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Dining Trains

Step back in time and experience the unique atmosphere and romance of luxury fine dining on Swanage Railway while watching the beautiful rolling countryside and iconic Corfe Castle – surely the best view from any restaurant window!

Our dedicated team are pleased to offer you a variety of fine dining experiences to suit all occasions and budgets. Our dining trains utilise our dedicated heritage dining coaches, offering that special experience. Friendly, trained and attentive staff ensure that your whole experience is enjoyable, we welcome you on board our dedicated on-train, serving a wide variety of local beers, wines and spirits from all over world, as an aperitif before you are shown to your luxurious seats for the journey and meal to commence

Our menu of services include:

Our award winning evening dining train has now been operating for over 18 years. With a varied 5 course menu, often utilising locally sourced fare, to produce a sumptuous menu to wet your taste-buds and provide the unique evening dining experience. The steam hauled train will also pause so you can watch the sun setting over the iconic Corfe Castle from the comfort of our restored coaches, while raising a glass to truly celebrate the occasion.

The Wessex Belle is £42.95 per person, available in tables of two, three or four. The Wessex Belle departs Swanage station at 1930 returning at approximately 2230.

The Wessex Belle runs on the following dates:
26th April (Menu A)
17th May (Menu B)
31st May (Menu A)
14th June (Menu B)
28th June (Menu A)
5th July (Menu B)
19th July (Menu A)
9th August (Menu B)
16th August (Menu A)
23rd August (Menu B)
30th August (Menu A)
27th September (Menu B)
11th October (Menu A)

Following requests, we are delighted to now offer a range of steam hauled lunchtime dining trains. This brings the very best of fine Dorset fare to the lunchtime patron. These trains are ideally timed for day visitors to the area or for you and your party to take the opportunity to promenade along Swanage’s Victorian seafront and pier after your meal.

The Dorsetman luncheon is £29.95 per person, availalbe in tables of two, three and four. The Dorsetman departs Swanage station at 1226 returning at 1438.

The Dorsetman runs on the following dates:
9th March 13th July
30th March 20th July
27th April 3rd August
4th May 7th September
18th May 14th September
25th May 28th September
1st June 5th October
15th June 12th October
22nd June 26th October
29th June 2nd November
6th July 9th November
12th July  

The Bistro is hauled by one of our heritage diesels and operates on Friday evenings, and you may join or alight from the train at any of our period stations. With fares at only £4 each, and main courses from £8, the Bistro offers a flexible dining experience, suited to residents and visitors alike, and suiting all budgets. The Bistro departs Swanage station at 1930.

Book the Bistro online here

The Bistro runs on the following dates:
9th May (Curry Night) 22nd August
10th May 29th August
23rd May 5th September
6th June 12th September
20th June (Curry Night) 19th September
25th July 3rd October
1st August 17th October
8th August 18th October
15th August 31st October

Dorset Cream Teas on Dorset’s Premier Railway

There is no better place to enjoy a traditional treat of a Dorset cream tea, than by travelling on Dorset’s premier heritage railway, watching the countryside pass as you enjoy fine tea and scones. The cows you see from the window may well have produced the cream, and no visit to Dorset is complete without having enjoyed this unique experience. At only £14 per person, including train ride and cream tea this represents excellent value for money. The cream tea depart Swanage station at 1425.

Book The Cream Tea online here

The Cream Tea operates on the following dates:
1st April 5th August
6th May 9th September
3rd June 7th October
1st July