Afternoon Tea in the High Weald
The Spa Valley Railway is delighted to offer Afternoon Tea on board one of our heritage 1960s carriages whilst you have a wonderful ride through the High Weald countryside. Treat your friends and family or even take loved one out for a special occasion, this is how you travel in style!
Prices start at just £64.95 per couple (which is just £32.50 each!) and new for 2018 are our Classic, Celebratory and Luxury Afternoon Teas, see our menus below.
Board your train at Tunbridge Wells West for 15:00 and be shown to your seat. The train will depart for 15:20 hauled by one of our powerful 1960’s Heritage Diesel Locomotives. You will travel to Eridge station enjoying a wonderful afternoon tea en route, which will be at your tables in Afternoon Tea Baskets ready for you. At Eridge as your train arrives you’ll be able to see the Steam engine ready to haul your train back up the hill to Tunbridge Wells West. Return to Tunbridge Wells West will be at 16:10 arriving at Tunbridge Wells West at 16:37.
Classic Afternoon Tea Menu
Three finger sandwiches with fillings:
Smoked Salmon with Cracked Black Pepper & Lemon
Free Range Egg Mayonnaise with Rocket
Baked Ham & Wholegrain Mustard
Scone with Jam & Clotted Cream
Afternoon Tea Cakes
Chocolate & Raspberry Slice
Lemon Meringue Cheesecake
Fruit & Cream filled Tartlet
Mini Shortbread Biscuit
A selection of teas:
Earl Grey (Cut Lemon)
Our tickets are sold in 'Tables of Two' or 'Tables of Four', it is just £64.95 per couple on a table of two or £129.95 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 Afternoon Tea itself, at approximately £32.50 per person that is quite a bargin!
Sparkling Wine (additional price)
Vino 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.
*Picture is for illustrative purposes only
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. Coach C is the only carriage available for this service.
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.