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Afternoon Tea

2024 dates now on sale!

Afternoon Tea at the Spa Valley Railway
Combine the elegance of steam train travel with a quintessential British treat, as you enjoy Afternoon Tea on one of our heritage trains steaming through the glorious High Weald countryside in the Garden of England. 

There’s no finer way to spend a relaxing afternoon than with Afternoon Tea on a steam hauled train, travelling in our heritage 1960s carriages, you’ll enjoy the relaxing journey through the High Weald between Eridge and Tunbridge Wells West. Sit back and relax as you tuck into a wonderful selection of freshly prepared traditional finger sandwiches, savoury snacks, scones and cakes, all found in the Afternoon Tea hamper on your table. 

Enjoy passing through an area of outstanding natural beauty, making sure you keep an eye out for the famous sandstone rocks and Oast Houses along the way, the beautifully restored carriages, and a delicious Afternoon Tea!

Your experience will last just over 1 hour. Your tickets are valid for train travel all day so if you wanted to remain on board, you might need to sit in another part of a train as we do have other experiences, you'd be more than welcome to!

What's included:


Afternoon Tea Menu

Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegetarian and Vegan dietary requirements can be accommodated so long as we are informed at the time of booking.

A great way to enjoy a classic British favourite!

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

Book tickets

Sun 10 Mar 2024
14:45 departing from: Eridge
Sat 06 Apr 2024
14:45 departing from: Eridge
Sat 20 Apr 2024
14:45 departing from: Eridge

Booking information

Advance booking is essential to ride on our Afternoon Tea trains.

Seats will be allocated after booking - due to the layout of the coaches, some smaller parties may be required to share a table.

On the day of your visit you MUST have your eTickets available to show either in a print out or on a mobile device, both will be checked visually by a member of staff before boarding the train.

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

Click here to view our refund, cancellation and alterations policy

We regret that there can be no refund or transfer to a future date for ‘no show’ customers. The Spa Valley Railway still incurs charges for its services which must be paid to our suppliers. We recommend taking out a form of insurance to protect yourself if necessary. To re-book you will be required to pay the full fare again.