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The Churnet Valley Limited - £45.00 Per Person - Departs Froghall 13:30 Book Now


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. 

Enjoy a sumptuous three-course lunch served direct to your own reserved seat, as a steam locomotive takes you on a leisurely journey through glorious countryside. Relax in the period atmosphere, enjoying the glorious views of the sweeping valley as it intertwines with river and canal throughout your journey. All fully cooked on board in our dedicated car by our resident chef, your chosen starter, seasonal main and mouth-watering dessert will satisfy all your taste buds. Coffee and tea will be available to compliment your meal, as well as alcoholic beverages, all of which can be purchased on the day.

Warm Smoked Chicken Breast, Charred Asparagus Spears roasted New Potatoes on Rocket salad 
Smoked Salmon dressed with Capers Fresh Lemons and complimenting dressing. 
 Sweet Potato and red pepper Soup served with a Crusty Roll (V) 
Honey roasted pink Duck Breast, Sauté Potatoes Green vegetables and Black Cherry sauce. 
Baked Salmon Fillet, pan fried in Cajun Spices served with a Garlic and Chive Potato Cake, with Tomato sauce.
Lentil and Nut Loaf, served with a rich Sage and Onion Gravy (V)
Sticky Toffee Pudding, with Salted Caramel Sauce. 
Warm Apple and Forest Fruit crumble, with real creamy custard 
Fruit Salad with pouring cream 
Extra Course of Cheese and Biscuits available to pre order at £5.50 Per Person

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.