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Bombay Express Steam Train Dinner


  • Friday night is curry at Churnet Valley Railway!
  • Steam hauled curry supper trains in Staffs
  • See the hidden Churnet Valley as you dine
  • Freshly prepared curry served at your table

What's Included

  • 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 Froghall 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 Cheddleton 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.


  • Dates for 2021 will be confirmed in June 2021


  • Churnet Valley Railway, Staffordshire

Suitable For

  • Minimum age 14
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by a participating adult

Anything Else

  • 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
Delivery TypeDelivery TimePrice
Standard DeliveryEstimated 2-3 days - Most delivered next working day*£1.95
Weekly Special DeliveryGuaranteed next working day£7.50
Saturday Special DeliverySaturdays Only£11.70
European Delivery3 - 5 working days£4.50
Rest of World Delivery5 - 7 working days£6.50

All orders places before 4pm will be dispatched the same working day

* 93% delivered next working day

All orders are sent in plain packaging so as not to ruin the surprise.

standard gift pack
Premium Gift Pack

Premium Gift Pack includes a brushed metal steel tin which will hold your personalised gift voucher and a Company booklet. The Premium Choice.

(incurs a £4.99 shipping charge)

standard gift pack
Standard Gift Pack

Standard Gift Pack Comes with a Smart envelope,your personalised gift voucher and a Company booklet. The Personal Choice.

(incurs a £1.95 shipping charge)

standard gift pack

The Into the Blue E-Voucher is an instant email option,it consists of a personalised email and a pdf download of your personalised gift voucher.The Instant Choice


Vouchers are usually valid for 20 months from the date of purchase (unless otherwise stated) and shall become invalid on the expiry date. The expiry date is set out on the Voucher. Vouchers may be extended for a further 23 months on payment of an admin fee of £10 plus any increase that may have taken place for that activity since the original date of purchase. Please note that some Vouchers cannot be extended; this will be stated on the Voucher. PLEASE NOTE: You must book and take your experience before the before the expiry date of the voucher.
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