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Step on board our traditional Pullman style carriages and be transported back in time to an age where to dine by train was the height of sophistication. Enjoy first class service and fine dining behind one of our historic steam engines whilst journeying through the charming Lancashire countryside soaking up the picturesque panoramas as you go.

With a range of options from a silver service four course gastronomic delight to a quintessentially British Afternoon Tea, there is something for every appetite and occasion.

There is currently limited availability on remaining 2016 Lancastrian Lunches and Red Rose Diners, please check our online booking system or call 0161 764 7790 for availability. If you are considering purchasing a Gift Voucher, please note that these are valid until 31 December 2017.

Premium Nights

The ultimate dining experience. This four course, fine dining, black tie affair on-board our luxurious Orient Express style carriages boasts a red carpet welcome and Champagne and canapé reception complete with musical accompaniment. Full details

Red Rose Diners

Red Rose Diners are the jewel in the crown of culinary experiences at the East Lancashire Railway. From the glass of fizz upon arrival, to the personal welcome from our Dining Manager; these little touches create long lasting memories. Full details

Murder Mystery Nights

Do you want to play detective for a night? Do you have what it takes to find out 'whodunnit'? Then join the East Lancashire Railway as they team up with award winning After Dark Entertainment for marvellous food and murder! Full details

Lancastrian Lunches

Sit back, relax and enjoy a traditional Sunday Roast on board a heritage steam engine. A fantastic family experience that combines quality local food with a picture perfect steam journey through the Irwell Valley. Full details

Wine Tasting

Step onboard our luxury dining train and with an enthusiastic, expert guide on hand, begin your tasting journey through some of the world's finest wines. Full details

Special Occasions

Wine and dine that special someone with our Valentine's diner and celebrate one of Scotland's greats with a steam hauled shindig. Whatever the occasion, it's a date with a Dining with Distinction experience. Full details

Festive Specials

Christmas is a magical time at the East Lancashire Railway from the traditional fairy lit platforms to the beautifully decorated vintage carriages. Steam through a winter wonderland as you indulge in some festive foodie favourites and soak up the spirit of the season. Full details

Mid-week Luncheons

Organising a group excursion to the East Lancashire Railway? Visiting Bury for a day of retail bliss at The Rock and the world famous Bury Market? Come and enjoy a great value two-course lunch on board our historic Pullman style carriages. Full details

Traditional Afternoon Teas

Let the East Lancashire Railway take care of your midweek munchies with our Afternoon Tea dining services. These luxury experiences combine the elegance of first class train travel with a choice of tea, coffee and fresh sandwiches. Full details

Confectioner's Afternoon Teas

There is no finer way to spend an afternoon than by sampling an array of beautiful handmade cakes on board our steam hauled dining train. Full details

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Notices and promotions

  • Drinks Menu
  • Attention to detail

    Our diners are so much more than just a foodie experience, they are an opportunity to relive the prestige of luxury train travel from bygone years. The breathtaking detail of our heritage Pullman style carriages, with polished marquetry, sumptuous upholstered seating and dimmed table lamps adds to the nostalgic atmosphere.

  • Premium produce

    Our menus are carefully designed, encompassing our passion for locally sources, quality produce. Our dedicated butcher supplies us with meat from Lancashire farms and our fishmonger ensures the catch of the day is from sustainable fisheries. Bread is provided by a local artisan bakery and wherever possible, fruit and vegetables are sourced from trusted suppliers.

  • Tripadvisor Winner
  • Taste Lancashire Highest Quality Assured
  • Gift vouchers for every occasion
  • Photo 10
    Dining with Distinction

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