Charnwood Forester (Sat evening) 2017

Charnwood Forester 2017 - Our Saturday Evening Dining Train

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

Your six 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 on Friday evenings), returning at approximately 10.00 p.m. Tickets are £54.00 per adult. The price includes the full cost of the train ticket. At weekends, rail travel is unlimited on the date of dining.

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

4th & 25th Feb, 4th March to 27th May, 10th June to 30th Sept, 14th Oct to 11th Nov


Vine tomato and mozzarella salad with a basil dressing
Chef’s soup of the day served with a warm bread roll
Choice of

Roast rack of lamb served with a rich herb gravy

Scottish salmon steak served with hollandaise sauce

Roast chicken with sage and onion served with red onion gravy

All served with chef’s selection of seasonal vegetables
Choice of Two gateaux or fresh fruit salad
Cheese and biscuits served with celery and grapes

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


The Charnwood Forester is now fully booked until the end of 2017.

From late November and through 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


Our next running day

This Wednesday
One steam locomotive and one diesel loco are in service on Wednesday.

BR Class 25 D5185 BR Standard Class 5 73156

Our Griddle Car will operate on the diesel-hauled train today, departing Loughborough at 10:00, 12:00, and 14:00.

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