The South Yorkshireman 2021

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 normally unlimited on the date of dining,however due to the current Covid situation, this is not possible until further notice.

The South Yorkshireman runs on Saturdays on the following dates:

January: 9th, 16th, 23rd
6th, 13th, 20th, 27th.
6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
April: 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
May: 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th.
June: 12th, 26th
July: 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st
August: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
September: 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
October: 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
November: 6th, 13th, 20th



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 

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

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

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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