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  • Dining Trains

    Join us onboard our first class dining train for a unique dining experience. You’ll embark at Bitton Station before the whistle sounds and the train gently pulls away. In the kitchen car our chef will be busily preparing your meal with the finest local ingredients while you relax and watch the rolling Avon Valley countryside roll by. During your meal our onboard bar will be open and our attentive staff will be happy to help. Experience something special for a couple of hours as you experience the unique sounds, smells and taste of a bygone age.

    In 2022 we’re re-launching our ever-popular services with a range of new and exciting dining events to welcome you back onboard with. Enjoy our ever-popular roast lunches, fish & chips and afternoon high tea, but also experience something new with our Spaghetti Train, savoury high tea and Pudding Club.

    When you’re ready to make a booking, click on the relevant link. This will open a new window and take you to the website of our ticketing partner QuayTickets. They are the commercial arm of the charity ‘The Lowry’ in Salford and provide ticketing services for venues across the UK. We chose to work with them as, just like us, any profits they make support their core charitable work.

    THE PINES EXPRESS – New for 2022

    The Pines Express was the Manchester to Bournemouth long-distance service that ran daily through Bitton between 1910 and 1962. Join us onboard our 13:15 departure during 2022 and enjoy three-course regional menus inspired by the locations you would have passed through.

    • 3 April – Northern Soul (Manchester & Lancashire)
    • 1 May – All Change at Crewe (Cheshire)
    • 5 June – A Midlands Medley (West Midlands & Staffordshire)
    • 10 July – Along the Severn (Gloucestershire)
    • 7 August – Cider & Apples (Somerset)
    • 28 August – A trip to the Seaside (Dorset)

    £42 per adult and £36 per child
    Trains depart at 1.15pm

    Book The Pines Express 2022

    BITTON BELLE

    Our classic roast lunch dining train. Enjoy a classic two course roast dinner and all the trimmings.

    £36 per adult and £30 per child
    Trains depart at 1.15pm on 27 Mar, 17 Apr, 30 Apr, 4 June, 9 July, 6 Aug & 27 Aug

    Book Bitton Belle 2022

    AFTERNOON HIGH TEA

    What better way is there to enjoy a classic Afternoon High Tea? Enjoy a welcoming glass of local Three Choirs sparking line followed by an Afternoon High Tea of finger sandwiches followed by freshly made homemade scones and a selection of dainty cakes. Plus a selection of teas or filter coffee.

    £30 per adult and £25 per child
    Trains depart at 2:30pm on 18 Apr, 2 May, 2 June, 24 July, 14 Aug & 29 Aug

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    SAVOURY HIGH TEA – New for 2022

    A twist on an Afternoon High Tea. Enjoy a welcoming glass of local Three Choirs sparkling wine followed by a Savoury High Tea of finger sandwiches, mini quiche, vol au vents, and a cheese scone whilst you travel the line. Plus a selection of teas or filter coffee.

    £30 per adult and £25 per child
    Trains depart at 2.30pm on 16 April & 3 June

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    STRAWBERRIES & FIZZ – New for 2022

    Enjoy a glass of local Three Choirs sparkling wine with a bowl of local strawberries and cream.

    £20 per adult
    Train departs at 2.30pm on 1 June

    Book Strawberries & Fizz 2022

    BREAKFAST – New for 2022

    Enjoy fresh fruit salad and yoghurt whilst the chef prepares your full English cooked breakfast in our on-train kitchen car (vegetarian breakfast also available). Plus a selection of fruit juices, teas or filter coffee.

    £27 per adult and £22 per child
    Trains depart at 10.45am on 18 April, 2 May, 2 June & 29 Aug

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    FISH & CHIPS

    Enjoy a classic meal of freshly battered Cod and Chips served with a wedge of lemon, mushy peas and homemade tartare sauce (or battered sausage and chips served with mushy peas). Followed by Lemon cheesecake or Fresh fruit salad dessert.

    £30 per adult and £25 per child
    Trains depart at 1.15pm on 9 April, 15 April (Good Friday), 21 May, 18 June, 16 July, 20 August, 10 Sept & 1 Oct

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    SAUSAGES & CIDER

    Enjoy a trio of local sausages served on a bed of mash and seasonal vegetables, followed by dessert. £30 per adult and £25 per child
    Trains depart at 1.15pm on 22 May, 17 July & 11 Sept

    Book Sausages & Cider 2022

    PIE & ALE

    Enjoy a Jon Thorner’s Steak & London Pride Ale, Chicken, Leek & Bacon or Curried Squash and Sweet Potato pie served with chips and garden peas. Accompanied by a bottle of our Box Steam railway-themed ale (or bottle of cider, glass of wine or soft drink alternative). Followed by an individual apple filo pastry pie served with clotted cream.

    £30 per adult and £25 per child
    Trains depart at 1.15pm on 10 Apr, 19 June, 21 Aug & 2 Oct

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    PUDDING CLUB – New for 2022

    A journey of sweetness! Starting with a small savoury platter you’ll then enjoy four home-made desserts with a mousse, tart, cake and hot pudding with custard accompanied by a glass of sweet dessert wine. Followed by a selection of teas or filter coffee

    £30 per adult and £25 per child
    Trains depart at 1.15pm on 8 May, 3 July & 4 Sept

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    A TASTE OF ITALY – New for 2022

    We’re bringing you the taste of Italy to the Avon Valley Railway in 2022! Enjoy a two course Italian meal accompanied by a selection of Italian wines.

    £30 per adult and £25 per child
    Trains depart at 1.15pm on 7 May, 2 July & 3 Sept

    Book A Taste of Italy 2022

    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;
    2 April – Murder on the Disorientated Express
    23 July – Brief Encounter with Murder
    13 August – Invitation to Murder
    24 September – Crime at Café Rene

    Please note these events are designed for adults only and therefore there is just one ticket price at £46 per person.

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    Read more about our Murder Mystery Event

    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 Breakfast) the on-board bar will be open serving a selection of wines, beers and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to your table.

    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.

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