The Charnwood Forester 2021

Charnwood Forester 2021 - Our Saturday Evening Dining Train

This train runs on Saturday evenings throughout the year, 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, returning at approximately 10.00 p.m. Tickets are £59.00 per adult. The price includes the full cost of the train ticket. Rail travel is unlimited on the date of dining, however due to the Current Covid situation, this is unavailable until further notice.

The Charnwood Forester runs on Saturday evenings on the following dates:

Saturday evenings:

(Dates shown in red are fully booked)

August: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th.
September:  4th, 18th, 25th.
October: 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th.
November: 6th, 13th, 20th.





Choice of:

Ham Hock Terrine with Melba Toast


Mediterranean Vegetable Tart

Chef’s soup of the day

Choice of:

Lamb shoulder in a mint gravy


Chicken Breast with Chorizo and red pepper stuffing


Cod and Pancetta Fishcakes with white wine sauce

All served with chef’s selection of seasonal vegetables


Choice of:

Two gateaux or fresh fruit salad
all served with double cream


Traditional English cheeseboard served with celery and grapes


Tea and coffee served with chocolate mints

Vegetarian Choices

Cumin Butternut Squash & Lentil Wellington OR Moroccan Style Cauliflower Roulade with Chickpea Chutney OR Sweet Potato, Cashew & Apricot Chutney Tart

Please note. Menu choices must be pre-booked


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

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