Dining Trains

Join one of our popular Dining Trains from Buckfastleigh station and enjoy a traditional Sunday Lunch or Afternoon Tea. Plus, keep an eye out for new events and themed evenings that will be added throughout the year.

25 March Book Sunday Lunch Book Afternoon Tea
22 April Book Sunday Lunch Book Afternoon Tea
10 June Book Sunday Lunch Book Afternoon Tea
22 July Book Sunday Lunch Book Afternoon Tea
19 August Book Sunday Lunch Book Afternoon Tea
23 September Book Sunday Lunch Book Afternoon Tea

You can also book tickets by contacting us.

Sunday Lunch

Enjoy a traditional three course Sunday Lunch aboard the 12.15 train from Buckfastleigh. Passengers will be served a traditional Soup, followed by a Roast Lunch with choice of meat (or Vegetarian option if booked in advance), and finished off with a choice of Dessert. Tea and Coffee will be served after the meal and an at-seat bar service will be in operation serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. View the full Sunday Lunch menu.

A vegetarian option may be selected at the time of booking, and any other special dietary requirements should be discussed before booking by contacting us.

The train returns to Buckfastleigh at 1.30pm and passengers are requested to complete their dining by 2.00pm.

Tickets on board the South Devon Limited Restaurant Car for Sunday Lunch are £48 per person. This includes your train fare, first class supplement, all courses of your meal, and unlimited travel on other public SDR services for the whole day of your visit. Drinks are available to purchase from the at-seat bar service. Tickets are available to purchase in ‘tables of two’ or ‘tables of four’ and multiples thereof. We regret that due to the seating layout of the train it is not possible to purchase individual tickets or other than in multiples of two or four.

Passengers should take their booking confirmation (or reference number) to an SDR booking office when they arrive to obtain their ticket for unlimited travel on SDR public services that day. Passengers should then make themselves known to the Restaurant Car Steward on the platform (opposite the museum) at Buckfastleigh at 12 noon.

You can book tickets by clicking the links in the calendar above or by contacting us.

Afternoon Tea

Join the Restaurant Car from Buckfastleigh at 15.45 for a traditional Afternoon Tea of Sandwiches, Savories, Cakes and a Cream Tea served to your seat. The Experience lasts for 1½ hours and is the ideal way to indulge in traditional West Country delicacies whilst enjoying the beautiful Devon scenery. View the full Afternoon Tea menu.

Tickets on board the South Devon Limited Restaurant Car for Afternoon Tea are £35 per person. This includes your train fare, first class supplement, all courses of your meal, and unlimited travel on other public SDR services for the whole day of your visit. Drinks are available to purchase from the at-seat bar service. Tickets are available to purchase in ‘tables of two’ or ‘tables of four’ and multiples thereof. We regret that due to the seating layout of the train it is not possible to purchase individual tickets or other than in multiples of two or four.

Passengers should take their booking confirmation (or reference number) to an SDR booking office when they arrive to obtain their ticket for unlimited travel on SDR public services that day. Passengers should then make themselves known to the Restaurant Car Steward on the platform (opposite the museum) at Buckfastleigh at 3.30pm.

You can book tickets by clicking the links in the calendar above or by contacting us.