Our dining trains aim to recreate the glory days of the railway dining car. The Pines Express was the Manchester to Bournemouth long-distance service that ran daily through Bitton between 1910 and 1967. Come and re-live this experience with our two and three course Sunday Dining Trains.
You’ll embark at Bitton Station before the whistle sounds and the train gently pulls away. In the kitchen the chef busily prepares your meal with the finest local ingredients while you relax with table service and watch the rolling Avon Valley countryside pass by. The journey consists of a number of six mile round trips and you should allow approximately three hours for the occasion. These trains are usually steam hauled and depart at 12.30pm.
PINES EXPRESS SUNDAY LUNCH DINING TRAIN
A delicious two course meal with coffee and mints £34 per adult and £28 per child
Trains depart: 20 June (Fathers Day), 11 July, 5 September 2021
Enjoy a welcoming glass of Prosecco followed by a High Tea of finger sandwiches, scones with jam & cream and a selection of dainty cakes or pastries. Plus tea or coffee.
Served on the following Sunday afternoons on our 2pm departure; 23 May, 13 June, 17 July.
Just £25 per adult and £19 per child.
Diesel-hauled lunchtime Fish & Chip Specials
Enjoy Fish & Chips (served with mushy peas) served onboard as you travel the line on our 12:30 departure on;
19 June, 10 July & 4 September
£25 per adult and £19 per child
Murder Mystery Evenings
You are invited to join us for an evening of mystery and murder. Victims and suspects gather on the platform before departure, ready for an exciting evening onboard the Avon Valley Express. During the evening there will be plots to unmask, intrigue, and even the occasional murder. Can you help the Chief Inspector unravel the mystery and solve the most important question of all, whodunit?
Our exclusive Murder Mystery trains depart at 6.45pm on;
Please note these events are designed for adults only and therefore there is just one ticket price at £46 per person.
Please note, some elements of the murder mystery event are enacted on the station platform so it is advisable to wear warm clothing.
Gift vouchers are available for all of our Dining Trains, by calling the booking office on 0117 9325538.
On all services (except Brunch & Afternoon High tea) the on-board bar will be open serving a selection of wines, beers and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to your table. You will also have the opportunity to buy a bottle of the following for your party.
- Three Choirs Estate – Reserved Coleridge Hill (11.10% ABV) £22.00
- Cabernet Sauvignon – Los Pastos 2017 (13% ABV) £24.00
- Friulvini Extra Dry – Prosecco (11% ABV) £29.00
For your comfort and safety smoking is not permitted on the train. Parents are reminded, for the benefit of the serving staff and other guests, that children should remain seated at all times during the meal.