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 departs Swanage station at 1300 returning at 1542.

Please note: Bookings close on the Wednesday prior to the date of travel.

Dates for 2020 'Dorsetman' Luncheon

2020 Dorsetman Luncheon Menu

Carrot and Coriander SoupBeach
(Gluten Free & Lactose Free versions are available)
Brussels Pâté
(Gluten Free version is available)
Main Courses
Roast Beef with Yorkshire Pudding
(Gluten Free & Lactose Free versions are available)
Roast Chicken with Stuffing
(Gluten Free & Lactose Free versions are available)
Roast Field Mushroom topped with RatatouilleBeach
(Gluten & Lactose Free versions are available)
All served with seasonal vegetables and roast potatoes
Belgian Apple Pie Beach
Strawberry Gateaux Beach
Fruit Salad Beach
(Gluten Free & Lactose Free versions are available)
Coffee & Mints

Allergens: Although every effort is made to avoid cross contamination,
the food on these menus is prepared in an atmosphere that uses
Nuts, Gluten, Dairy, Mustard, Soys, Celery, Sesame, Sulphur Dioxide, Fish and Shellfish.

Vegetarian suitable.

Dress Code

We want dining on the Wessex Belle to be a memorable occasion for you.

As such, we kindly request that guests dress smartly so the experience feels  special for everybody. We run a variety of dining trains, some with slightly different requirements, so we will try to break down the dress code for you as clearly as possible.

For the Saturday Wessex Belle: The Wessex Belle offers the chance to dress up and we invite guests to dress in a manner appropriate to a smart/formal occasion.

For men, shirts and jackets are required and ties preferred. For women, we encourage formal evening attire.

For Friday Night Bistro, Dorsetman Luncheon and Cream Teas smart casual attire is required.

For ALL Dining Experiences: Dark jeans are permitted but not any other colour or style. They must not be ripped or frayed. Trainers and leisurewear are not permitted on dining trains at all.