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Steam Train Dining Trips

When you think of steam train dining, it immediately evokes a romantic vision of times gone by, when people got dressed up to...

When you think of steam train dining, it immediately evokes a romantic vision of times gone by, when people got dressed up to take gentle steam train trips and voyage around the country, if not the world by rail. Back then the bustling platform was a fascinating place to be. There's that undeniable air of romance and indulgence if you're lucky enough to be a passenger on a special excursion on a train pulled by a steam locomotive.

All that atmosphere is recreated today if you book on a steam train dining day trip.These delightful, nostalgic days out let you climb aboard a steam train, relax, enjoy the scenery, and of course, a rather special meal. 
Steam train trips are perfect for families and friends alike and when combined with a lunch or dinner, never cease to be popular. We've got all sorts of steam train experiences and rides to suit all budgets, from a short round trip with an afternoon tea included, right up to full day trips on the British Pullman, the sister train to the Venice-Simplon Orient-Express. Read more...

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Saturday Steam Luncheon in Leicestershire


Special Offer Was £89 NOW £84

    • A 'runabout ticket' for the day
    • Roam around the platform, workshops and museums
    • A delicious steam train luncheon
    • From Great Central Station in Loughborough
Steam Train Lunch Lancashire

Lancashire near Bury

From £29.00

    • Enjoy the atmosphere of the steam hauled coaches
    • Travel around 24 miles on the vintage train
    • A delicious lunch onboard the train
    • From Bolton Street Station in Bury
Dinner in Leicestershire


Special Offer Was £115 NOW £108

    • A six course dining experience
    • First class 'runabout' tickets for each passenger
    • Unlimited travel on the day of your meal
    • From Great Central Station in Loughborough
Steam Train Dinner in Lancashire

Lancashire near Bury

From £49.00

    • A steam train dining experience
    • A three course meal with coffee and mints
    • Travel approximately 16 miles by train
    • Departs from Bury Bolton Street Station
Lancashire Steam Tea for Two

near Bury, Lancashire

From £49.00

    • Cream tea for two on a historic steam train
    • Beautifully restored pullman carriages
    • Round trip from Bury Bolton Street station
    • Scones, cake and tea or coffee
Moorlander Brunch Train

Froghall, Staffordshire

From £45.00

    • A steam train brunch for two at Churnet Valley
    • Onboard the Diana dining car of the Moorlander train
    • Locally sourced hot and cold breakfast fayre
    • Package includes unlimited train travel for the day
Steam Train Afternoon Tea Leics

Rothley, Leicestershire

From £59.00

    • Enjoy all day travel at a heritage steam railway
    • Afternoon Tea including English Tea and sandwiches
    • Home made fruit scones with clotted cream and jam
    • A selection of miniature mouth watering cakes
Sunday Lunch in Leicestershire


Special Offer Was £93 NOW £88

    • Board an historic locomotive steam train
    • Travel through the Leicestershire countryside
    • Be served a four course Sunday lunch
    • A runabout ticket for unlimited travel on the day
Lunch in Staffordshire

Cheddleton, Staffordshire

From £80.00

    • A 3 course steam train lunch for two to enjoy
    • Watch the world pass on a scenic 22 mile route
    • Free travel on the railway for the remainder of the day
    • Full waitress service and luxury dining coaches
Steam & Cream Tea Cornwall

Bodmin & Wenford Railway

From £33.00

    • A cream tea for two people
    • Travel on the Bodmin & Wenford Heritage Railway
    • Homemade scones with jam and clotted cream
    • Choice of tea or coffee
Rail Ale Train

Lancashire, near Bury

From £35.00

    • A return ticket with unlimited travel all day
    • A guided tour lasting between 4-5 hours
    • A traditional pub lunch
    • A bottle of ELR ale from a local brewery
Steam Tea for Two Staffordshire

Cheddleton, Staffordshire

From £40.00

    • A traditional Cream Tea for two people
    • Enjoy scenery onboard the steam hauled train
    • The train departs from Froghall Station
Steam trains in Somerset


