Saturday Luncheon 2017

The South Yorkshireman - Our Saturday Luncheon Train

This train runs on Saturday lunchtimes through the year, except during certain special events.

Your four-course lunch is served aboard our First Class Restaurant Cars as a steam locomotive takes you on a leisurely journey through Charnwood's glorious countryside. Your meal is served during the journey and there will normally be a pause on Swithland viaduct with its magnificent views across the reservoir to Charnwood Forest.

The train departs from Loughborough Central at 1.00p.m, returning at approximately 2.45pm. Tickets are £42.00 per adult/£32.00 per child. The price includes the full cost of the train ticket. At weekends, rail travel is unlimited on the date of dining.

train over reservoir

The South Yorkshireman runs on Saturdays between the following dates:

7th to 21st Jan, 4th Feb to 27th May, 10th & 24th June, 1st July to 30th Sept, 14th Oct to 11th Nov

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

Mediterranean chicken supreme cooked in garlic and tarragon served on a bed of rich tomato ragout with chorizo and butter beans

Bacon wrapped loin of lamb with a red wine and rosemary gravy

Served with chef’s selection of vegetables
Vanilla custard tart served with double cream and seasonal fruits
Coffee served with chocolate mints

Vegetarian Choices 

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

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

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

Please note: Menu choices must be pre-booked


(for the next eight weeks)

Saturday 2nd September - Fully booked

Saturday 9th September - Fully booked

Saturday 16th September - Fully booked

Saturday 23rd September - Fully booked

Saturday 30th September - Fully booked

Saturday 14th October - Fully booked

Saturday 21st October - Fully booked

Late October and beyond: Tables available - please call for details


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

From late November and through December, this service runs as the Christmas Jubilee with revised menus and prices

Our next running day

This weekend
Our Santa Steam Trains begin this weekend! (pre-booking is essential).

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