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“A great Sunday lunch”

West Somerset Railway
Ranked #2 of 19 things to do in Minehead
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This scenic 20-mile rail tour from the Quantock Hills to the Bristol Channel coast recaptures the romantic era of steam rail travel.
Reviewed 11 May 2014

We had a fantastic Sunday lunch on The Quantock Belle. The staff were friendly and the food was excellent. We needed the two hours to walk round Minehead before going back to the train for a cream tea. Fantastic.
Can't wait to go again.

Thank Glynis C
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

This is so much a must to do when in Minehead, a hour of rattling along in the country on board a steam train in carriages from a bygone period, oh what joy, sitting there seeing steam bellowing past the windows, stopping at stations that receive a little TLC, oh how railways used to be.
Cost for this little piece of nostalgia £17 per adult, but for 21 miles there and back, able to stop at any of the stations on route, what a bargain.
Give it a go if you go to Minehead

Thank toblerone58
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

Can't really add much to the positive reviews already submitted. We visited on May Day as a party of 6 and did the full journey from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead aboard the Steam hauled service. Everyone commented on how enjoyable and relaxing the day was (2 of the party went and did it again a couple of days later too!!).

Thank Wizking
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

We had picked up a special offer from the hotel we were staying in which was a BOGOF so it made the trip price very reasonable at just over £17 for the two of us. It as a lovely ride from Bishops Lydiard to the town of Minehead It took around an hour through some vey pretty countryside. Some of the trains had a buffet car and there was a café on the platform. This would be a good wet weather attraction.

Thank Chris L
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

We visited the railway as a rather long day trip from Southampton, It was well worth it though as the trains, stations, scenery and enthusiasm of the volunteers made for a very enjoyable day out.

There's plenty of parking at Bishop's Lydeard and Minehead, but the other stations look like you'd struggle to find a spot anywhere. We arrived early though so I don't know how quickly the car parks filled up.

We took the first train of the day from Bishop's Lydeard straight through to Minehead without investigating any of the intermediate stations. After lunch and a wander around Minehead we came back on a late afternoon train which again precluded any stops to investigate the other stations. On a return visit we'll definitely have a look though, particularly at Watchet where it seems there's plenty to do.

The end-to-end journey took about 1h20 stopping at 8 stations, so there's plenty of time to take in the scenery and explore the carriages. There were a few different locomotives pulling the trains, and the carriages were straight out of the 50s and 60s. Superb!

Thank Darren H
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