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The Trackside
Caption: The Trackside

Food and Drink Hot Stops

You are guaranteed to work up an appetite on your day out at the railway and we would hate to see you leave hungry. Whether you are visiting with your family, friends or colleagues, we offer plenty of places to eat and drink along the line.

The Trackside

Situated on Platform 2 and set against the unique backdrop of Bury Bolton Street Station, The Trackside provides a selection of up to ten real ales as well as award winning ciders and perries. The traditional pub serves Lancashire food, from home-made pies to seasonal dishes using local suppliers wherever possible. The children's menu offers great lunchtime options during your day out at the railway.

The Trackside offers regular entertainment with a Folk Night every last Thursday of the month.

Also between now and the 19 December a Christmas Menu is being served - see the download below for more details.

Opening Times from 10 December - 21 December:

 Bar Opening TimesFood Service Times
Monday 12pm - Midnight Food not served
Tuesday 12pm - Midnight Food not served
Wednesday 11am - Midnight 11am - 3pm
Thursday 11am - Midnight 11am - 3pm
Friday 11am - 12.30am 11am - 3pm
Saturday 9am - 12:30am 9am - 3pm
Sunday 9am - 11:30pm 9am - 3pm

 

Christmas Opening Times from 22 December - 4 January

Ticket Prices
 Bar Opening TimesFood Service Times
22 December 9am - Midnight 9am - 3pm
23 December 9am - Midnight 9am - 3pm
24 December 9am - Midnight 9am - 2pm
25 December CLOSED CLOSED
26 December 11am - 10pm CLOSED
27 December 9am - 12:30am CLOSED
28 December 9am - 11:30pm CLOSED
29 December Midday - Midnight CLOSED
30 December Midday - Midnight CLOSED
31 December Midday - 11pm CLOSED
1 January 11am - 10pm CLOSED
2 January 11am - 12:30am CLOSED
3 January 9am - 12:30am 9am - 3pm
4 January 9am - 11:30pm 9am - 3pm

Buffer Stops Bar

Sited at Rawtenstall Station, Buffer Stops offers five ales and one real cider on handpump, a range of lagers, continental beers, traditional pub snacks and locally sourced pies. This cosy bar welcomes both visitors and locals with a friendly atmosphere complete with outdoor seating in Summer and a traditional waiting room adjacent to the main Buffer Stops pub.

Opening Times:

 Bar Opening Times
Monday 11am - 9pm
Tuesday 11am - 9pm
Wednesday 11am - 9pm
Thursday 11am - 9pm
Friday 11am – 11pm
Saturday 10am - 11pm
Sunday 10am - 9pm

 

Buffer Stops Bar Christmas Opening Times from 22 December - 4 January

Ticket Prices
 Bar Opening Times
22 December 10am - 5pm
23 December 10am - 9pm
24 December 10am - 10pm
25 December CLOSED
26 December 11am - 7pm
27 December 10am - 11pm
28 December 10am - 9pm
29 December 11am - 9pm
30 December 11am - 9pm
31 December 11am - 9pm
1 January 11am - 7pm
2 January 11am - 11pm
3 January 10am - 11pm
4 January 10am - 9pm

The Buffet

Located on platform 3 & 4 at Bury Bolton Street Station, our Buffet offers a place to have a cup of tea or coffee whist waiting for the next train. Pick from a selection of hot and cold drinks as well as sandwiches and snacks, eat in or take out!

Castlecroft Café

Housed in a converted carriage adjacent to Bury Transport Museum, the Café serves hot and cold drinks and a selection of snacks and sandwiches on special event days.

Rawtenstall Café

Located on the platform at Rawtenstall Station, the converted carriage café serves a range of cakes and sweet treats.

Luxury Dining Services

Take an unforgettable 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. The East Lancashire Railway’s diners represent the ultimate in foodie experiences.

To download…

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Notices and promotions

  • Find timetables and fares here
  • Useful Downloads

    You'll find event timetables, visitor guides, booking forms, menus and much more in our downloads section.

  • Gift vouchers for every occasion
  • Kids' parties for all ages
  • Corporate hospitality packages
  • Photo 8
    Dining with Distinction

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