The Midlander Steam Train Midweek Luncheon

The Midlander Steam Train Midweek Luncheon

All aboard the Great Central Railway for a delightful midweek steam train luncheon for two or four! Departing from Loughborough station on selected Wednesdays these dining car experiences with a full day runaround ticket included are the perfect treat for the middle of the week.

The Midlander Lunch excursion is hugely popular. It’s a relaxing day out away from the weekend crowds that allows you to really enjoy these historic railway line in Leicestershire. It’s the UK’s only main lone heritage railway – and that means you’ll see moving trains going in opposite direction passing each other. It’s hugely renowned and has featured in many TV shows and films as an authentic filming location.

Your trip out will see you enjoying a return journey on the full length of the line from the main Great Central Railway station at Loughborough all the way to Leicester North and back again. During your voyage luncheon will be served at your table in the first class dining car. It’s just as you’d expect in this beautifully restored carriage with big comfy armchair-style seats and a fully-set table.

The onboard team will welcome you and be there for you from the moment you step onto the train from the platform to the moment they wave you off at the end of your voyage. It’s all very lovely and really rather civilised like rail travel used to be before ticket barriers and guard-less trains.

The food all comes freshly prepared from the onboard galley kitchen car. We can’t imagine that it’s easy producing meals in such confined conditions on a moving train but the chefs proudly send out their restaurant-standard food on these midweek steam train luncheons trips to the appreciative passengers.

As well as enjoying your meal there are all the views to take in too. You’ll be able to spot everything from landmarks of the local industrial heritage such as the former Ladybird Books factory in Loughborough to the working granite quarry at Mountsorrel. Then there’s the open countryside which is really stunning too – a highlight of which is the pause on the viaduct over Swithland Reservoir. We think these midweek steam train luncheon vouchers are the ideal Wednesday tranquil treat for you!

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Midweek Steam Train Lunch Staffordshire

Midweek Steam Train Lunch Staffordshire

The midweek steam train lunch is the next departure from Froghall station! Hosted by the lovely ladies and gents of the Churnet Valley Railway you’ll be enjoying a two-course meal whilst travelling the length of this lovely little heritage railway.

Your voyage will be on board the dining car. She was named after Diana Clementson a former fireman who volunteered at Churnet Valley. She was a much-loved and well-respected lady who made a very generous legacy to the railway so naming the carriage after her is a worthy gesture.

As soon as you climb aboard you’ll feel like you’re stepping back in time to when steam was the way to travel. The carriage has been lovingly restored to reflect the styles and textures of the 1930s and it really is rather delightful. The big seats are so comfy and the table is all nicely set up for your lunch. This is just what steam travel should be like!

Your midweek lunch steam train departs at 12:35 sharp from the Froghall Station and returns (after a full round trip) at 13:40. During that time you’ll be able to sit back and relax as you watch the Staffordshire countryside go by and enjoy your two-course lunch which will be served at your table. And why not have a little tot of something to wash it all down with rather nicely? That brings us neatly to the fact that the steam train boasts a fully-licensed bar so you can order a beer or wine to accompany your lunch.

All that remains for you to do it round everything off with a cup of tea or freshly brewed coffee (hot drinks are also available from the bar) as you roll back into Froghall. And of course your midweek steam train light lunch ticket gives you unlimited access to ride scheduled Churnet services so you can spend all day discovering rural Staffordshire by steam train.

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Brunch on the Belmond British Pullman London

Brunch on the Belmond British Pullman London

Revel in the opulence of a Belmond British Pullman brunch! Book a rail away day steeped in nostalgia and history onboard the famous Belmond British Pullman train for a luxurious train return journey through Kent.

As you leave London Victoria Station and head out towards Kent onboard this wonderful Pullman train a delicious three course brunch will be served at your table. There really is nothing more civilised than sampling tasty dishes served by courteous uniformed stewards at a table laid with crisp white linen polished silverware crystal glasses and blush-pink table lights. And to get your rail voyage off to the best possible start? A very indulgent Bellini cocktail. Just perfect!

Now your voyage is nicely getting underway you’ll leave the big city behind and head into the Kentish countryside. As you gaze out of the picture windows at the unfolding green and pleasant land wait staff will be bringing out the brunch delights.

