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High Weald Belle Luncheon & Dining Train

Dine in style at the Spa Valley Railway!
Travelling on the High Weald Belle, so named after the glorious countryside our railway passes through, you will be able to experience a traditional pastime of dining on a moving train hauled by one of our Steam and/or Heritage Diesel locomotives. Our wonderful caterers, the Complete Lunch, will provide you with an enjoyable and unforgettable dining experience as you travel on the beautiful Spa Valley line. Step on board our restored 1960s carriages for the experience of a life time. 

If you have any dietary requirements (gluten free, vegetarian etc.) please add this at the time of booking. It is impossible for us to make alternative arrangements on the day.

Saturday Evenings
Dine as they did in the 1960s and climb aboard a steam hauled train for a fine evening dining experience whilst travelling through the High Weald. Arrive at Tunbridge Wells West station from 18:30 for Welcome Canapés and a glass of Prosecco or Orange Juice. Boarding the train in time for a 19:00 departure you will travel in our restored 1960s carriages through the High Weald enjoying a freshly prepared evening meal served by our uniformed waiting staff.

Return to Tunbridge Wells West will be between 21:30 and 22:00 when you will have an opportunity for photos with the locomotive that has hauled your train throughout the evening!

What’s included?

Sunday Luncheon
Our Sunday lunch trains are the perfect place for bringing together family and friends in a unique location whilst enjoying the Great British Sunday Roast! Our menus vary per train running so please check online prior to booking.

Arrive at Eridge from around 12:00 to meet our dining train team to take pre-drinks orders. Board from 12:20 in time for a 12:35 departure, travelling in our restored 1960s carriages for two return journey's through the High Weald. Throughout the afternoon you will enjoy a freshly prepared three course Sunday Roast served by our uniformed waiting staff.

Return to Eridge will be at around 15:10 when you will have an opportunity for photos with the locomotive.

What’s included?

High Weald Belle Drinks & Wine Menu

Please note that whilst every effort is made to operate a Steam locomotive when advertised, in unavoidable circumstances a Heritage Diesel may be used.

We regret that due to the nature of the 1960s carriages we cannot accomodate wheelchair users on these dining experiences.

Parking in Sainsbury's Car Park is for their customers only, please use the local pay & display car parks or off road parking. The nearest Car Park to Tunbridge Wells West is "The Old Coach Park" located just behind the Sainsbury's Superstore.

Booking information

For this service you can only book a complete 'Table for 2 Persons' or a 'Table for 4 Persons'.

Ensure you book the correct number of tables for the people in your party. Please select Coach C as your choice of seats first wherever possible, if unavailable please select Coach B.

On some occasions it may be necessary to seat customers who have purchased a 'Table for 2 Persons' on a 'Table for 4 Persons'. It may therefore be that you are sat opposite another couple at a 'Table for 4 Persons' should there not be enough tables of two.

Booking with a Virgin Experiences Voucher/ Acorne PLC Voucher:

  • Select the correct day and table size that corresponds with your voucher.
  • Select meal options
  • Choose your seats
  • Wine is included with VED/Acorne Vouchers, this can be selected on board the train, currently it cannot be prebooked online.
  • Enter the Voucher Number and PIN and click 'redeem voucher'
  • Booking fee does not apply to Voucher bookings, but it will show on your booking confirmation.

Note that a £10 admin fee applies to all booking alterations.

Click here to view our refund, cancellation and alterations policy

Book tickets

Fri 26 Feb 2021
12:35 - Eridge Check Seating Availability
Menu

Starter
Homemade Smoked Mackerel Pate wrapped in Smoked Salmon Served with Fresh Salad Leaves, Lemon Vinaigrette & Malted Baguette 
Vegetarian Option
Homemade Houmous Pate topped with Red Onion Relish Served with Fresh Vegetable Batons, Salad Leaves, Vinaigrette & Malted Baguette
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Main
Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding Served with Roast Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables & Gravy 
Vegetarian Option
Red Pepper stuffed with Tomato Rice & Mint Served with Roast Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables & Gravy
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Dessert
Chefs Meringue Nests filled with Clotted Cream & Fresh Berries

Sat 27 Feb 2021
12:35 - Eridge Check Seating Availability
Menu

Starter
Homemade Smoked Mackerel Pate wrapped in Smoked Salmon Served with Fresh Salad Leaves, Lemon Vinaigrette & Malted Baguette 
Vegetarian Option
Homemade Houmous Pate topped with Red Onion Relish Served with Fresh Vegetable Batons, Salad Leaves, Vinaigrette & Malted Baguette
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Main
Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding Served with Roast Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables & Gravy 
Vegetarian Option
Red Pepper stuffed with Tomato Rice & Mint Served with Roast Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables & Gravy
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Dessert
Chefs Meringue Nests filled with Clotted Cream & Fresh Berries

Booking with vTicket