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£24 - £74
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Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great Valentines train trip with my other half, including a good meal. Approx 3 hours on the train with great service from the crew. Only a couple of gripes which stopped a full 5 star score. Toilet was a bit grubby-needed a good clean and...the main course came with a dodgy mushroom sauce. Should have been gravy and I heard a few people saying the same thing-keep it simple, sometimes you can try too hard. Other than that, thoroughly enjoyed it from the champagne and music reception on the platform to the final tea/coffee on board and will be back.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent meal on board Steam Train - hot food, well prepared and served with a smile Very professional and faultless. .

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Was a lovely experience, food was very very nice service was excellent. All ran very smoothly, the steam engine was fantastic. Carriages were comfortable and warm. Was excellent value for money.. would highly recommend, will be booking again soon.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful 4 course meal excellent service really enjoyed my valentines date night can’t wait to book again. The train is so beautiful and the views are fabulous

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely friendly staff, great food and drink. I’d recommend this train to anyone lovely comfy chairs and views great service and the brilliant day out for friends family couples

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious food served on a scenic railway journey straight from the era of Brief Encounter. Service very attentive to our needs so suitable for families and grown ups alike.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous afternoon on the east Lancashire railway Staff we’re so professional and friendly really went out their way to make the whole experience amazing Food was great fresh and hot

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent afternoon Lunch. Christmas present for my parents who thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Thanks to all staff for the excellent friendly and efficient service

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an amazing experience. From arriving at the station which looked the part with lights and decorations the whole trip was delightful. We were made to feel special from boarding the steam train until the end. The waiters were friendly and efficient and were a...credit to the team. Food was gorgeous and served quickly and courteously. Cannot fault the experience and well worth the money. Thank you all.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 7 December 2023

Train to have Christmas dinner . Ambiance wonderful. Food (Christmas dinner very tasty) Servers fantastic and made the journey funny and enjoyable.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 5 December 2023

Just celebrated my husbands birthday and the whole experience was second to none. From the moment we arrived to when we sadly had to say goodnight. We can't thank the team enough making it an experience to remember. The food and service was 1st class....A special mention to Robin the driver who was lovely and friendly. An asset to the team. However cannot praise the rest of the team enough tooMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 27 November 2023 via mobile

Me and my sisters had an awesome night Saturday night at the murder mystery we had a lovely 3 course meal fantastic entertainment fantastic atmosphere we will be coming again thank u so much to all the staff that looked after us xxxxxxxxx

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 21 November 2023 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience from start to finish, food absolutely amazing as were the staff, A big thankyou to everyone for the most fantastic day.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 19 November 2023

Fantastic food fantastic people the stuff were brilliand everyone had a good. It was amazing. For everyone

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 18 November 2023

Fantastic evening with brilliant and very attentive staff and the food was spot on. Overall a great experience on the steam train highly recommend.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Hello The 22nd Dec is fully sold out I am afraid :(
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Response from Karen P | Reviewed this property |
I believe that there is only one trip that is a black tie event and it actually states that on the website. I don’t believe there is a dress code for any other trips. However it being a valentine dinner I am sure you would... More
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