Steam Train Afternoon Tea

Looking for something different to celebrate a special occasion, have you considered afternoon tea on a train, there are various steam train afternoon tea choices across the country, have a lovely train ride whilst enjoying a delicious afternoon tea.

Steam Train Afternoon Tea Experiences To Try

Kent & East Sussex Railway Sparkling Afternoon Tea

Tenterden Town Station, Station Road, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6HE

The Wealden Pullman is the perfect venue for this Sparkling Afternoon Tea experience.

Boarding the train at Northiam station in East Sussex from 12:30pm, you’ll depart at 1:00pm for a gentle amble through the Rother Valley along the line to the historic hop-picking station at Bodiam, now an area well regarded for producing some of the best grapes for English wines!

At Bodiam the locomotive will change ends, ready to haul the train up the steep incline to Tenterden Town Station before returning to arrive back at Northiam at 3:20pm.

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Spa Valley Railway Afternoon Tea

Wealden Railway Co. Ltd, West Station, Nevill Terrace, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5QY

Enjoy the view of the High Weald countryside aboard a heritage train hauled by a steam and heritage diesel locomotive whilst enjoying a traditional Afternoon Tea.

The Afternoon Tea trains offer a selection of freshly prepared finger sandwiches, savoury snacks, fruit scones, clotted cream, alongside homemade cakes served with choice of tea or coffee.

The train ride is from Tunbridge Wells West to Eridge (return). Gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and vegan dietary requirements can be accommodated with prior arrangement.

Table for two – £80; Table for four – £160

Advance booking is essential

Severn Valley Railway

Departing from Kidderminster or Bridgnorth, Worcestershire

Enjoy a tasty Afternoon Tea on our awe-inspiring balcony at The Engine House, overlooking the beautiful Shropshire countryside.

Start your taste journey with a dramatic amuse bouche that promises to fill your table with magic before whiling away the hours with homemade cakes, sandwiches and pastries all made by our executive chef.

Each afternoon tea includes UNLIMITED hot drinks! Why not upgrade your afternoon tea with a glass of prosecco?

Tickets £60 with train ticket, £35 without train ticket

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Northern Belle Afternoon Tea

Departing from various UK locations

Evoking the opulence of 1930s rail travel, this luxurious train journeys through the glorious countryside en-route to some of Britain’s top destinations.

Afternoon tea is the perfect blend of delicious treats, dainty sandwiches, scotch eggs, quiche, delicious cakes, homemade baked scones and fresh strawberries with lashings of jam and cream. All of this includes elegant silver service.

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Strathspey Railway Afternoon Tea

Aviemore Station, Aviemore, Scotland, PH22 1PY

Travel back in time at The Strathspey Railway for a nostalgic Afternoon Tea in the heart of the Scottish Highlands.

Included is return travel and a selection of sandwiches, cakes, scones with local jam and cream and finished off with a mini bottle of Prosecco.

Setting off from Aviemore Station  through to Boat of Garten and then on to Broomhill, the 1 hour 45 minute train journey takes you on a 20 mile return trip along part of the original Highland Railway mainline.

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Chinnor Railway Sparkling Afternoon Tea

Station Approach, Station Rd, Chinnor, Oxfordshire, OX39 4ER

steam train afternoon tea

Relive the nostalgia of heritage steam and enjoy the elegance of dining on board with a sparkling afternoon tea.

Tuck in to a selection of savouries, sandwiches and cakes, plus tea and coffee service. Enjoy lovely views of the Vale of Aylesbury and Whiteleaf Cross in the distance.

At Princes Risborough see the steam locomotive as she runs round the carriages.

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Bluebell Railway Afternoon Tea

Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 3QL

Relax and unwind as you travel in comfortable 1950/60’s lounge or restaurant carriages on the dedicated Afternoon Tea train, the Wealden Rambler.

The traditional Afternoon Tea includes delicious finger sandwiches,  cakes, and scones with jam and clotted cream.

You will have a choice of luxury teas and coffee to enjoy as you take in the surroundings throughout your return trip to East Grinstead from Sheffield Park. The journey is approximately one hour and 45 minutes.

£57 Per Person

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Churnet Valley Railway Afternoon Cream Tea

Kingsley and Froghall Station,Froghall, Staffordshire, ST10 2HA

The Churnet Valley Railway will return you to a more relaxing era when you dine in their period restaurant cars.

Their Staffordshire Cream Tea gives you luxury first-class train travel with a choice of tea, coffee and fresh cakes.

Enjoy a selection of traditional scones and cakes whilst delighting in the vintage ambience on board the dining train.

From £28.50 per person

Departing from Froghall at 1.30pm

Emsbay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway Afternoon Teas

Bolton Abbey Station, Bolton Abbey, Skipton BD23 6AF

Dine in style with a table seat, table cloth, antimacassars, (weekend only) and a reserved seat in lovingly restored carriages. There are classic afternoon teas for the whole family or a Queen Victoria Saloon afternoon-tea with sofas and loose furniture.