From £32.00

    • A three course lunch Mendip Belle Wine&Dine train
    • A traditional Sunday lunch
    • Two round trips of the two and a half mile track
    • There is a fully licensed bar on the train
Murder Mystery on the Belmond British Pullman

London, Victoria

From £340.00

    • Travel on the Belmond British Pullman
    • Enjoy a five-course lunch
    • Intriguing murder mystery entertainment on board
    • A day of luxury and entertainment
Spirit of Travel - Belmond Northern Belle

Departs from various Northern Stations

From £245.00

    • Welcome champagne reception
    • A unique meal on board Belmond Northern Belle
    • A round trip through Britain's countryside
    • Departs from various Northern stations
The Golden Age of Travel on the Belmond British Pullman

London, Victoria

From £340.00

    • Travel aboard the Belmond British Pullman
    • See some of the finest English countryside
    • A round-trip journey through Kent
    • A five course meal with wine
Afternoon Tea on the Belmond Northern Belle

Locations Nationwide

From £195.00

    • Enjoy the countryside from your carriage
    • A three hour round-trip journey
    • A traditional afternoon tea
    • Strolling musicians and magicians to entertain
Belmond Northern Belle City Excursions


From £350.00

    • A three course brunch with Bellini
    • Free time to explore your chosen destination
    • A four course dinner on your return
    • Champagne reception and wine
Best of Britain - Belmond British Pullman Luxury Train Day Trips

London Victoria

From £420.00

    • Travel aboard the Belmond British Pullman
    • A three-course brunch with Bellini
    • Free time to explore your city of choice
    • A four-course dinner with Champagne and wine
Murder Mystery Train

Loughborough, Leicestershire

From £134.00

    • A thrilling themed evening on board the train
    • A 5 course gourmet dinner
    • Solve the whodunit murder mystery
    • Travel a total distance of 16 miles

Back to the old school with stream train dining

There's no denying it, steam train dining is one of our most popular activity days out. Age seems to be irrelevant for these steam train tours, as everyone from grandparents to little kids love a steam train. Especially when it’s you who’ll be a passenger on one! And you certainly don't have to fall into the train spotter category to appreciate these steam-hauled trips - and if you like your food, it's even better!

We offer a very comprehensive timetable of dining train departures from various heritage steam railways around the country. If you fancy a bit of family day tripping, we can highly recommend the luncheon trains. This means you can get to the station in the morning, so you have time to look around before your departure. Then after your lunch on the move, you have the rest of the afternoon to enjoy all the railway has to offer too (and almost all have museums, accessible loco sheds etc).

Lunches, dinners and daytrips - all steam hauled

The ultimate daytime dining trip is the Sunday lunch. What could be better than the quintessential British meal where all the family gets together over a roast, Yorkshire puds and gravy, combined with the comfort of an armchair seat with a view, as you trundle along the tracks past some of the country's finest countryside?

If you like the idea of an evening trip out on the track, we've got a comprehensive range of dinner steam train excursions too. Spend a delightful evening in good company as you board the train and settle down ready for the view to come to you, whilst your evening meal is served at your table. Book in summer and you'll watch the sunset as you steam along, go in the winter and feel all cocooned and cosy as you enjoy your hot meal. You can even add an element of excitement with a Murder Mystery steam train experience, for that classic Poirot-style ‘whodunnit’!

Deluxe Pullman steam train trips

Our most luxurious steam train dining day trips are most definitely the Belmond British Pullman packages, as you can see from our little Belmond British Pullman onboard video. You will be dining in sheer opulence on a Pullman-style coach with train stewards dressed in smart suits attending to your every need. You will appreciate the food, the service and the journey itself as you roll along the, taking in the wonderful vistas from the windows of your steam train.

Whenever and wherever you choose to go, steam train dining makes for a superb day out for all. Whether you spend an hour or so tucking into afternoon tea on a steam train, or spend the whole day exploring the golden age of steam train travel, it’s full steam ahead for the next dining excursion near you!