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Ploughman's Lunches

Enjoy an extra special treat when you travel on The Icknield Line!

A service of Ploughman's Lunches will be offered in the dining area on the train on the 13.30 departure from Chinnor on the following dates: 17 May, 31 May, 14 June, 5 July, 2 August, 23 August, 13 September and 18 October.

All seats are reserved and places usually sell-out quickly - the round trip takes approximately 60 minutes and during the journey we will serve your choice of freshly brewed tea or coffee and accompanying Ploughman's Lunches  - all nicely served on our GWR Hotels crockery.

All the while your steam locomotive is lazily billowing steam past your window or the vintage diesel is growling along the line between Chinnor and Princes Risborough and return. With lovely views gradually opening out to Whiteleaf Cross and the Vale of Aylesbury in the distance, plus the Red Kites often whirling overhead, it is surely going to be the perfect Cream Tea treat.

What's more your Day-Rover ticket is valid for unlimited travel on the day. Also, if you are looking for something more to do whilst in Chinnor then see our 'Stroll Around Chinnor Village' which guide includes links to the Wee Bookshop and The Village Centre for food and drink, or local pubs for Bar/Restaurant meals; or say visit the local Church or other places that may be of interest.


Full Day's Timetable Diesel Steam Diesel Steam Steam Steam*
Chinnor depart   10.45 12.10 13.30 15.00 16.30
Princes Risborough arrive   11.10 12.30 13.55 15.25 16.55
Platform 4 for arrivals and departures:
Princes Risborough depart 10.10 11.20 12.45 14.10 15.40 17.10
Chinnor arrive
10.30 11.45 13.05 14.30 16.00 17.40

*16.30 from Chinnor / 17.10 from Princes Risborough DOES NOT RUN ON 18 OCTOBER

Ticket Prices

Day-Rover travel ticket & Ploughman's Lunch - includes reservations in the Restaurant Car, plus tea/coffee and lunch: Operating date(s) Price
Adult (16-59 yrs) 17 May, 31 May, 14 Jun, 5 Jul, 2 Aug, 23 Aug, 18 Oct £22
Senior (60+ yrs) 17 May, 31 May, 14 Jun, 5 Jul, 2 Aug, 23 Aug, 18 Oct £20
Adult Railcard Holder 17 May, 31 May, 14 Jun, 5 Jul, 2 Aug, 23 Aug, 18 Oct £20
Accompanied Child** (Up to 15 yrs) 17 May, 31 May, 14 Jun, 5 Jul, 2 Aug, 23 Aug, 18 Oct £8
Infant - NO Ploughman's Lunch (travel only) 17 May, 31 May, 14 Jun, 5 Jul, 2 Aug, 23 Aug, 18 Oct £Free

# Named holder(s) shown on your National Railcard.

** Up to two accompanied children go for £8 each when any ticket is purchased by an Adult, Senior, or Adult National Railcard holder.

Facilities at Stations

At Chinnor station there is FREE parking for train ticket holders, Cambrian Tea Room selling drinks and light refreshments, Souvenir & Secondhand Bookshop, toilets and baby changing facilities. At Princes Risborough station most services are provided by Chiltern Railways - see details at the station guide. For car parking at Princes Risborough see the Chiltern Railways parking page (present charge in 2019 for Off-Peak parking is £5.50).


Please take a look at our Accessibility Guide and particularly if you are a wheelchair user or you require assistance. 

Booking information

Bookings close at 20.00 on the Thursday before departure to enable our volunteers to order fresh food and make preparations. Issued as Rover Tickets so you can make additional journeys before or after your meal if you wish (train service permitting). Restaurant Car service takes place on leaving Chinnor - if you are travelling from Princes Risborough to join the train at Chinnor please enquire for details. There is a £2 online booking fee per complete transaction - which helps to support the website and our charitable and restoration aims - thank you for your support.