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Midweek Steam Train Lunch Staffordshire

Churnet Valley Railway, Staffordshire

  • A great value midweek lunch steam train trip
  • Hosted by the Churnet Valley heritage railway
  • Fully licensed onboard bar available too
  • Vouchers also include a day 'rover ticket'

What's Included

  • A steam train midweek lunch onboard the 1930s themed dining coach
  • A three course meal
  • Full waitress service aboard the first class dining coach
  • Enjoying fabulous scenery travelling through countryside for over 22 miles
  • Unlimited travel on the railway for the day
  • 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

The midweek steam train lunch is the next departure from Froghall station! Hosted by the lovely ladies and gents of the Churnet Valley Railway, you'll be enjoying a three-course meal, whilst travelling the length of this lovely little heritage railway.

Your voyage will be on board the dining car. She was named after Diana Clementson, a former fireman who volunteered at Churnet Valley. She was a much-loved and well-respected lady who made a very generous legacy to the railway, so naming the carriage after her is a worthy gesture.

As soon as you climb aboard you'll feel like you're stepping back in time to when steam was the way to travel. The carriage has been lovingly restored to reflect the styles and textures of the 1930s and it really is rather delightful. The big seats are so comfy and the table is all nicely set up for your lunch. This is just what steam travel should be like!

Your midweek lunch steam train departs at 13:30 sharp from the Froghall Station and returns (after a full round trip) at 15:00. During that time you'll be able to sit back and relax as you watch the Staffordshire countryside go by and enjoy your three-course lunch, which will be served at your table. And why not have a little tot of something to wash it all down with rather nicely? That brings us neatly to the fact that the steam train boasts a fully-licensed bar, so you can order a beer or wine to accompany your lunch.

All that remains for you to do it round everything off with a cup of tea or freshly brewed coffee (hot drinks are also available from the bar), as you roll back into Froghall. And of course, your midweek steam train light lunch ticket gives you unlimited access to ride scheduled Churnet services, so you can spend all day discovering rural Staffordshire by steam train.


  • The train departs from Froghall Station at 13:30 returning at 15:00
  • Selected weekdays throughout the year, usually with at least one date each month
  • Due to the popularity of this experience please book well in advance to avoid disappointment
  • Participants must book a date for their experience within 6 months from the date of purchase

Scheduled 2024 Dates

  • May: 15th & 29th
  • June: 5th,12th,19th & 26th
  • July: 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, 30th & 31st
  • August: 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th & 28th
  • October: 9th & 23rd


  • Churnet Valley Railway, Froghall, Staffordshire

Suitable For

  • Minimum age 8
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by a participating adult

Anything Else

  • 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
  • Due to the heritage design and style of the dining coach, there are a limited number of tables for two, with remaining tables being tables for four


4.8 out of 5 stars

Average Rating: 4.8
Total Reviews: 9
Recommend to Friend: 0

Find out what other customers think of the experience


  based on 9 reviews

Rating: 5 stars
2 Months ago
Brilliant day out, treated special friends to lunch as a thank you. Beautiful weather, stunning cou...
Rating: 4 stars
Mrs Denton
Lovely experience slightly disappointed with the food, the GF main meal very dry staff very nice an...
Rating: 5 stars
A Trusted Customer
6 Months ago

Lovely trip, lunch very good

Rating: 5 stars
The Experience was excellent. All the staff were helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. The food wa...
Rating: 5 stars
Sue Kirk
Excellent expérience and pleasant staff
Rating: 5 stars
Ken Shevill
A great day out Family all enjoyed the day will go again lunch was better than expected and came ve...
Rating: 5 stars
Vicki Munroe
Really enjoyed our trip on the Churnet Valley Steam Train. Gift for my husband's 60th (delayed by ...
Rating: 5 stars
Susan Brett
Just as I expected, we experienced a very well organised, authentic afternoon. Both service and lun...
Rating: 5 stars
Mrs Joan Brookes
Brilliant from start to finish. Gor there early plenty of parking spaces all free. Went into the ca...