Saturday Luncheon 2020 – The South Yorkshireman

Saturday Luncheon Train - "The South Yorkshireman"

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

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 £47.00 per adult / £37.00 per child. The price includes the full cost of the train ticket. At weekends, rail travel is unlimited on the date of dining.


(last update 22nd September 2020): First Class dining services have now resumed, and we are continuing to contact all customers who were booked for services which were postponed during the period of temporary closure.Please be assured that we will be happy to transfer existing bookings to a future date to be agreed. We are grateful for the patience and understanding of our customers during this difficult time for us all.

We are currently giving priority to customers who have kindly deferred their bookings, and intend to reopen dining trains for general sale soon.


The South Yorkshireman runs on Saturdays on the following dates:

January: 11th & 18th.
1st, 8th, 15th,22nd.
7th, 14th, 21st, 28th.
April: 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th.
May: 2nd, 9th, 23rd, 30th.
June: 13th and 27th.
July: 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th.
August: 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th.
September: 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th.
October: 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st.
November: 7th, 14th, 21st.



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


Choice of 

Beef and Merlot Pie served with a herb gravy


Pork Belly served with Cider and Apple Jus

All served with chef’s selection of vegetables


Strawberry and Clotted Cream Tart served with Raspberry Coulis


Coffee served with chocolate mints

Vegetarian Choices 

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.

Nut roast

Please note: Menu choices must be pre-booked


To check dates and book your tickets call 01509 632323 (open 9am to 5pm, 7-days a week) or buy a dining voucher from our online shop

During December this service runs as the Christmas Jubilee with revised menus and prices

Our next running day

Happy New Year to all of our visitors and supporters!

Due to the present national restrictions, we will not be operating trains during January of 2021, and our cafés are also closed at the present time.

We will return, 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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