Special Occasion Dining

Got a special occasion coming up? Why not private hire our Derbyshire Countryman on train dining for an evening! Build your unique evening by choosing from one of our set menus or please not hesitate to get in touch to discuss a personal touch.

Step One

Choose your train...

Steam Train

Experience the romance of steam for your special occasion and enjoy the journey behind one of our steam locomotives.

There are two options:

  • If you choose an evening where the locomotive has been used for public trains earlier in the day we can offer a preferential base rate of £400.00 for a return journey from Wirksworth to Duffield.
  • If you wish to travel on a date where the locomotive had not been used already, the hire rate is £1000.00.

We can discuss relevant dates with you by calling 01629 823076.

Heritage Diesel Train

Whether you're an enthusiast or have a smaller budget, our beautifully restored heritage diesels offer a great evening in the valley.

There are two options:

  • If you choose an evening where the locomotive has been used for public trains earlier in the day we can offer a preferential base rate of £250.00 for a return journey from Wirksworth to Duffield.
  • If you wish to travel on a date where the locomotive had not been used already, the hire rate is £600.00.

We can discuss relevant dates with you by calling 01629 823076.

Step Two

Choose one of our speciality food menu options...

Set Menu A

  • Glass of Bucks Fizz at your table
  • Luxury Afternoon Tea served on a traditional tiered stand consisting of freshly made sandwiches, homemade cakes and fresh scones with jam and cream
  • Tea and coffee

£20.00 per person.

Set Menu B

  • Glass of Bucks Fizz at your table
  • Owen Taylor's Gourmet Burger served in a fresh white bun, topped with cheese, bacon & relish. Garlic wedges, onion rings & homemade slaw on the side.
  • Strawberry Eaton Mess for afters.

£22.50 per person.

Set Menu C

  • Glass of Prosecco on boarding
  • Owen Taylor's locally-sourced topside of beef with seasonal vegetables, homemade Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes & cauliflower cheese
  • Cheesecake of the day with fresh cream

£25.00 per person.

Step Three

Choose one of our celebratory set drinks menus, place an amount as a tab or let guests pay for their own consumption.

Bronze

  • A glass of Prosecco or Pimms as you board
  • Two glasses of Carriage Wine
  • A glass of Prosecco at the end for toasts or speeches
  • Jugs of table water

£11.95 per person.

Silver

  • A glass of Prosecco as you board
  • A glass of Pimms at your table on departure
  • 1/2 bottle of Carriage Wine served in a carafe
  • A glass of Prosecco at the end for toasts or speeches
  • Jugs of table water

£17.95 per person.

Gold

  • A glass of Champagne on boarding
  • A glass of Prosecco served at your table on departure
  • 1/2 bottle of Carriage Wine during the journey served in a carafe
  • A glass of Champagne at the end for toasts or speeches
  • Jugs of table water

£24.95 per person.

Gin Special

  • A variety of four speciality gins
  • Four complementing tonic waters
  • Served with fresh fruit and ice

£17.95 per person.

Useful Information

  • Please do not hesitate to discuss your special occasion with us if you have any particular requirements, including dietary requirements such as vegetarian, vegan or gluten free.
  • All Derbyshire Countryman private hires require a deposit of £250 payable upon booking. This deposit is non-refundable except where the train is cancelled because of Coronavirus.
  • The maximum capacity of the dining cars is 50 passengers split across two coaches. Service is spread between a combination of private compartments and an open style interior. As part of the 50 passengers we are able to accommodate two wheelchairs in the main saloon.
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