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The Spa Valley Railway offers a number of refreshment options to passengers. These include our static buffet car 'Emily' at Tunbridge Wells, the refreshment bars at Groombridge and Eridge, and of course our award winning Bar Car 'Kate', which we endeavour to run on all yellow and green timetable trains, plus during many special events.

Emily - now with FREE wifi!

'Emily' is an ex-mainline Sussex Coast electric train buffet car, and now lives in the platform at Tunbridge Wells. She is open on most running days. The menu includes teas, coffees and soft drinks, hot pasties, bacon rolls, sausage rolls, cold sandwiches and crisps, as well as a range of fresh cakes.

We now also have free wifi in 'Emily' which is available for all our visitors whilst they enjoy a fine pot of tea!

Emily is available and the perfect venue for children's parties, especially birthdays! These events include a ride on the train and then a party in the buffet, we can even provide a party box per child for an afternoon snack plus some goodies!

Please click here for details of our childrens parties


'Kate', our award winning on train Bar Car which was refurbished in 2013, can be found in most service trains, with her uniformed waiting staff serving a range of refreshments as you roll along through the Kent and Sussex countryside. Converted from a former passenger coach, Kate sells teas, coffees, beer, wine, spirits and food including doughnuts and scones. Her cream teas are the stuff of legend, and on some special days, real ale from local breweries is on tap. Kate is available for hire for your special day; birthdays, weddings and corporate events are very popular!

For more details regarding Weddings please email us here and for Special Bookings please email us here.

High Weald Belle Dining & Luncheon Trains

We run regular Sunday 'High Weald Belle' Luncheon Trains with a three course meal served at your seat, plus our great value Fish and Chip specials, where passengers can enjoy this most English of meals whilst travelling through the lovely Wealden countryside. We also run a very popular New Year's Eve High Weald Belle which includes Fireworks and a five course meal! We occasionally run Saturday evening dining trains, especially in the run up to Christmas.

Please click here for our dedicated High Weald Belle pages

Fish & Chip, Ales on the Rails or Pie, Mash & a Pint Specials

Throughout the year we run very popular Fish & Chip Supper or Lunch trains, these run on Saturday evenings or Thursday lunch times. Occassionally these trains form our Rails on the Ales trains which you can enjoy some fine local beers on one of our trains. In 2016 we're launching our first Pie, Mash and a Pint Specials.

Please click here for our Fish & Chip trains
Please click here for Murder Mystery trains
Please click here for our Ales on the Rails trains
Please click here for our Pie, Mash & a Pint trains

Groombridge Station

The Groombridge Station Refreshment Kiosk has been developed by the FROGS (Friends Of Groombridge Station!). This building was formerly a farm shop selling asparagus near Tunbridge Wells. It has been completely refurbished to meet current standards, and sells a full range of light refreshments. As you'd expect (!), ice creams are also available, and there are a number of picnic benches on the platform, both in the open and under cover.

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