• A three course steam train Indian dinner for two or four people
• Full waitress service aboard the first class dining coach, travelling through countryside for over 22 miles
• Full bar facilities are available on board
• Seating is generally on tables accommodating up to 4 people
• To guarantee a table for two opt for the exclusive voucher and you will be seated on a table with no other guests which also includes a glass of Prosecco each
What Can I Expect
Friday night is Churnet Valley curry night! All aboard the steam train for a deliciously fragrant curry served at your table, as you glide through the Staffordshire countryside. This is the Churnet Valley’s very own Bombay Express and it’s ready for departure with you onboard.
Whilst a takeaway curry is all very nice and well, how about indulging in the nation’s second favourite dish (after fish and chips!) from the comfort of your armchair dining seat in First Class? Churnet Valley offers you train comfort from a bygone age, with a tasty curry to tickle your taste buds whilst you travel.
The curry train departs from Churnet Valley Railway’s Cheddleton Station at 19:00 prompt. Passengers are asked to be at the station 20-minutes before departure, so you can make the most of the red carpet treatment as your train boards. The dining manager will be in attendance welcoming all passengers aboard, with waiting staff showing you to your seat.
The dining carriage on the curry train is made up of tables for two and tables for four. If you are a couple and want the most privacy, make sure you book the Exclusive voucher for two, which ensures you get your own table for just the two of you, rather than sharing.
As your voyage begins, your dedicated waiter will start service of your curry supper. Freshly cooked in the train’s galley kitchen, you’ll be served poppadoms and chutneys, followed by classic Indian starters such as Bhajis, Samosas and Pakora. There’s a choice main dish, from Tikka Masala to Veggie Dahl, all served with Naan breads, Basmati rice and Bombay potatoes too.
Whilst you’re tucking into your Friday curry on the move, you’ll be travelling through the hidden valley that this heritage train line runs in. An 22-mile return journey, you’ll steam along by the River Churnet and the Caldon Canal, passing through Consall and Kingsley & Froghall stations. It’s quiet, picturesque and really rather lovely.
We think the steam and spice combination on the Churnet Valley curry train makes for a great night out. Make your next curry night out in Staffordshire a steam-hauled one with these brilliant Churnet Valley supper train soirees.
• Vouchers are valid for 11th or 25th September departing at 19:00 from Cheddleton Station
* Limited availability for 2020 *
• Minimum age 14
• Under 18s must be accompanied by a participating adult
Anything Else I Need To Know?
• The railway does not guarantee that trains will depart as stated and reserves the right to cancel or alter any trains without prior notice and change the motive power for whatever reason. No liability for loss, inconvenience or delay can be accepted
• Churnet Valley Railway, Staffordshire