'High Weald Belle' Luncheon & Dining Trains

24th September (FULL), 14th & 15th (FULL) October, 16th & 17th December

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Dine in style at the Spa Valley Railway!

The High Weald Belle, proudly brought to you by the Spa Valley Railway and The Complete Lunch, is our popular dining train that operates on selected Saturday evenings and Sunday lunchtimes throughout the year.

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 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. The High Weald Belle is the perfect place to enjoy a celebratory meal with friends or an intimate dining experience for two. 

It is just £79.95 for a table of two or £159.95 for a table of four for both our Sunday Luncheon and Saturday evening dining High Weald Belle trains apart from Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th December when it is £99.95 for a table of two and £199.95 for a table of four.

On board is our award wining bar car 'Kate' which will be open for the duration and our waiters will happily pass along the train to take your drinks orders throughout the journey. Our current wine list is displayed below (however may be subject to change on the day).

When booking tickets online, please ensure you click the "choose your seats" option at the top of the page after you have entered your menu requirements.  This will open the seating for the train and you click on anything that is highlighted in blue to select your seats.  This then takes you back to the same page where you can then go to the bottom of the page and click checkout.  This then takes you to the page where you add your address and payment details to complete your booking.


Sunday Luncheon

Board your train at 12:20 for prompt departure from Eridge at 12.30 (sorry, but we can't wait for latecomers). Your three-course roast dinner will be served as the train makes two return trips through the beautiful Wealden countryside to Tunbridge Wells West, returning to Eridge for 15:20. 

Tickets are valid for the remainder of the day so you can stay on board for subsequent trips to enjoy after dinner drinks if you wish.

Our award winning bar car 'Kate' will be open for the duration serving alcohol as well as tea, coffee and soft drinks.

Tickets must be booked in advance and bookings close 48hrs prior to your time/date of travel - or earlier if sold out! 


Saturday Evening Dining

Board your train at 18:45 for prompt departure from Tunbridge Wells West at 19:00 (sorry, but we can't wait for latecomers). Your evening dinner will be served as the train makes two return trips through the beautiful Wealden countryside to Groombridge, returning to Tunbridge Wells West for approximately 21:00. 

Our award winning bar car 'Kate' will be open for the duration serving alcohol as well as tea, coffee and soft drinks.

Tickets must be booked in advance and bookings close 48hrs prior to your time/date of travel - or earlier if sold out!

Tickets
Our tickets are sold in 'Tables of Two' or 'Tables of Four', it is just £79.95 per couple on a table of two or £159.95 per group of four sat at a table of four. We are unable to sell odd numbered seats for this service. Included in the price is the train travel and the High Weald Belle Menu, at approximately £39.99 per person that is quite a bargin!


Sample High Weald Belle Menu:

Starter
Homemade "Chefs special" Chicken & Pork Pâté

Vegetarian Option:

Mushroom Pâté

Both served with Fresh Salad Leaves, Malted Baguette

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Main

Roast Beef, Yorkshire Pudding, Horseradish Sauce
Vegetarian Option: 

Stuffed Red Pepper with Tomato Rice & Mint
Both served with Roasted Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, Gravy

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Dessert
Lemon & Almond Tart


Wine List

All of our White, Red and Rosé wine is sold at £17 per bottle. It is also available at £5.00 per glass.

White
Mondelli Pinot Grigio – 12%
This classic Pinot Grigio shows enticing aromas of citrus fruit and pear drops.
Hardys Varietial Chardonnay – 13%
A delicious dry Chardonnay with rich varietal melon and peach fllavours.
Mc Guingan Estate Sauvignon Blanc – 11%
A fine Sauvignon Blanc wine of delightful fresh and bright aromas with bold fruit flavours of zesty citrus and gooseberry.

Red
Mc Guingan Estate Merlot 12.5%
A wine with rich fruit flavours of plum and red berry, balanced by subtle oak.
Campo Viejo Rioja Tempranillo - 13.5%
A cherry red colour, its rich aromas have a pronounced intensity with an initial scent of ripe red fruit followed by gentle sweet notes of vanilla and spices.

Rosé

Blossom Hill White Zinfandel Rosé - 10%
A medium bodied wine filled with delightful aromas of strawberries and the flavour of red, ripe watermelon.

Sparkling
TVino Spumante Prosecco - 10.5%
75cl – £20.00 per bottle, 20cl – £7.50 per bottle 
This elegant Prosecco Spumante has delicate lemon fruit notes and a refreshing lively style.

You can download our Drinks & Wine Lists below, these are subject to change dependent on stock availability.

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. 


Private hire High Weald Belle

Our High Weald Belle dining train is available for private hire on days we're already operating or on days when the railway is otherwise closed to the general public. This must be pre-booked at least two months in advance, and is dependent on our own services and our caterers. 

The menu can be tailored to suit your party and requirements. For a luncheon service on green timetabled days you can either start at Tunbridge Wells West, Groombridge or Eridge, and you will be able to travel for the remainder of our standard services that day. For an evening service you can only start from Tunbridge Wells West and will receive three return trips to Groombridge.

To get a firm quote and discuss your requirements for a private hire High Weald Belle please contact our General Manager here.


Terms & Conditions for all dining trains can be found by clicking this link

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.

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

For our full refund, cancellations and alterations please see here.

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