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 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.


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

We are operating steam-hauled passenger trains this weekend 15th and 16th August 2020 (pre-booking is essential).

Our on-train dining services remain suspended at present, but we are reviewing this situation regularly and will be pleased to transfer existing bookings to a future date when dining services resume...
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