We pride ourselves on our on-board hospitality. When purchasing an excursion, you can choose from Premier Dining or First Class Plus to include at-seat dining or refreshments. If you choose a First Class or Standard seat, you can visit our Buffet Car where we offer a range of refreshments.

We can accommodate most special dietary requirements if advised at time of booking or no later than two weeks before the date of running. However, please note that food is prepared in a limited space, so we are unable to guarantee there will be no cross-contamination. Please contact the Booking Office prior to booking if you do have any special dietary requirements so that we can send you a form to complete. 


Travel in our comfortable heritage carriages, seated at a table covered with a crisp white tablecloth and decorated with a posy of flowers to enjoy our highest level of hospitality silver served at your seat. The day starts with the Great British Breakfast, followed by Elevenses or a Light Lunch with servings of tea and coffee. On the return journey, savour a delicious 4-course fixed menu dinner, with ¼ bottle of wine per person and tea or coffee all included in the price of your ticket. A range of other drinks are available at additional cost.  

Premier Dining seating and carriage layout. 


Relax in your comfortable seating at your table set with a crisp white tablecloth, decorated with a bud vase of flowers, and enjoy your choice of teas, coffees or orange juice served with a selection of biscuits, pastries and cakes. There are usually two servings on both the outbound and return journeys.

First Class plus seating and carriage layout.


No catering is provided, but you can purchase snacks and drinks from the Buffet Car or ‘The Gricers Grill’ (where available).


A licensed buffet service is available to all. You can choose from a selection of hot and cold beverages, alcoholic drinks, sandwiches, crisps, cakes and confectionary.

On some excursions (for example Enthusiast Tours) at-seat dining is not offered. However, there is often a limited hot food service plus real ales and cider.


On enthusiast excursions, ‘The Gricer’s Grill’ (where available) offers toast and hot snacks at breakfast time, with a choice of several main meals and a pudding from lunch time. Often real ales and cider can be purchased, together with selection of hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, crisps, cakes and confectionary.

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02julAll DayThe Chopper Topper ReturnsA freight line tour around the West Midlands - Featuring Class 20 power! Joining Stations: Burton-on-Trent, Coleshill Parkway, Barnt Green, Worcestershire Parkway, Gloucester, Cheltenham Spa, Birmingham New Street

23julAll DayThe Hadrian HooversRe-dated from 2 April 2022: Travel behind English Electric Class 50s to the East Coast and down the Settle and Carlisle Railway. Joining Stations: Tame Bridge Parkway, Birmingham New Street, Tamworth, Burton-on-Trent, Derby, Chesterfield, Sheffield and York*


If you’d like to add to the enjoyment of your day out, why not pre-order the following, delivered to your seat:

A bottle of Champagne, served on ice

Celebration cake (iced sponge) for up to 6 people

Box of Belgian chocolates

Any special orders should be placed at least at least two weeks before the excursion date.


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Here we have the Christmas White Rose Express pulling into Cheltenham Spa back in December 2021. This festive rail excursion celebrating 30 years of The Fifty Fund travelled from Cardiff to York, Durham, and Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.
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What a view! We go past some fantastic natural beauty spots on our excursions, and what better way to view them than on a table for two.
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