Celebrate Christmas in style with your family, friends or work colleagues with a four course traditional festive meal on a lunch or evening dining train!
Countryman: 4th, 11th, 18th & 19th
First class train fare and meal only £49 per adult and £44 per child, booked per table of two or four. Children must be over the age of 5 and can travel on the lunchtime Christmas Dining trains only.
All of our dining trains are advance booking only. As these trains are immensely popular we recommend that you book early to avoid disappointment.
Due to the fixed seating layout bookings are made per table of two or table of four.
Bookings can only be made with full payment.
Prices include train fare and meal but exclude drinks. Wines, spirits and soft drinks are available from the wine waiting staff at extra cost.
To assist our staff in making the most of your visit, please indicate at the end of the booking if there is an additional celebration and provide us with the name of the person or persons for whom this is a special occasion.
Menus and Dietary Requirements
All of our dining trains have a fixed menu which will be available on the website for each particular date. If you require the vegetarian option this must be ordered in advance. To avoid embarrassment on the day, please give details at least one week prior if any member of your party has any special dietary requirements or allergies that require a different meal to be provided, eg: vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free, no nuts, no red meat, no mushrooms, no shellfish, etc. Please note that it is impossible for us to provide an alternative to the fixed menu if we are only advised on the day.
Lunch dining trains depart Alresford Station at 1.00pm sharp returning to Alresford Station approximately 4.30pm unless otherwise stated.
Evening dining trains depart Alresford Station at 7.25pm sharp returning to Alresford Station approximately 10.45pm unless otherwise stated.
Meals are served during two round trips on the line. Please allow good time to park and arrive at Alresford station prior to your departure.
All of our dining trains have a smart dress code – shirts and jackets for the gentlemen, dresses or smart trousers for the ladies. Strictly no jeans or trainers please.
We regret that there can be no refund for ‘no show’ customers. Cancellations notified in writing, at least four weeks before the booked date will be refunded less a £10 admin fee; shorter notice cancellations are not entitled to a refund but the company will try to re-sell the tickets. If a purchaser is found then the cost, less an administration charge of £10 per person, will be refunded.
Due to the internal dimensions of our heritage dining coaches, physically disabled persons can only be accommodated if they are not confined to a wheelchair.
On Christmas Dining lunch trains we have a minimum age of 5. Due to safety restrictions we cannot accommodate highchairs or booster seats, nor can children be seated on laps. On Christmas Dining evening trains we have a minimum age of 16, charged at the adult rate.
Whilst every effort is made to haul the dining trains by steam locomotive and use the coaches as described, there may be the need to use diesel power and/or alternative coaching stock subject to necessity. The company reserves the right to make such changes for whatever reason and without prior notice being given.