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High Weald Belle Luncheon & Dining Train

Various dates throughout 2020!

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

Sun 15 Mar 2020
12:35 - Eridge - only 32 places left Check Seating Availability
Menu

Starter
Salami, Chorizo, Mozzarella & Walnuts with Herb Dressing Served with Fresh Salad Leaves & Malted Baguette 
Vegetarian Option
Artichokes, Pimento Pepper, Mozzarella & Walnuts with a herb dressing Served with Fresh Salad Leaves & Malted Baguette
~~~
Main
Roast Chicken, Sausage & Bacon & Stuffing Served with Roast Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables & Gravy 
Vegetarian Option
Aubergine, Courgette & Tomato Stack & Stuffing with Pastry Topper Served with Roast Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables & Tomato Sauce
~~~
Dessert
Homemade Lemon Cheesecake 

Sat 28 Mar 2020
19:00 - Tunbridge Wells West - only 25 places left Check Seating Availability
Menu

Welcome Drink & Canapés
Vegetable Parcel ~ Cheddar & Stilton Bite ~ Cherry Tom, Feta & Olive
Glass of Prosecco or Orange Juice
~~~ 
Starter

Salami, Chorizo, Mozzarella & Walnuts with Herb Dressing Served with Fresh Salad Leaves & Malted Baguette 
Vegetarian Option
Artichokes, Pimento Pepper, Mozzarella & Walnuts with a herb dressing Served with Fresh Salad Leaves & Malted Baguette
~~~
Main
Roasted Chicken Breast filled with Garlic Cream Cheese wrapped in Bacon served with Tomato & Basil Sause Served with Rosemary Roasted New Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables 
Vegetarian Option
Aubergine, Courgette & Tomato Stack with Pastry Topper Served with Roast Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables & Tomato Sauce
~~~
Dessert
Homemade Lemon Meringue Cheesecake
~~~
To follow
Tea or Coffee

Sun 05 Apr 2020
12:35 - Eridge - only 40 places left Check Seating Availability
Menu

Starter
Homemade “Chefs Special” Chicken & Pork Pâté Served with Fresh Salad Leaves, Cucumber & Onion Relish & Malted Baguette 
Vegetarian Option
Homemade Aubergine Pate with Red Onion & Cucumber Relish Served with Fresh Salad Leaves, Vinaigrette & Malted Baguette 
~~~
Main
Roast Leg of Lamb & Apricot Stuffing Served with Roast Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables & Gravy 
Vegetarian Option
Mushroom, Butternut Squash & Chestnut En Croute & Stuffing Served with Roast Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables & Tomato Sauce
~~~
Dessert
Lemon & Almond Tart
Gluten Free Option – Cheesecake (must be pre-ordered)

Sat 25 Apr 2020
19:00 - Tunbridge Wells West Check Seating Availability
Menu

Welcome Drink & Canapés
Vegetable Parcel ~ Cheddar & Stilton Bite ~ Cherry Tom, Feta & Olive
Glass of Prosecco or Orange Juice
~~~
Starter

Homemade “Chefs Special” Chicken & Pork Pâté Served with Fresh Salad Leaves, Cucumber & Onion Relish & Malted Baguette 
Vegetarian Option
Homemade Aubergine Pate topped with Red Onion & Cucumber Relish Served with Fresh Salad Leaves, Vinaigrette & Malted Baguette 
~~~
Main
Salmon & Spinach En Croute with Saffron Sauce or Roast Breast of Chicken, Sausage wrapped in Bacon & Stuffing
Both Served with Rosemary Roasted New Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables
Vegetarian Option 
Mushroom, Butternut Squash & Chestnut Purée En Croute with Tomato Sauce Served with Rosemary Roasted New Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables ~~~
Dessert
Lemon & Almond Tart with Amaretto Biscuits
Gluten Free Option – Cheesecake (must be pre-ordered)
To follow
Tea or Coffee

Sun 10 May 2020
12:35 - Eridge - only 26 places left Check Seating Availability
Menu

Starter
Asparagus, Cheddar, Red Onion & Cherry Tomato Tart Served with Fresh Salad Leaves, Horseradish Mayonnaise & Malted Baguette 
~~~
Main
Roast Pork, Stuffing & Crackling Served with Roast Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables & Gravy 
Vegetarian Option 
Cauliflower & Broccoli Cheese Bake Served with Roast Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables & Gravy
~~~
Dessert
Chocolate Brownie
Gluten Free Option – Cheesecake (must be pre-ordered)

