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Dining with Distinction

Programme 2014

“Amazing from start to finish, a fantastic way to celebrate” Family visiting in 2013

Take a trip on one of our steam-hauled dining trains and step into a world of vintage glamour and sophistication, excellent food and a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Our diners are the ultimate in foodie experiences.

On arrival you will enjoy a glass of bubbly before you are whisked to your reserved seats. Plush furnishings, crisp table linen and polished wooden panelling capture the essence of first class dining from days long gone and ensure that your time at the East Lancashire Railway is unique and memorable.

Red Rose Diners

£44 per person (4-course evening meal)*

Our Red Rose Diners are the ultimate dining experience, perfect for romantic meals and friendly get-togethers. Red Rose Diners run on selected Fridays and Saturdays between February and November.

Lancastrian Lunches

£40.50 per person, £28 per child (3-course lunch)*

Our popular Lancastrian Lunches offer a traditional home-cooked Sunday lunch and are suitable for both adults and children. Lancastrian Lunches run on selected Sundays between January and November.

Diesel Diner

£39.50 per person (3-course evening meal)*

Diesel enthusiasts will not want to miss this special diesel hauled dining service. Taking place around the same time as the East Lancashire Railway’s diesel events the diner complements a day out with the diesels perfectly.

Burns Night

£44 per person (4-course evening meal)*

Our Burns Night menu offers traditional Scottish favourites including Scottish Salmon and Haggis.

Valentines Day

£49.50 per person, £160 per table of four (4-course evening meal)*

What could be better than a romantic evening steam train ride? Perhaps an evening steam train ride that includes a sumptuous meal! The Valentines Day diner makes the perfect date for both old couples and new.

Mothers and Fathers Days

£44 per person, £30 per child (3-course lunch)9F8A7289

Treat the two most important people in your life to something different, our special mother’s day and father’s day diners provide a stunning menu and make a great gift.

Mid-week Luncheons

£25.50 per person, £17.50 per child (2-course lunch)*

If you want to enjoy an informal lunch in the elegant surroundings of our dining carriages, our mid-week luncheons might just be the thing for you. Our simple but delicious lunches run on selected Wednesdays throughout the year and coincide with Bury Market days so you can make the most out of your day shopping.

Festive Specials

£44 per person (4-course evening meal)*, £40.50 per person, £28 per child (3-course lunch)*9F8A7152

It’s the perfect way to celebrate Christmas. Experience a festive lunch or evening meal with all the trimmings, whether as part of a work’s do, family Christmas gathering or a treat for someone special.

Dates and Menus

Dining services run on selected days throughout the year.

View the menus for the 2014 Diners.

View the calendar for the 2014 Diners.

View the drinks menu for the 2014 Diners.

We offer vegetarian menus  for all of our Diners but these must be pre-ordered when booking. It is not possible to change the menu on the day of service.

We also cater for any other special dietary requirement (vegan, dairy-free, diabetic, gluten-free etc) but please indicate your requirements at the time of booking.

Download our full Dining Programme 2014 now, or call 0161 764 7790 for more information.


*Prices include return train travel. Drinks not included.