Charnwood Forester 2019 - Our Saturday Evening Dining Train

This train runs on Saturday evenings throughout the year and selected Fridays, except during January, and at certain special events.

Your five course dinner is served aboard our First Class Restaurant Cars as one of our historic main line steam locomotives takes you on a leisurely journey through the Leicestershire countryside. The train departs from Loughborough Central and your meal is served during the journey.

There will be an interlude at the delightfully atmospheric Rothley station complete with original Edwardian gas lights.  The train departs from Loughborough Central at 7.00pm (7.30pm when running on Fridays), returning at approximately 10.00 p.m. Tickets are £58.00 per adult. The price includes the full cost of the train ticket. Rail travel is unlimited on the date of dining (or the following day for dining services which run on Friday evenings).

The Charnwood Forester runs on Saturday evenings & selected Friday evenings on the following dates:

2nd February to 2nd March, 16th March to 28th September and 12th Oct to 30th November.

Friday evenings: 19th April, 28th June, 26th July, 2nd and 16th August, 13th September.



Choice of:

Chicken Liver Pate Served with Crostini and Garnished with Garlic Chives


Mediterranean Bruschetta with Micro salad, balsamic dressing

Chef’s soup of the day served with a warm bread roll

Choice of:

Gressingham Duck breast served with a Morello Cherry Sauce

Poached Salmon with Lemon Dill Sauce and Lemon Garnish

Minted Shoulder of Lamb, mint gravy

All served with chef’s selection of seasonal vegetables


Choice of:

Two gateaux or fresh fruit salad


Selection of four Continental cheeses served with grapes, dressed leaves, chutney and crackers


Coffee served with chocolate mints

Vegetarian Choices

Butternut squash half, filled with cannellini beans, mozzarella cheese, peppers & tomatoes, topped with pumpkin & sunflower seed crumb

Roast pepper stuffed with courgette, sun dried tomato cous cous and topped with feta cheese

Mediterranean casserole with peppers, courgettes, lentils, sweet smoked paprika and thyme – suitable for vegans

Please note. Menu choices must be pre-booked

During December, this service runs with a Christmas menu and revised prices



To check availability and to book your tickets call 01509 632323 or buy a dining voucher from our online shop

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