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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 green timetable trains, plus during many special events.

Dining in the Weald
In addition to our catering outlets, we run a wide variety of dining services throughout the year - more information on these can be found here.

Emily - With FREE wifi!
'Emily' is an ex-mainline train buffet car, and now lives in the platform at Tunbridge Wells. The menu includes teas, coffees and soft drinks, hot pasties, bacon sandwiches (when available), sausage rolls, sandwiches and crisps, as well as a range of cakes.

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

'Kate', our award winning on train Bar Car, was refurbished in 2018 and can be found in most green timetable trains, with her 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 light snacks (sandwiches, crisps, chocolate and cakes). On some special days, real ale from local breweries is on tap.

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.

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