Afternoon Tea Trains 2020

Our First Class Afternoon Tea Trains offer an enjoyable experience which includes a ticket for unlimited travel on our trains on the day of your visit.

Sit back and enjoy a relaxing journey hauled by a steam locomotive through the beautiful Leicestershire Countryside. Your First Class Afternoon Tea is served during the journey in your own reserved seats in one of our first class dining coaches.

 

Coronavirus
(last update 22nd July 2020):Please note that all on-train dining services are currently suspended.

Please be assured that we will be happy to transfer existing bookings to a future date to be agreed when services resume. We are grateful for the patience and understanding of our customers during this difficult time for us all.

We are regularly reviewing the situation and look forward to bringing news of a return of our dining services in the future as the situation continues to improve.

 

Your ticket also allows travel on any of our trains on the day of your visit, giving you the chance to enjoy our beautifully restored stations along the way.

Tickets are priced at £29 per person (including train fare). Pre-booking is essential for Afternoon Tea Trains.

The Afternoon Tea Trains will depart from Loughborough Central station at either 3.00 pm (selected weekdays) or 2.45pm (selected Saturdays) or  2.30 pm (selected Bank Holiday Mondays).

Afternoon Tea trains are currently scheduled for:

  • Saturday 22nd February 2020 - 2:45pm
  • Wednesday 26th February 2020 - 3:00pm
  • Tuesday 14th April 2020 - 3:00pm
  • Thursday 16th April 2020 - 3:00pm
  • Tuesday 26th May 2020 - 3:00pm
  • Thursday 28th May 2020 - 3:00pm
  • Tuesday 28th July 2020 - 3:00pm
  • Thursday 30th July 2020 - 3:00pm
  • Saturday 1st August 2020 - 2:45pm
  • Tuesday 25th August 2020 - 3:00pm
  • Thursday 27th August 2020 - 3:00pm
  • Wednesday 16th September 2020 - 3:00pm
  • Saturday 19th September 2020 - 2:45pm
  • Saturday 17th October 2020 - 2:45pm
  • Wednesday 21st October 2020 - 3:00pm

We regret that our Afternoon Tea Train does not have wheelchair access at the present time due to the nature of our heritage rolling stock.

 

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Selection of sandwiches
served on a mixture of farmhouse white and wholemeal bread

Roast beef and horseradish sauce
Red Leicester cheese and autumn fruit chutney (v)
Egg mayonnaise and watercress (v)

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A selection of scones (v)
with strawberry preserve, butter and clotted cream

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A miniature savoury tartlet (v)

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The following miniature cake selection (v):
Brioche Pasquier macaron
Sultana and cherry fruit cake
Danish pastry
Chocolate éclair

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A pot of tea or coffee for the table with unlimited refills
Choose from the following selection:
English Breakfast
Darjeeling
Earl Grey
Peppermint
Superfruity
Decaffeinated

Add an individual 20cl bottle of chilled Amori Prosecco, served with a fresh raspberry, for an additional £6.00 per person (must be pre-booked).

Bookings

To make your booking and for further details, please telephone 01509 632323 (open 9am-5pm every day).

Please note that pre-booking is essential for our Afternoon Tea Trains.

 

Special dietary requirements

Due to the nature of the experience, we are only able to cater for vegetarian and gluten free alternatives. These must be advised at the time of booking.

Our next running day

Due to the new national lockdown from 5th November 2020, our train services are currently suspended.

Customers who have booked for services between 5th November and 2nd December are being contacted regarding their booking.

Our Santa and Winter Wonderlights trains after 2nd December are currently unaffected and expected to go ahead as planned.

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