SDR Restaurant Car Services

Step aboard our luxury dining train, the Devonshire Pullman, for a wonderful experience in first class travel, as you enjoy a delicious meal, freshly prepared by our own chef who sources local Devon produce wherever possible

Fresh menus, including a vegetarian option, are planned for each train and we offer a range of fine wines, which we have carefully selected.

Our head chef creates the à la carte menus using fresh produce sourced from Brixham, Totnes and from surrounding farms. Each menu lends itself to an occasion that captures a golden age of dining and travelling that can only be experienced on board a steam train. Guests can choose from our specially selected wine list.

The train comprises historic carriages, including, subject to availability, King George and Duchess of York, from the GWR’s Ocean Liner Express, which ran from London to Plymouth to connect with the Trans-Atlantic steamers, and GWR Special Saloon 9005.

The journey, which lasts around three hours, takes you on a leisurely trip from Buckfastleigh, where you board the train, to Totnes and back. 


Devonshire Pullman dates for 2017

Friday 13th October – Autumn Menu SOLD OUT!


Christmas Devonian

Wednesday 6th and 13th December - Menu 

The Christmas Devonian departs Buckfastleigh at 1.0pm.  Please arrive by 12.30. Festive music from the Exeter Railway Band before departure. The train arrives back at around 4.30pm.


To book online, click here or on the red Book Online icon on the bottom right of the page.


Dress code

Devonshire Pullman

Our luxury 1930s dining train is a unique experience and some of our guests choose to dress in a style that complements the period atmosphere.

Ocean Liner Express

In keeping with the traditions of the Great Western Railway’s premier train service, gentlemen are requested to wear black ties or to dress in the style of the 1930s era. 

Christmas Devonian

Guests may choose to dress in suitably festive manner, in lounge suits or in a style that complements the period atmosphere of the 1930s train. 


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Departure times

All dining trains depart at 7.15 pm except as shown. 


Pre-booking is essential

We look forward to welcoming you to a truly memorable and different evening. All seats and menu choices must be booked in advance, please. These fabulous evenings do sell out quickly, so early booking is advised.

We also offer a train only ticket, allowing travel without a meal onboard the luxurious train, at £25.

Vouchers can also be purchased for the Devonshire Pullman. They make a really original gift for a birthday, special anniversary or a memorable get together. 

Once tables for two people are fully booked, we are happy to accept a booking for two, on the understanding that they may have to share a table for four with another couple in line with general railway practice.

If you have a food allergy or intolerance, please contact us before making your booking. 

It is recommended guests arrive 15 minutes prior to the departure time. 

To book and check seat availability, go online, phone us on 01364 644370 or email us.