The Sunday Countryman

Selected dates in 2022

Watch the countryside slip gently by on board steam train with our Sunday Countryman. Enjoy a glass of fizz on arrival at your table and during the one hour thirty minute journey, we'll serve our freshly prepared three course luncheon of:

  • Soup of the day with a fresh bread roll
  • Roast topside of Derbyshire beef, homemade Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables with a side of gravy
  • Cheesecake of the day with fresh cream

Options include a private compartment for two at £89.00 including travel (limited availability) or a table for two in an open-style coach for £84.00 including travel. Add an additional two guests to make a private compartment for 4 or a table for 4 for £79.00 for the additional couple. Each train features two wheelchair accessible tables for two. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free option available. Drinks table service available.

Please note: a supplement per couple applies on Easter Sunday 17th April.

The Classic Countryman

Selected dates from May until October

Indulge on board with a classic British favourite, our luxury Afternoon Tea. We'll serve a glass of fizz as you board before you are presented with a beautiful vintage stand for a service of freshly made sandwiches, scones with jam and cream and selection of cake and pastries. Not forgetting our fine selection of Taylor's of Harrogate tea or coffee!

Options include £79.00 for two persons including travel for a private compartment (limited availability) and £74.00 for two persons including travel for a table for two in an open-style coach. Bring an additional two persons to make a private compartment or table for four for an additional £69.00. Each train also includes two wheelchair accessible tables for two. Vegetarian and gluten free options available. Drinks table service available.

The Countryman's Lunch

Selected dates in 2022

Our comprehensive take on a British classic, the Ploughman's lunch. See the countryside vistas whilst enjoying a plentiful main of ham, a selection of cheeses, salad, chutney's and more followed by cheesecake of the day. We'll serve a glass of Pimm's as you board and there will be lashings of tea and coffee too.

Options include £74.00 for a private compartment for two (limited availability) and £69.00 for a table for two in an open-style coach. Add on an additional two guests to make a private compartment or table for four at £64.00 per couple including travel. Each train has two wheelchair accessible tables for two. Vegetarian and gluten free options available. Drinks table service available.

The Countryman's End of Season Special

One-off  Special - Saturday 27th November 2021 - 13:00

Join us on board our Derbyshire Countryman steam train for the final service of the 2021 season. We have designed a special seasonal menu for the occasion consisting of:

  • Soup of the day with crusty bread
  • Honey garlic chicken breast with seasonal vegetables and new potatoes
  • Spices apple crumble with custard or cream

Waiter service bar on board serving beers, wines and spirits. Festive cracker for each table.

Choice of table for two £69.00, limited number of private compartments for two £74.00 and option to add on additional couple of guests to make a table or compartment for four at £64.00 supplement. This train features two wheelchair accessible tables for two.

The Countryman's Sharer

Selected dates from June until September

Enjoy a hearty savoury sharing platter for two people on board our heritage diesel service which includes freshly made sandwiches, crisps, quiche, sausage roll, scotch egg, salad and coleslaw. Served with tea, coffee or juice.

£39.00 per couple including travel. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options available. Drinks table service available.

Special occasion?

My name is Sam Weaver and I am the Catering Manager here at the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway. If you have a special occasion coming up or a special requirement, I would love to hear from you! Drop us a line on 01629 823076 and we'll be happy to make your visit extra special.

Additional Information

  • Derbyshire Countryman evouchers may be used as full or part payment towards any of our dining experiences.
  • Wheelchair accessible toilets are available at Wirksworth and Duffield, but are not available on board the train.
  • The maximum number of passengers per table or compartment is 4. Some tables are for 2 only.
  • We reserve the right to alter or amend any service including the type of locomotive in the event of a mechanical failure or circumstances out of our control.
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