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Curry Express

Steam & Curry, what a fantastic evening out to be had!

On selected dates throughout the year we run our popular Curry Express trains! For the all inclusive price of just £19.50 per adult or £9.75 per child you can enjoy two return trips to Eridge and a freshly prepared curry courtesy of our friends at the Raj Pavilion. Our heritage train on the evening will be hauled by steam throughout with our on train bar 'Kate' stocking plenty of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages including Cobra Beer, the perfect drink to accompany a delicious curry! 
The menu:
Portion of Chicken Tikka Masala/Medium Lamb Curry
Pilau Rice
A vegetarian option is available, please specify at the time of booking, there is no gluten free option on this service.

Terms & Conditions
  • All of our dining trains are advance booking only, we cannot accept passengers on the day. As these are immensely popular we recommend that you book early to avoid disappointment.
  • Our trains depart promptly, we cannot wait for latecomers.
  • Bookings can only be made with full payment.
  • Prices include train fare and meal but exclude drinks. Wines, spirits, beers, cider, soft drinks and teas/coffees are available from our waiting staff at additional cost.
  • Drinks advertised are subject to availability and may be altered without prior warning.
  • No discounts are available for this service.
  • Please note that only drinks purchased on board from our waiting staff may be consumed on any Spa Valley Railway dining trains.
  • Diners who wish to bring their own wine (including sparkling) or champagne will be charged corkage per bottle at: £17 wine, £20 champagne and £25 wine box. 

Menu & dietary requirements 
  • Our menu is fixed and we are unable to facilitate anything other than shown on the menu choices.

Refunds, Cancellations & Changes to bookings
  • We regret that there can be no refund for ‘no show’ customers.
  • ALL booking alterations, no matter how minor incur a £10 admin fee.
  • Cancellations notified in writing, at least four weeks before the booked date will be refunded less a £10 admin fee; shorter notice cancellations are not entitled to a refund but the Spa Valley Railway will try to re-sell the tickets.
  • Cancellations in writing must be sent to our General Manager here or by post:
    General Manager
    West Station
    Tunbridge Wells

  • Our carriages used for dining were built in the 1960's and due to their internal dimensions physically disabled persons can only be accommodated if they are not confined to a wheelchair.

  • Our train is equipped with two toilets and there are also toilets available at Tunbridge Wells West, Groombridge & Eridge.

  • We offer child tickets for our Curry Express trains.

 Please Note
  • Whilst every effort is made to haul part of our dining trains with a steam locomotive (when advertised to be one) and also our coaches as described there may be the need to use a heritage 1960s diesel locomotive or other carriages subject to necessity.
  • The Spa Valley Railway reserves the right to make such changes for whatever reason without prior notice being given.
  • We do not and cannot guarantee that you will be hauled by a Steam locomotive.