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Post Lockdown Three Course Ploughman's Lunch Plus!

Saturday 12th September

Join us for a Ploughman's Lunch Plus Steam Train ride!
Whilst we can't yet bring you Roast Dinners, you can tuck into a Ploughman's Lunch (plus some extra's!) on one of our steam train services, to Groombridge. See the glorious High Weald countryside from the comfort of one of our beautifully restored coaches whilst enjoying a freshly prepared lunch which will still include Starter, Main and Dessert!

Arrive at Tunbridge Wells West from 12:00 and you will be asked to board the train in good time prior to departure, which will be at 12:30, and travel to Groombridge. To assist in Social Distancing your Ploughman's Lunch package will be available on the table for you prior to departing from the station, you can then 'help yourself' to your Ploughman's during your train ride and whilst at Groombridge Station.

Upon arrival at Groombridge you can either remain on the train whilst the Steam Locomotive runs around or you can disembark to see Groombridge Station itself, with plenty of space to Socially Distance it is the ideal place to view our engine!  

What has changed?

  1. To ensure we maintain Social Distancing and are COVID secure we will be using two 'Open' carriages which have an aisle down the centre. Passengers will be sat in bays of 2 or 4 in coach C with the bays alternating on the side of the carriage, the bay across the aisle from where you are sat will be empty. Passengers can be sat into groups of up to 4 in coach A, again the bay opposite you across the aisle will be empty. This is to maintain Social Distancing.
  2. On train toilets and a walk-up-bar service will not be available and you will be asked to board and disembark in a certain order. Toilets will be available at Tunbridge Wells West and Groombridge along with hand sanitisation points at both stations.
  3. On-board catering staff will be wearing additional PPE, they will be wearing masks when they need to approach your bay of seats and will wear gloves when handling anything that we need to put on your table (i.e. a drink). All staff have been briefed on the need to routinely wash their hands and they will have access to our handwashing facilities in bar car 'Kate'. 
  4. Eridge station and the line beyond Groombridge will be closed initially. High Rocks station is also closed.
  5. It is not possible to break your journey at Groombridge and return on a later train.
  6. Your Ploughman's Plus items will already be on the table upon boarding for you to help yourselves as you travel through the High Weald! 

Ploughman's Plus Menu:
Starter
Homemade Tomato Soup
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Main(s) – Three different options
Hand Carved Home Baked Honey Glazed Ham Served with Mild Mustard Pickle
OR
Mature Vintage Cheddar & Stilton Served with Apple Chutney
OR
Aubergine, Tomato and Courgette Stack (Vegan)
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Dessert
Homemade Eaton Mess (Build Your Own) Mini Meringues, Mixed Berries Belgium Chocolate Drops, Raspberry Sauce and Cream

What’s included in the ticket price?

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