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£28.50 Per Person - Departs Froghall 13:30

Let the Churnet Valley Railway return you to a more leisurely and relaxing era when you dine in style in one of our period restaurant cars, as the beautiful Churnet Valley countryside slips by your window. Savour the sumptuous comfort of a classic 1960s First Class dining carriage, hauled by a steam locomotive, and hosted by a dedicated team of volunteers.

Let us take care of your afternoon munchies with our Staffordshire Cream Tea dining service. These luxury experiences combine the elegance of first-class train travel with a choice of tea, coffee and fresh cakes. There is no finer way to enjoy a few hours than by indulging in a spot of Afternoon Tea during a relaxing journey to a time long forgotten. Enjoy a selection of traditional scones and cakes whilst delighting in the vintage ambience on board our immaculately restored dining train with this quintessentially British treat.

We endeavour to supply all the items listed in our menu. Supply chain problems are being experienced at the moment and we reserve the right to substitute items at short notice. Our food is delivered daily for our trains, therefore sometime we only know of an issue on the day.

Why not take the kids out for Mad Hatter's Tea Party at the Churnet Valley Railway for Easter 2022 too? Much–loved characters Alice, the Mad Hatter and the White Rabbit will be strolling through the train to talk to all the children, parents and grandparents. Sit back and enjoy cake and soft drinks as the interactive experience unfolds.


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.

First Class Service

Delivering sterling service is at the heart of what we do, and we often find that it is those little touches that keep our customers coming back time and time again. Upon arrival diners will enjoy the "red carpet treatment" where they will be greeted by our Staff before being introduced to their personal waiter, who will endeavour to ensure that their every whim is catered for.

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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.


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.


We do not accept cancellations.


Unfortunately due the heritage design of the 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.


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.

Gift Vouchers

If you are in possession of a voucher then please call the booking office to book your table.

Special Occasions

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 office with the name of the person or persons for whom this is a special occasion.

Group Bookings

Our dining train can be hired exclusively for a maximum Group Booking of 90 passengers. For more information please contact the booking office.