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Festive Specials
Festive Specials

The East Lancashire Railway pulls out all of the stops to make sure Christmas is the most magical time of the year, from the fairy lit platforms to the beautifully decorated vintage carriages. Whether visiting as part of a work’s “do”, a family gathering or as a treat for someone special, our Festive Diners provide a deliciously good time.

Choose from either an afternoon or evening train and relax in the comfort of our luxury Pullman style carriages as our attentive waiters deliver a fabulously festive four or five course meal.

Dates, Times and Prices

Festive Specials run on selected dates throughout December and are available as an afternoon or evening experience. For a full list of dining dates download the Dining Experiences Calendar below. Menus for vegetarians are available for download at the bottom of the page. If you need to make provisions for other dietary requirements please ensure you contact us on 0161 764 7790 when booking your seats.

Our Festive Specials are the perfect way to soak up the spirit of the season with Festive Lunches priced at £42.00 for adults and £30.00 for children and Festive Evening Diners exclusively for adults at £45.00 per head.

Festive Lunches depart Bury Bolton Street Station at 1:00pm and return at approximately 3:50pm. Festive Evening Diners depart Bury Bolton Street Station at 7:30pm and return at approximately 10:15pm.

Lunch Menu

7 - 9 & 14 - 16 Dec 2016

Winter Vegetable Soup
with herb croûtons

Traditional Roast Turkey
with bacon wrapped chipolatas and stuffing

Homemade Christmas Pudding
with a warm rum sauce

Mince Pies & Coffee

Evening Menu

2, 3, 10, 16, 17, 21 & 22 Dec 2016

Mushroom Port and Stilton Pâté
with melba toast and a homemade pear and ginger relish

Spiced Parsnip & Red Pepper Soup
with roasted cumin seeds

Traditional Roast Turkey
with bacon wrapped chipolatas and stuffing

Homemade Christmas Pudding
with a warm rum sauce

Mince Pies & Coffee

Starters are served with freshly baked bread rolls. Main courses are served with seasonal local market vegetables and potatoes. Tea or coffee and after dinner mints are also included. Prices include return train travel. Drinks from the bar are not included. Vegetarian options are available and must be pre-ordered when booking. We also cater for any special dietary requirements. For full details including how to pre-order please see our Terms and Conditions page.

Our visitors say…

  • Myself and 9 colleagues had a fabulous night last night on the festive diner. We met up in the Trackside Pub on the Bury platform an hour before departure and sampled some of the many real ales. Boarded the train at 7.30pm which was spotlessly clean and in all its original splendour with added festive decor. The food was piping hot and delicious and even the chef did a walk through after the meal to see all the passengers. Everyone agreed it was the best and most novel Xmas do we had ever been on. Highly recommend.

Notices and promotions

  • Drinks Menu
  • More ways to book

    Pre-booking is essential and early booking is recommended. To make a booking simply select one of the following options:

    Telephone: 0161 764 7790
    (daily 10am - 4pm)

    Pop into our Information Office
    Bury Bolton Street Station, Bolton Street, Bury, BL9 0EY (daily 10am - 4pm)

    See our Terms and Conditions. Online booking fees apply. Payment can be made by credit or debit card or cash. Cash payments can be made at Bury Bolton Street Station only.

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