There are no standard passenger services running today - The next service will be on Wednesday 28th September 2016 using the Green Timetable 2016

There is no finer way to while away a day than by indulging in a spot of Afternoon Tea. This quintessentially British treat on-board a beautifully restored dining train combines traditional sandwiches and cakes with vintage ambience.

Don't take our word for it ...

We are really proud of the first class service we deliver and so are our passengers. From the red carpet entrance to the personal welcome from our Dining Manager, these little touches add to the overall ambience of the evening and keep customers coming back time and time again. Read our TripAdvisor reviews to discover more about our dining experiences.



Dates, Times and Prices

Traditional Afternoon Tea services run on selected Sundays from March – October. For a full list of 2016 dining dates download the Dining with Distinction Brochure below.

Our Traditional Afternoon Tea experiences are a fantastic way to treat the family at £27.50 for adults and £19.50 for children.

Traditional Afternoon Tea services depart Bury Bolton Street Station at 1:00pm and return at 2:35pm.

Traditional Afternoon Tea

13 Apr, 11 May, 22 May, 1 Jun, 17 Jun, 1 Jul, 20 Jul, 31 Jul, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 17 Aug, 2 Sep, 21 Sep & 28 Oct 2016

Welcome Glass of Fizz

Unlimited Tea or Coffee

Selection of Sandwiches

Freshly Baked Scone
with strawberry preserve and clotted cream

Miniature Cakes

To download…

Our visitors say…

  • A fabulous way afternoon to watch the world go by. Rarely do you come across a place, where ALL the staff (and volunteers!) were an absolute pleasure. Nothing was too much trouble and the service was efficient, as we booked a gluten free option in advance. The children were given much attention and the cream tea was a delight.

Notices and promotions

  • Traditional Afternoon Tea

  • 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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