Relive the nostalgia of heritage steam and enjoy the elegance of dining on board with a leisurely Sparkling Afternoon Tea made from locally-sourced fayre and served on our GWR-monogram crockery. Your experience begins with a warm welcome from our attentive volunteer stewards who will serve you a glass of Sparkling Prosecco or non alcoholic drink - followed by a selection of savouries, sandwiches and cakes, plus tea and coffee service.
Board your train at Chinnor, then sit back in your comfortable seat, relax and watch the steam lazily curl past your window as you enjoy your dining experience and the lovely views gradually open out to reveal the Vale of Aylesbury and Whiteleaf Cross in the distance. At Princes Risborough see the steam locomotive as she runs round the carriages, whilst those travelling on the mainline can only gaze in envy at your elegant dining experience!
Our journey from Chinnor takes approximately 75-80 minutes for the return trip, and we will halt-a-while along the way whilst our experienced guide gives a short commentary on the landscape and even a smattering insight into our local history.
Your Sparkling Afternoon Tea restaurant service includes:
Or a Vegetarian choice:
Your choice of Tea or Coffee service.
There is free car parking and a souvenir shop at Chinnor station.
FOR YOUR ADDED SAFETY AND ENJOYMENT PLEASE SEE HOW WE FOLLOW GOVERNMENT AND INDUSTRY COVID-19 GUIDELINES. WE HAVE PROCESSES IN PLACE TO MAINTAIN CLEANLINESS AND AID SOCIAL DISTANCING - WE'RE GOOD TO GO
You will be able to transfer your tickets to an equivalent service on another date (where available) or transfer the value of your booking to a Gift Certificate to use at a future date if either a) Government restrictions mean we cannot operate the service/event, or that you are not permitted to travel to the Railway or b) You or a member of your party test positive for Covid-19 or are required to self-isolate and you notify us on 07979 055366 at least 24-hours prior to departure of your booked train service. If you have symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in contact with someone who has then you MUST NOT attend the Railway.
All of our other usual booking terms remain unchanged.
In the event that our Steam locomotive is unavailable, for whatever reason, the train will be be hauled by one of our Vintage Diesels and no refunds will be applicable. All services depart from Chinnor only.
Please note that Government Covid-Secure regulations require the wearing of a face covering on the station and when boarding/alighting the train - various exemptions include children under the age of 11 - but if in doubt please refer to the regulations. All bookings must be for one bubble or for a maximum of 6 people from 2 households - in line with the Government's Roadmap out of Lockdown for Step 3.