Sat 30 May 2020
19:00 - Tunbridge Wells West Check Seating Availability
Menu

Welcome Drink & Canapés 
Vegetable Parcel ~ Cheddar & Stilton Bite ~ Cherry Tom, Feta & Olive
Glass of Prosecco or Orange Juice
~~~
Starter
Cheddar, Asparagus, Red Onion & Cherry Tomato Tart Served with Fresh Salad Leaves, Horseradish Mayonnaise & Malted Baguette 
~~~
Main
Roast Pork with Apple & Cider Sauce Topped with a herb Cobbler Served with Rosemary Roasted New Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables 
Vegetarian Option
Cauliflower & Broccoli Cheese Bake Served with Rosemary Roasted New Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables
~~~
Dessert
Chocolate Brownie with Chocolate Strawberries
Gluten Free Option – Cheesecake (must be pre-ordered)
~~~
To follow
Tea or Coffee

Sun 07 Jun 2020
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
~~~
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
~~~
Dessert
Chefs Meringue Nests filled with Clotted Cream & Fresh Berries

Sat 27 Jun 2020
19:00 - Tunbridge Wells West Check Seating Availability
Menu

Welcome Drink & Canapés 
Vegetable Parcel ~ Cheddar & Stilton Bite ~ Cherry Tom, Feta & Olive
Glass of Prosecco or Orange Juice
~~~
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 Vegetable Batons, Fresh Salad Leaves, Vinaigrette & Malted Baguette 
Main
Braised Beef flambéed with Brandy finished with Worcester Sauce, French Mustard, Parsley & Cream in a Puff Pastry Case Served with Rosemary Roasted New Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables 
Vegetarian Option
Red Pepper stuffed with Tomato Rice & Mint Served with Rosemary Roasted New Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables
~~~
Dessert
Meringue Nest with Clotted Cream and Fresh Berries
Gluten Free Option – Cheesecake (must be pre-ordered)
~~~

To follow
Tea or Coffee

Sun 19 Jul 2020
12:35 SOLD OUT
Sun 23 Aug 2020
12:35 - Eridge Check Seating Availability
Menu

Starter
Homemade “Chefs Special” Chicken & Pork Pâté Served with Fresh Salad Leaves, Cucumber & Onion Relish & Malted Baguette 
Vegetarian Option
Homemade Aubergine Pate with Red Onion & Cucumber Relish Served with Fresh Salad Leaves, Vinaigrette & Malted Baguette 
~~~
Main
Roast Leg of Lamb & Apricot Stuffing Served with Roast Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables & Gravy 
Vegetarian Option
Mushroom, Butternut Squash & Chestnut En Croute & Stuffing Served with Roast Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables & Tomato Sauce
~~~
Dessert
Lemon & Almond Tart
Gluten Free Option – Cheesecake (must be pre-ordered)

Sun 13 Sep 2020
12:35 - Eridge Check Seating Availability
Menu

Starter
Asparagus, Cheddar, Red Onion & Cherry Tomato Tart Served with Fresh Salad Leaves, Horseradish Mayonnaise & Malted Baguette 
~~~
Main
Roast Pork, Stuffing & Crackling Served with Roast Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables & Gravy 
Vegetarian Option 
Cauliflower & Broccoli Cheese Bake Served with Roast Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables & Gravy
~~~
Dessert
Chocolate Brownie
Gluten Free Option – Cheesecake (must be pre-ordered)

Sat 26 Sep 2020
19:00 - Tunbridge Wells West Check Seating Availability
Menu

Welcome Drink & Canapés 
Vegetable Parcel ~ Cheddar & Stilton Bite ~ Cherry Tom, Feta & Olive
Glass of Prosecco or Orange Juice
~~~
Starter
Cheddar, Asparagus, Red Onion & Cherry Tomato Tart Served with Fresh Salad Leaves, Horseradish Mayonnaise & Malted Baguette 
~~~
Main
Roast Pork with Apple & Cider Sauce Topped with a herb Cobbler Served with Rosemary Roasted New Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables 
Vegetarian Option
Cauliflower & Broccoli Cheese Bake Served with Rosemary Roasted New Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables
~~~
Dessert
Chocolate Brownie with Chocolate Strawberries
Gluten Free Option – Cheesecake (must be pre-ordered)
~~~
To follow
Tea or Coffee

Sun 25 Oct 2020
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
~~~
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
~~~
Dessert
Chefs Meringue Nests filled with Clotted Cream & Fresh Berries

Sun 29 Nov 2020
12:45 - Eridge Check Seating Availability
Menu

Starter
Homemade ‘Chef’s Special’ Chicken & Pork Pâté Served with Fresh Salad Leaves & Malted Baguette and Christmas Chutney.
Vegetarian Option
Stilton, Port & Walnut Pâté Served with Fresh Salad Leaves & Malted Baguette and Christmas Chutney
~~~
Main
Breast of Roasted Turkey with all the trimmings Sausage wrapped in Bacon, Homemade Stuffing, Winter Vegetables Roasted Potatoes, Gravy & Cranberry Sauce
Vegetarian Option
Homemade Aubergine, Courgette, Garlic Cream Cheese En Croute served with Tomato & Basil Sauce
~~~
Dessert
Homemade Baileys Cheesecake with Raspberry Sauce 

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