The Midlander 2021

Wednesday Luncheon - "The Midlander"

The Midlander runs on selected Wednesday lunchtimes.

Your three-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 £35.00 per adult / £35.00 per child. The price includes the full cost of the train ticket. Due to the current Covid situation, further rail travel is unavailable on the day until further notice.

The Midlander runs on Wednesdays on the following dates:


February: 17th

March: 31st
April: 7th
May: 12th
June: 2nd, 23rd.
July: 14th, 28th.
August: 4th, 18th.
September: 1st, 15th.
October: 2oth.


Choice of

Individual Chicken & Mushroom pie with Creamy White Wine sauce


Baked Cod Fillet served with a Rich Tomato and Red Onion Sauce


Mushroom, Broccoli, & Stilton Pasta Bake (V)

Served with seasonal vegetables.


Choice of desert:

Rich Chocolate & Raspberry Tears


Fruits of the Forest Cheese Cake

both served with Raspberry Coulis.


Tea and Coffee served with chocolate mints

Please note: Menu choices must be pre-booked

Brie and Beetroot Tart (V) or Mushroom Risotto (V) or Cumin, Butternut Squash and Lentil Wellington (Ve)


To check dates and book your tickets call 01509 632323.

Our next running day

Passenger trains are temporarily suspended due to the present national restrictions, and our cafés are also closed at the present time.

We are monitoring the situation closely and look forward to the resumption of train services, and general reopening soon.

We will post regular updates here on our website.

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