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East Somerset Railway

Cranmore Railway Station | Cranmore, Shepton Mallet BA4 4QP, England
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Mrs Jennifer Stevens

Had a excellent Sunday lunch on 17th June 2018. Loved the carriage very clean . Staff very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mrs Jennifer S
via mobile
Husband's birthday present from one of our daughters.

First time we have been here and I have to say we had a lovely time. Our daughter had booked us a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
maria g
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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A Trip Back In Time Come and meet our friendly staff and take a relaxing ride on our heritage steam train through the beautiful Mendip Countryside. The return journey takes approximately 40 minutes and is a 5 mile round trip. You pay once and you can ride the trains all day! As well as riding the train you can visit our engine shed and workshop and see our restoration projects up close, while away an hour or so chatting away to our very knowledgeable volunteers. We also have a signal box and miniature railway (these are only open on specific dates), small museum, a big shop and cafe serving delicious homemade meals each day we are in steam. We also offer Cream Teas, High Teas and Sunday Lunches on specific dates which need to be booked in advance as they do sell out very quickly. Our season runs from March to October and then we run our Santa Specials in December.
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  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“signal box” (23 reviews)
“cream tea” (26 reviews)
“mendip vale” (18 reviews)
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Cranmore Railway Station | Cranmore, Shepton Mallet BA4 4QP, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a excellent Sunday lunch on 17th June 2018. Loved the carriage very clean . Staff very friendly and did a excellent job.

Thank Mrs Jennifer S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time we have been here and I have to say we had a lovely time. Our daughter had booked us a 'Sparkling Cream Tea' as a birthday gift for my husband and this was due to be held on the 15.30 train departure.We arrived...More

Thank maria g
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited this heritage railway many times and the standard of service is consistently high. I came early enough to have a breakfast from the café but be aware its cash only. I donated the balance of my £10 note towards the railway instead...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small scale, very friendly steam railway, which made a pleasant Sunday morning out ! The staff were friendly, and helpful to all customers. That you can also visit the repair shops if you wished was an interesting part of the visit. The...More

Thank Benniskeeper
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Myself, my husband and our 22 month old went to visit the railway while visiting family in the area. We thoroughly enjoyed our day. The staff were really friendly. Highly recommend this for something to do as a family. Steam trains are a part of...More

Thank WallaceK
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a Sunday, had lunch locally and then enjoyed the steam train ride with the cream tea for two. Take a step back in time in a first class carriage, looked after by enthusiastic people and enjoy the ambience including the smell of...More

Thank _robert_haining
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had originally booked September 2017 to travel on the Sunday Wine & Dine train in March this year, snow meant that trip was cancelled and re-arranged for 27th May. Staff all volunteers were very friendly and helpful and do a wonderful job considering the limited...More

Thank WILLIAM H
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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

We have a gift bought for Xmas to after afternoon tea on a steam train This experience was great fun the station crew were lovely A lovely station with lots more potential now funded with help if national lottery Great for family’s to spend morning...More

Thank Charley23marie
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

After visiting the East Somerset Railway at Cranmore we were delighted with way we were treated by all the staff working both in the café , station shop and the ones who work on the train to provide us with a cream tea to whole...More

Thank Mike194612
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

If you like steam this is worth a vist.The staff take a intrest in your vist and parking is close to station and the cafe is a must to vist on station and the cheese sandwitches are best ever.At present the train ride is short...More

Thank bishopdickburt
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Elaine F
28 December 2015|
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Response from Susie J | Property representative |
Hello There I am so sorry for the very late response, I obviously missed it when you first posted it. The line is 2.5 miles long and the return journey takes approximately 40 minutes. It starts at Cranmore and goes to... More
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