And what a spread it is! You’ll be treated to a lavish silver-service brunch. Fresh fruits freshly-baked pastries and croissants give your Belmond British Pullman brunch a sweet start. This is followed by the classic brunch dish of smoked salmon with scrambled eggs. Teas and coffees will also be served and all whilst discovering the wonderful Kent views and vistas.

This Belmond British Pullman brunch is first-class day out and it’s how train travel was always meant to be. Imagine relaxing in the quiet carriages of the plush Belmond British Pullman headed for a lovely round trip through Kent. Savour the chance to be regaled with some excellent cuisine onboard these ‘palaces on wheels’ and enjoy the day you went on the suitably chic sister train to the Venice-Simplon Orient-Express.

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Historic Belmond British Pullman Day Trip

Historic Belmond British Pullman Day Trip

Visit lovely locations steeped in history on these Belmond British Pullman train trips! Spend the day luxuriating in the splendour of the Belmond British Pullman as you embark on a round trip to some really rather splendid places.

Departing from London Victoria train station you’ll have all day to enjoy the service and comfort of the Belmond British Pullman. All day trips are offered on a full-service basis and usually arriving around midday you will have time to explore your destination.

The day starts off as it means to go on for these trips – with a Bellini cocktail being handed to you as you board the train. Having been shown to your reserved seat by your steward all you will be required to do from here on in is relax and enjoy yourself.

By the time you’ve finished your three-course brunch and freshly brewed mid-morning coffee there’s just enough time to do some gazing out of the picture window of your Pullman carriage before you arrive at your destination.

Disembarking around midday you will have plenty of time to discover the historic location you’ll be visiting. In most cases you’ll be taken directly there by coach. On arrival there may be a walking tour a commented coach tour or free time for you to explore. From country houses and Royal palaces to Roman cities and market towns we’ve got the very best of historic England for you.

After your visit it’s time to head back to the British Belmond Pullman for your return journey. The elevated levels of customer service and care for passengers continues with a four-course dinner served at your table. Your supper onboard includes wine carefully selected by the sommelier as well as delicate petits fours served with tea and coffee.

These historic Belmond British Pullman day trips are the perfect voyage for anyone who loves a little bit of luxury when they travel. And your day out isn’t just about the journey your destination will be a fascinating insight into some of the country’s finest places to visit.

As you might imagine Belmond British Pullman day trips are hugely popular so we highly recommend booking well in advance to avoid disappointment. These historic day trips usually operate between February and November and can be booked up to a year in advance so if you’ve got something special to celebrate you can get the date in the diary now.

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Northern Belle Leisure Journeys

Northern Belle Leisure Journeys

Northern Belle at Leisure – a fine collection of journeys onboard the stunning Northern Belle train. Fine dining combines with superb sightseeing for these day trips by train to some of Britain’s most-loved destinations.

We are offering vouchers for one to four people to enjoy a trip onboard this magnificent train. Each of the seven carriages has been beautifully restored to reflect the heyday of train travel during the ‘Belle Epoque’ era of the 1930s. Muralists marquetry and mosaic artists have created an elegant masterpiece that is truly stunning.

Departure stations for these leisure experiences are scheduled all over the Midlands and North from Gloucester and Cheltenham to Newcastle and Durham. It’s going to be an early start and a fairly late finish giving you plenty of time to luxuriate in the glamour of it all.

Destinations for the Northern Belle include seaside resorts and historic towns you love. Each itinerary includes time to explore at your leisure. Maybe a stroll along the seafront promenade? A visit to a museum perhaps? Or just have a wander around the old town taking in the magnificent architecture? It’s your time to enjoy as you please.

For many guests on these leisure trips it’s the onboard service that is the highlight. The exceptional care and attention afforded to passengers begins from the moment you board with a Bellini cocktail. This is followed by your delicious brunch and a mid-morning tea or coffee break whilst you travel.

After your leisurely afternoon enjoying your day-trip destination you’ll board the Northern Belle for your return train journey. This is the time to sit back and relax in your comfy armchair seat reflect on your day and prepare for the five course fine dining meal that will be served at your table during your trip. With an emphasis on seasonal British food the dishes are very much inspired by the views out of your carriage window as you traverse the countryside. Freshly prepared onboard by the Northern Belle’s chef team in their galley kitchen the quality is nothing short of excellent.

Northern Belle leisure experiences depart from a range of regional train stations between April and September. These day trips are incredibly popular so make sure you book well in advance to secure your reservation onboard this majestic luxury train service.

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