S160 Just After Bridge 10

The Valley Pioneer - £42.50 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.

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 sometimes we only know of an issue on the day.

Allergens

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.

Bar

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.

Accessibility

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.

Facilities

There are customer toilets on board the coach.

Children

We welcome well behaved children over the age of 8 years old.

Dogs

Dogs are not permitted on the dining coach with the exception of Service Dogs.

Parking

There is free parking at Froghall with limited Disabled Parking. We advise that you arrive at least 20 minutes prior to departure.

Vouchers

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