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Sunday Steam Train Lunch in Leicestershire

Loughborough, Great Central Station   

  • Board an historic locomotive steam train
  • Travel through the Leicestershire countryside
  • Enjoy a three course Sunday lunch
  • A runabout ticket for unlimited travel on the day

What's Included

  • Board an historic locomotive steam train and travel through the Leicestershire countryside
  • You will be served a three course Sunday lunch with coffee and mints in the first class restaurant cars
  • Receive a 'runabout ticket' allowing you on as a passenger on any train as well as access to the platform and museums

What Can I Expect

Step back in time with a superb steam train Sunday lunch aboard the 'Elizabethan' service from Loughborough! This heritage steam railway is one of the most popular steam railway visitor attractions in the UK and boasts countless TV and film appearances too.

These Sunday lunch experiences depart from Loughborough's Great Central station and as you gently glide through the Leicestershire countryside, you will be served a fantastic three course meal. Just as it would have been during the golden age of steam, your meal is freshly prepared in the on-board kitchens of the train and served at your table in the first class dining car of the 'Elizabethan' service.

As you take in the amazing views out of your window, your taste buds will be tingled with a traditional Sunday lunch. So sit back, relax and let yourself be dined in 1950s style, as you enjoy the 16 mile round trip from Loughborough to Leicester North stations and back again.

Once the coffee has been sipped and the after lunch mints munched, you will arrive back at the Loughborough station, but your steam train Sunday lunch doesn't end there. With this experience you benefit from free travel on all trains all day, as well as being able to visit the on site museum, making for a full day out.

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  • The Elizabethan Luncheon train runs most Sunday lunchtimes from January to November
  • The train will depart from Loughborough Central at 13:00 and return at approximately 14:45
  • Seating is generally on tables accommodating up to four people
  • Tables of 4 currently available end of October and throughout November
  • Tables of 2 are fully booked for 2022, dates for 2023 due to be released in November


  • The train will depart from the Great Central Station in Loughborough
  • The train will travel 4 miles before taking in the views from the Swithland viaduct, near Rothley and follows the same route North back to the station

Suitable For

  • Children are welcome and a child's 'plate and seat' ticket can be purchased with the operator directly when booking
  • Minimum age 5
  • Passengers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • The Sample menu shown is subject to change, vegetarian options are also available


  • Family and friends that would like to see the train off from the station will need to buy a platform ticket which also allows them access to the museum
  • There are full facilities on board the trains at the station
  • Disabled facilities are available

Anything Else

  • Additional drinks can be purchased from the onboard licenced bar  


Average Rating 4
Total Reviews 56
Recommend to Friend 56
about 1 year ago
Excellent experience. Will do it again
about 5 years ago
It was fantastic. The food was great and the service was far better than a lot of hotels offer. Would love to do it again sometime.
Jan Priest
about 5 years ago
We had a very memorable journey on the train. First class dining, the young staff were very attentive and polite. Altogether a good time - would like to repeat at some time
carol beardsmore
about 5 years ago
Perfect day ..... will use again
Caroline koenig
about 5 years ago
A very enjoyable experience made highly recommended thanks to pleasent and polite employees of the company.
David Evans
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Total Price£109.00