Wensleydale Railway’s popular afternoon tea train services are back this year, with improved menus and extra dates! The railway is working with a new catering partner, The Green Apple Tree in Northallerton, and has developed new menus to enhance its on-train food offer.

The service begins with a Valentine’s Day lunchtime train on Sunday 18 February. This will feature a delicious new ‘mezze’ sharing platter. The railway will also have Afternoon Tea trains for Mother’s Day (10 March), Easter Sunday (31 March), Father’s Day (16 June), Summer (18 August), Summer’s End (22 September) and Autumn (20 October).

Your afternoon tea experience begins with a refreshing glass of fizz or orange juice once you take your seat. As the train departs for Leyburn, the railway’s volunteer staff will serve a choice of tea or coffee and a selection of freshly cut sandwiches and savoury pastries. All you need to do is sit back and enjoy the food, drink and spectacular views of Wensleydale scenery from the comfort of your seat!

There will be a short rest break in Leyburn and then its back on board the train and time to enjoy a selection of delicious scones and cakes served with more tea or coffee as you return to Leeming Bar. Your afternoon finishes with a luxury chocolate as you say goodbye – until the next time!

The tea trains depart Leeming Bar at 14:30 and the journey lasts around two hours.

Please do ensure that any food allergies are specified at the time of booking. Unfortunately, the railway’s vintage coaches do not currently have access for wheelchair users. If you have mobility constraints, please let staff know at the time of booking and they will do their best to allocate a table close to the access door.

The cost is £45 per adult and £25 for children (aged 14 and under) and includes the rail ticket and a complimentary glass of fizz (or soft drink). Booking is essential to avoid disappointment. The afternoon tea service is ideal for a special occasion, as a gift to a loved one or a treat for you!

For more information and to book:

Visit – https://wensleydale-railway.co.uk/events_and_experiences/

Email – admin@wensleydalerailway.com

Phone – 01677 425 805