Steam Train Afternoon Cream Tea Staffordshire Book Now

£33.50 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.

For dietary requirements please contact the office for more information.


Due to the nature of the heritage kitchen coach we are only able to accommodate a gluten free and vegetarian option.

Unfortunately we are unable to offer vegan, dairy free, nut free products, halal meat and any other dietary requirements.

Please make sure to list if there are any gluten free or vegetarian passengers in your party in the special instructions.
Due to the nature of our coaches you may be sat with other people at a table of 4 . Only those with the correct voucher will be guaranteed a table of 2
We offer a full bar on board where you can buy a range of drinks or if you prefer you can pre-order drinks and these will be ready and waiting at your table on arrival.

Drinks are priced individually and not included in the ticket price.
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.
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 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 coaches it is not accessible by wheelchair.

Customers with limited mobility should call the booking office to notify us of your requirements and we will do our upmost to accommodate a table nearest the entrance.
There are customer toilets on board the dining train.
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 Station with limited Disabled Parking.

We advise that you arrive at least 20 minutes prior to departure.
If you are in possession of a voucher then please call the booking office to book your table.


Why not take the kids out for Mad Hatter's Tea Party at the Churnet Valley Railway for Easter 2023 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.