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The Valley Pioneer - £35.00 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. 

Organising a group excursion to the Churnet Valley Railway? Visiting Leek for a day of retail bliss in the Queen of the Moorlands? Well come and enjoy a great value two-course lunch on board our historic carriage as part of your visit. Want to do lunch in a style found nowhere else? Our great value, two course Mid-Week Luncheon hauled by a heritage steam engine is the ideal way to break up your day exploring some of the region's best visitor destinations.




Braised Beef Bourguignon, Smoked Bacon Lardons Caramelised Shallots slowly cooked with Red Wine served with real fluffy Roasties & Honey Roasted Root Vegetables 
Roasted Hake Fillet with Dill Potato Cake, Capers and Hollandaise sauce served with Honey Roasted Root Vegetables 
Roasted Vegetable Stack (V)
Deep Dished Lemon Meringue Pie served with pouring cream 
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.

Local Suppliers
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.