On Saturday 27 June the steam hauled Chinnor Dasher will offer comfortable seats for a Gin & Cheese Evening. It will be a truly unique adventure as you enjoy the Gin & Cheese tasters as all the while we will gently huff and puff our way over the Bucks/Oxon border on our nostalgic steam hauled train.
We have kept our prices deliberately modest at just £29 for the Gin & Cheese Evening, and it includes three steam hauled trips of the line from Chinnor - or two if you are joining at Princes Risborough. We will write more details about the Gins and Cheeses nearer the day of departure - but meanwhile here's some more about your trip:
About the Gin Tasting: in partnership with Hannah and Joe from The Deli at No.5 in Thame - we invite you to take your seats for THREE delicious and very different gin tastings accompanied by tasters of cheeses.
On 27 June our tasting selection will be 1. Cross Stream Distillery - Cross Stream Gin - Wensleydale, 2. The Deli at No.5 - Midsomer Gin - Cornish Blue, 3. Sibling Distillery - Sibling Original - Montgomery Cheddar. A pre-ordered Light Supper is available at extra cost if you are joining the train at Chinnor station, and it will be served on your first outward journey. We also have a paid-for Gin Bar and there will also be truckles of cheese for sale. On the Bar for 27 June will be Old Luxters Wild Peach Gin Liqueur, Shakespears Distillery - Rhubarb Gin, Southwestern Distillery - Tarquin's Gin. It means you can awaken your senses with the tasters and then go on to buy any additional Gins by the glass or bottle to share (20cl, 35cl or 75cl, as available), and all to suit your palette and fit in with the rest of your evening. And, of course, you can buy bottles of Gin to take home with you too!
On 10 October our tasting selection will be 1. Shakespeare Distillery - Stafford Dry Gin - Goosnargh Gold Double Gloucester, 2. Charlgrove Artisan Distillery - OX44 Gin - Yorkshire Brie, 3. Ramsbury Single Estate - Ramsbury Gin - Shropshire Blue. A pre-ordered Light Supper is available at extra cost if you are joining the train at Chinnor station, and it will be served on your first outward journey. We also have a paid-for Gin Bar and there will also be truckles of cheese for sale. On the Bar for 10 October will be Foxdenton Estate Raspberry Gin, Conker Spirit - Conker Gin, British Polo Gin - Sloe Gin. It means you can awaken your senses with the tasters and then go on to buy any additional Gins by the glass or bottle to share (20cl, 35cl or 75cl, as available), and all to suit your palette and fit in with the rest of your evening. And, of course, you can buy bottles of Gin to take home with you too!
Please arrive at CHINNOR station (free car parking train ticket holders) 18.45 for 19.00 - after 3 round trips of the line we will arrive back at approximately 22.30. At PRINCES RISBOROUGH station Platform 4 please arrive at 19.15 for 19.30 - after 2 round trips of the line we will arrive back at approximately 22.00.
- Gin & Cheese Evening £29
Optional Supper Mains-course
An optional cold Mains-course with a choice of Pork & Cranberry Terrine, Ginger & Soy Poached Salmon, or Spinach Roulade (V) - all served with Potato Salad, plus Coleslaw & Seasonal Salad, Rolls & Butter is available to pre-order and will be served at your table at Chinnor when you board the train at 19.00 - price £10.
Please note: Sorry not available for joining at Princes Risborough and must be paid with your booking below.
Facilities at Stations
At Chinnor station there is FREE parking for train ticket holders, plus a 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 Jan 2020 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.
- Advance booking only - including any meal options.
- To be on our Chinnor Dasher train service you must be 18+ years.
- If you wish to sit with another party, please make the booking in one name.
- Seats are available in blocks of two, three or four around a table.
- You will receive an email confirmation of your booking by return. Your ticket with your seat allocation will follow.
- We are unable to offer any member discounts or concessions.
- For those travelling by rail to join our train at Princes Risborough please do carefully check your train times.
- Due to the internal dimensions of our heritage coaches, we regret that less able persons can only be accommodated if they are not confined to a wheelchair.