Classic afternoon tea £29 per person; Queen Victoria’s Saloon Afternoon Tea £49 per person

Departing 12 noon, 1.30pm and 3.00pm

East Lancashire Railway Afternoon Tea

23A Bolton St, Bury BL9 0EY

Surrounded by style and sophistication, you’ll enjoy afternoon tea whilst gazing at the Lancashire countryside and the Irwell Valley aboard one of the heritage, Pullman-style carriages.

You will be served a wonderful selection of traditional sandwiches, savouries, scones and cakes. Enjoy the scenery, the immaculately restored interiors, and the delicious Afternoon Tea.

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Belmond British Pullman Afternoon Tea

Victoria Station, London

Celebrate one of Britain’s most prized traditions in a very fitting location. Enjoy savoury delicacies and pastries, while not forgetting a refreshing sip of tea.

Your journey begins at London Victoria station, where you join the immaculate Art Deco train. Each carriage is unique and has a fascinating story to tell. As the train begins its journey through Greater London and into Surrey, you’ll be served an array of savoury delicacies and indulgent pastries, together with tea and half a bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne per person.

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Nene Valley Railway Afternoon Tea

Peterborough PE5 7BD

Add a touch of traditional British luxury to your visit by taking traditional afternoon tea onboard ‘The Fenman’ steam hauled train from Wansford.  A variety of sandwiches, cakes and hot scones with jam and cream are served at your seat during a journey along the picturesque Nene Valley. Tea and coffee will also be brought to your table.

£35 per person, tables seat up to four people and tickets are inclusive of all-day train travel.

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Peak Rail Afternoon Tea

Rowsley South Station, off, Harrison Way, Darley Dale, Matlock DE4 2LF

The Palatine Restaurant Car Afternoon Tea Trains depart from Rowsley South Station. Afternoon Teas consists of a selection of 6 types of sandwiches served on white and granary bread.

Followed by a homemade scone with clotted cream, butter and strawberry preserve and a selection of mini cakes/desserts all served with a choice of either Yorkshire/Earl Grey Tea or Coffee.

£24.95 for Adults, Senior Citizens and Children aged 5 -15 years

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East Somerset Railway Afternoon Tea

Cranmore, Shepton Mallet BA4 4QP

Enjoy a sparkling afternoon tea aboard the East Somerset Railway which includes 4 finger sandwiches, a scone (with Jam and Clotted Cream), 3 mini cakes and a glass of Prosecco (or a non-alcoholic drink).

Enjoy this quintessentially British treat on-board our Mendip Belle Dining carriages.

£31 per person

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The Jacobite Afternoon Tea – West Coast Railways

Fort William, Scotland

Seated in the comfort of your beautifully upholstered seat, in a carefully restored Mark I or Mark II first class carriage travelling between Fort William and Mallaig in Scotland; you can enjoy a delicious Jacobite Cream Tea.

The Jacobite Cream Teas are only available to pre order and only to passengers travelling in the main first class carriage A.

The Cream Teas are generally served around Glenfinnan on the Outward journey from Fort William on the morning trip and the afternoon trip.

Priced at £25 each

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Foxfield Railway Afternoon Tea

Caverswall Rd, Blythe Bridge, Stoke-on-Trent ST11 9BG

Imagine enjoying a delicious homemade cream tea while watching beautiful Staffordshire countryside roll by.

When you book an Afternoon Cream Tea Train experience, you will receive an Afternoon Cream Tea Box with everything you need to take to your compartment including delicious scones with jam and cream.

Each box is individually wrapped and contains locally sourced, home made goodies. They will also provide unlimited hot tea and there is a children’s box available too.

All Afternoon Cream Tea Trains are at 3.30pm

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Gwili Railway Afternoon Tea

Bronwydd Arms Railway Station, Bronwydd Arms, Carmarthen SA33 6HT

Take an eight-mile round trip through beautiful Carmarthenshire countryside on-board a restored 1950s train, usually operated by a vintage steam locomotive!

Pick up your cream tea box and settle in to your comfortable carriage filled with nostalgia as you sit back and enjoy the journey.

£20 per person

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Mid-Norfolk Railway Afternoon Tea

Station Rd, Dereham NR19 1DF

Let the Mid-Norfolk Railway take you on an unforgettable journey hauled by a steam locomotive through the beautiful Heart of Norfolk countryside.

Enjoy finger sandwiches, locally-baked scones and a selection of delicious cakes are all served up on elegant three-tier stands by smartly attired staff during the scenic 22 mile round trip from Dereham to Wymondam Abbey.

Priced at £34.50 per person

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