The Sunday Countryman

Selected dates in 2023

Watch the countryside slip gently by on board steam train with our Sunday Countryman. 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
  • Dessert of the week

Options include a private compartment for two at £119.00 including travel (limited availability) or a table for two in an open-style coach for £109.00 including travel. Add an additional two guests to make a private compartment for 4 or a table for 4 for £95.00 for the additional couple. Each train also features a very limited number of tables for three persons priced at £163.50. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free option available. Drinks table service available.

Each train features two wheelchair accessible tables for two, please call us on 01629 823076 to discuss availability.

Please note: a supplement per couple applies on Easter Sunday 9th April.

The Classic Countryman

Selected dates from May until October

Indulge on board with a classic British favourite, our luxury Afternoon Tea. You will be 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 £86.00 for two persons including travel for a private compartment (limited availability) and £81.00 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 £76.00. Each train also includes a very limited number of tables for three persons priced at £121.50. Vegetarian and gluten free options available. Drinks table service available.

Each train features two wheelchair accessible tables for two, please call us on 01629 823076 to discuss availability.

The Countryman's Lunch

Selected dates in 2023

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 £82.00 for a private compartment for two (limited availability) and £77.00 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 £72.00 per couple including travel. Each train features a very limited number of tables for three persons priced at £115.50. Vegetarian and gluten free options available. Drinks table service available.

Each train features two wheelchair accessible tables for two, please call us on 01629 823076 to discuss availability.

Sausage and Cider Countryman

Sunday 20th August 2023

A classic combination! We'll serve a two course meal featuring Owen Tayor's finest sausages, fluffy mash and gravy, following by dessert. Served with a complementary glass of specially-selected cider, with additional drinks available to purchase on board.

Options include £83.00 for a private compartment for two (limited availability) and £78.00 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 £73.00 per couple including travel. Each train features a very limited number of tables for three persons priced at £117.00. Vegetarian and gluten free options available. Drinks table service available.

Each train features two wheelchair accessible tables for two, please call us on 01629 823076 to discuss availability.

 

Pie and Mash Countryman

Sunday 6th August 2023

Another British classic! We'll serve Owen Taylor's Award Winning Pie of the Year steak and ale pie with fluffy mash, peas and lashings of gravy followed by dessert of the week on board our steam service.

Options include £87.00 for a private compartment for two (limited availability) and £82.00 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 £77.00 per couple including travel. Each train features a very limited number of tables for three persons priced at £123.00. Vegetarian and gluten free options available. Drinks table service available.

Each train features two wheelchair accessible tables for two, please call us on 01629 823076 to discuss availability.

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.

Derbyshire Countryman FAQ

These vouchers are for two separate experiences. We are enrolled to accept the Steam Train Ride for 2 portion of the voucher but do not participate in the Afternoon Tea portion of the scheme. You will need to take this portion at an alternative venue. To visit us for the Steam Train Ride for 2, simply exchange the activated voucher at the ticket office on the day you wish to travel. To see our calendar of operating days click here

Please note we are unable to provide upgrades from these vouchers to our Derbyshire Countryman experiences.

We do however sell vouchers for Afternoon Tea through Experience Days. Holders of these vouchers will need to call us on 01629 823076 to book.

All of our Derbyshire Countryman dining experiences depart from Wirksworth Station (DE4 4FB). Boarding usually commences around 20 minutes prior to your booked time. The train may leave without you if you are not on time.

We can cater for the majority of common dietary requirements, for example, non-gluten products, vegetarian. We also offer a vegan option on most of our experiences except for Afternoon Tea. Please note that food is prepared in the same area as products containing nuts and gluten. If you have a specific dietary requirement, please contact us to discuss it.

We offer an at-seat bar service on board our dining experiences which is payable at the end of the journey by credit or debit card. In addition, we have The Apollo Bar at Wirksworth Station open to visit prior or after your journey

Each Derbyshire Countryman experience has the ability to accommodate two wheelchairs. Please call us on 01629 823076 to discuss availability of the wheelchair spaces for your chosen experience.

We sell stored balance electronic vouchers which are sent by email. You load the evoucher with the required amount of credit for the experience you would like the recipient to receive and they spend it with us like cash to make a booking. Buy evouchers

We would be delighted to discuss options to upgrade your experience for special birthdays, anniversaries etc. Please call us on 01629 823076 to discuss your options.

Should you cancel or rearrange the following policy applies:

  • At least 7 days prior to your visit - a full refund will be considered
  • Within 7 days of your booking - we will endeavour to provide an evoucher to the value of your booking but there will be no refund
  • On the day of your booking - Should you not arrive for the train, you're late, or you cancel on the day of the booking then no refund or credit voucher will be offered.

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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