022: 

Saturday 25th June  

Saturday 13th August  

Saturday 3rd September  

Our journey departs at 6 pm, allowing you to experience the stunning Staffordshire countryside as the evening draws in. Starting and ending at Froghall Station, it couldn’t be easier to get here, with easy taxi links from Leek, Cheadle and surrounding areas. While enjoying your meal, sit back and relax over our 22 mile journey, as you tuck into locally sourced food. Summer nights couldn’t be better! 



Some of our dishes are available as Gluten Free. Please contact our office to check before booking 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.


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

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We are immensely proud of our home county of Staffordshire, 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.

Dress Code:

All of our dining trains operate a smart casual dress code. 

No tracksuits, walking shoes, trainers, hats or sweatshirts are allowed.  

Dining Train passengers can wear lounge suits or black-tie if they wish to do so however this is not compulsory.

We would like to remind all passengers that this can be a once in a lifetime experience for some of our guests and that some passengers maybe celebrating particularly special occasions. We politely ask that all guests remain mindful of others during their visit.


Unfortunately due to the heritage design of the dining train it 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.


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.