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Staffordshire Heritage Steam Train Cream Tea

Froghall Station, Staffordshire

  • A traditional Cream Tea for two or four people
  • Fabulous scenery onboard the steam hauled train
  • The train departs from Froghall Station
  • Enjoy scones, cakes and petit fours

What's Included

  • A Staffordshire Cream Tea for two or four people
  • Freshly bakes scones and a selection of cakes and petit fours, served with tea or coffee
  • Enjoying fabulous scenery onboard the steam hauled train travelling approximately 22 miles
  • Unlimited travel on the railway for the day - take as many train rides as you like
  • Your reserved seating on your First Class cream tea afternoon departure
  • 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

All aboard for a steam tea at Staffordshire's finest heritage railway! Departing from Froghall railway station, you'll be enthralled by that most traditional of English customs whilst enjoying a steam-hauled locomotive ride.

The first class dining coach is transformed into a cosy lounge for these steam-powered teatime trips in Staffordshire. Setting off mid afternoon, you will be guided to your reserved table that has been set with a crisp linen table cloth, shiny cutlery and delicate bone china cups and saucers (just like your Grandma used to dig out for special occasions!).

The on-train waiting staff are all smartly dressed and ready to serve you at your table as you pull gracefully out of Froghall station. And yes, this is a very English steam tea on the Staffordshire railway, complete with delicious cakes, fluffy fruit scones, lashings of whipped cream and a selection of those cute little individual jam pots. You'll also be brought a nice big pot of fresh brewed tea, so you can keep topping yourself up at your leisure.

So all you have to do is sit back, relax, enjoy the gorgeous home-made scones and sip tea as you gaze out of the window at the slow-moving panoramas before your eyes. Heading out of Froghall station, this is the actually the southern terminus of this quaint Staffordshire line, so you might also be able to watch the loco taking on water, before it 'runs round' to be hooked up at the other end of the steam train carriages to pull you back along the line as you tuck into your tea.

You'll pass the historic Thomas Bolton Copperworks (this line used to transport many of their workers) and then meander through a leafy valley to Consall, a little station with the canal on one side and the river on the other. It is very tranquil and picturesque - especially as it isn't at all accessible by car! It's then a steep climb for the steam train to Cheddleton, the main locomotive base of this Staffordshire steam railway line - and all this whilst enjoying your cream tea on the move!

Staffordshire's friendliest heritage standard gauge railway is a great place to go for cream tea, as there is plenty to see and do both on foot around the main stops of Cheddleton and Froghall, as well as sightseeing from your wagon window in the first class dining car. Your train departs from Froghall up the railway line to Cheddleton in the afternoon, but you are very welcome to spend the morning riding on the trains with your unlimited travel ticket.


  • The train departs from Froghall Station at 13:30 returning at 15:00
  • Due to the popularity of this experience please book well in advance to avoid disappointment
  • Scheduled 2024 Dates
  • February:  10th, 13th, 17th, 21st & 24th
  • March: 9th & 16th
  • April: 10th, 13th, 17th & 24th 
  • May: 1st, 8th & 22nd
  • September: 4th, 11th, 14th, 18th, 25th & 28th
  • October: 2nd, 5th, 16th, 19th & 30th


  • Churnet Valley Railway, Staffordshire
  • Departing from and returning to Froghall Station, Stoke-on-Trent

Suitable For

  • Minimum age 8
  • 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


4.8 out of 5 stars

Average Rating: 4.8
Total Reviews: 17
Recommend to Friend: 0

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  based on 17 reviews

Rating: 5 stars
20 days ago
Booking system very simple to use. Excellent choice of dates. Confirmation forwarded immediately. G...
Rating: 5 stars
Ray Freeman
2 Months ago
Very friendly and welcoming. A splendid trip.
Rating: 4 stars
2 Months ago
Lovely trip. Would prefer less cake and a sandwich
Rating: 4 stars
Eddie Belfield
Excellent afternoon with lovely afternoon tea. Could improve access to train by providing clearer s...
Rating: 5 stars
A Trusted Customer
6 Months ago
Rating: 5 stars
Sharon Dimmer
Lovely afternoon train ride with a delicious cream tea and excellent service.
Rating: 5 stars
Elizabeth lovatt
My granddaughter and I enjoyed our afternoon tea and steam train ride it was a lovely afternoon to ...
Rating: 5 stars
William John Harris
A perfect afternoon tea on the Churnet Valley Railway. Booking and information very well organised ...
Rating: 5 stars
Zac Warrington
Absolutely loved this experience from start to finish. This was brought for me as a birthday presen...
Rating: 5 stars
Jacqui Gilroy
Very happy & lovely day out. Train journey through the countryside with a cuppa & cream tea… shame ...
Rating: 5 stars
The CHURNET VALLEY RAILWAY is a great place to have a CREAM TEA on a steam train, traveling through...
Rating: 5 stars
Roy Cartlidge
very scenic location good steam railway
Rating: 5 stars
K Whyley
Lovely day out. Friendly helpful staff. Riding through the countryside with a cuppa and cream tea. ...
Rating: 5 stars
lovely day out - cream tea was excellent - smashing experience on steam train
Rating: 5 stars
brenda meredith
very good ,easy to understand.thank you
Rating: 5 stars
Great ride, lovely cream tea. A nice way to spend an afternoon.
Rating: 5 stars
Lorna Yates
Fabulous day. Train was clean and comfortable. Cream tea was plentiful and good quality. Staff were...