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Northern Belle

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Evoking the opulent "Belles" of the 1930s, this luxurious yet intimate train explores Britain's most beautiful countryside. The superb on-board cuisine is created using locally sourced specialities, all paired with fine wines and Champagnes. The...more
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London SE1 2HP, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This trip was something I had wanted to do for years. The carriages were beautiful and staff very attentive. The musicians were brilliant. Couple of disappointing things, it was uncomfortably warm on there, the food was nice enough but not fine dining and I think...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank deb3sc
DayTrip67858335753, Administrator at Northern Belle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Morning deb3sc Thank you for taking the time to share recent experience on Northern Belle. I am pleased that you found your experience amazing in spite of the issues you raised. We do strive to ensure that all of our guests have a fabulous...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unique genuine smiles from professionals in excellence service. The atmosphere, the food, the entertainment are unparalleled. Different destinations and trips for everyone with the best British ambiance ever!!!Strongly recommended.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank papachrislaw
DayTrip67858335753, Administrator at Northern Belle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Papachrislaw Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your journey with us. We do hope to welcome you back aboard soon. Kind regards, Elly

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I boarded the train via Paddington station on Sunday 24th February. My sister and I were warmly greeted by professional staff. The beautiful decor inside and outside the train create a feeling of the 1930s. The afternoon tea was plentiful and extremely delicious. It was...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Paula C
DayTrip67858335753, Administrator at Northern Belle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good Afternoon Paula C Many thanks for your review on Trip Advisor. It is always nice to hear that our guests have had such a memorable journey and your comments will be passed on to the chef and on-board team. Best Wishes

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I enjoyed a truly unique and fabulous afternoon yesterday, aboard The Northern Belle. The initial friendliness, enthusiasm, professionalism and helpfulness of the staff waiting at Paddington Station who took our names and advised us of what coach we were sitting in was...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank healthly
DayTrip67858335753, Administrator at Northern Belle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good Afternoon Healthy Many thanks for your review of your recent journey on-board Northern Belle. It is always nice to know that our guests have enjoyed their experience. Your explanation of the day is most comprehensive and I'm sure will be of help to anyone...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful day we had. Treated with such attention to detail. Wonderful food and drink. Great friendly staff and a day we will never forget. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Thoughtout
JeanetteS1745, General Manager at Northern Belle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Thoughtout, Thank you for your review. Your kind comments will be shared and appreciated by the onboard team. We hope we may have the pleasure of your company again in the future. Kind Regards, Jeanette

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Top Dining Experience. You are pampered from the time you board the train until you get off. Food is exceptional. Sit back, relax and enjoy your journey as you travel through the countryside. On board entertainment is provided by wandering musicians and a table magician....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank fatboyslim2018
JeanetteS1745, General Manager at Northern Belle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear fatboyslim2018, Thank you very much for taking the time to share details of your experience and thank you for choosing to travel with us again. It is always lovely to hear that our guests have enjoyed their time onboard and your kind comments will...More

Reviewed 16 February 2019 via mobile

My husband and I have just returned from a lovely day on the Northern Belle. From the moment we arrived we were treated like royalty.As the train arrived we greeted by Paul and told where we would find our seats. We where in the Chatsworth...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sue B
JeanetteS1745, General Manager at Northern Belle, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2019

Dear Sue B, Thank you for choosing to travel with us, it is always an honour when guests return time and time again. It was lovely to read you enjoyed the experience and your kind comments will be shared with all the team including your...More

Reviewed 16 February 2019 via mobile

Luxury on board a train? Michelin star food by rail? As a daily commuter I couldn't envisage anything but hell travelling by train but by the end of this trip id changed from an atheist to a true believer in God - how else could...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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JeanetteS1745, General Manager at Northern Belle, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2019

Dear Journey809033, Thank you very much for your review. A journey with us is designed as a little escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life including the daily commute. It’s about sitting back and letting our stewards take care of you in our...More

Reviewed 15 February 2019 via mobile

Had a wonderful afternoon in the Northern Belle train, 1930’s luxury lunch and service in the good hands of Andrea, Dave and Kane, wonderful people with amazing attitudes toward customer service, all wonderful but special mention to Andrea who could not have been lovelier. Thank...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Chrisnussey
JeanetteS1745, General Manager at Northern Belle, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2019

Dear Chris & Julie, Thank you for taking the time to share details of your experience and for choosing to travel aboard our train. Your kind comments have been shared with Andrea,Dave and Kane; they will be delighted to learn that you enjoyed your journey...More

Reviewed 27 January 2019 via mobile

We were gifted a red letters experience as a wedding gift for which we exchanged our boutique break night away for the Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea party aboard the Northern Belle. Sadly we were extremely disappointed with what we experienced. First off, we did not...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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JeanetteS1745, General Manager at Northern Belle, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2019

Dear MoniqueG2, Congratulations on your recent Wedding; I am truly sorry that you did not enjoy your gift of travel. I note that your journey was taken over 6 months previously and hope that you contacted us at the time directly with all the issues...More

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paulaflying
5 February 2019|
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Response from N111GUY | Reviewed this property |
Hi Paula, These trips are extra special anyway, the service is 1st class without the need to drop tips prior to setting off. They have an extensive wine list if you feel you need to indulge yourself although I've found on... More
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Linda J
28 December 2018|
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Response from Janet H | Reviewed this property |
We went on the Fireworks dinner in November this year. Everything still as fantastic as always. Musicians and magician were on board.
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Michele1106
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Response from SukyH | Reviewed this property |
Hi, some men were wearing suits or jacket and tie but not many. Smart trousers and a shirt and jacket seemed the most popular. Most women wore smart casual but some less so. The trick is to look smart enough on the train but... More
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