West Somerset Railway
Sam Burton

Facilities

Turntable Café - Minehead Railway Station

The Turntable Café at Minehead Station provides a relaxing welcome break for tired, hungry or thirsty visitors with a choice of various suitably warming meals and snacks the menu includes jacket potatoes, pies, pasties and soup, plus a wide choice of teas, coffees and soft drinks available for purchase.

Our food options are fresh and where possible locally sourced. All sandwiches and rolls are freshly made each day. We offer the choice of a fast-track take-away service or a more leisurely eat-in experience.

You can watch the comings and goings of the steam trains through the large picture-frame windows or the sun terrace and you may even be lucky enough to see an engine being turned on the adjacent turntable, all from the comfort of your seat!

On Train Buffets

Most scheduled steam trains on the West Somerset Railway include a well-equipped buffet and bar. Here you can purchase hot and cold drinks, including beer, cider, wine and spirits: plus sandwiches, hot pasties and a range of sweet and savoury snacks.

Charter and Group Catering

The West Somerset Railway provides a party catering menu for parties of 16 or more people. Orders should be placed when making your Group/Party booking. Your food and drink will be served at your reserved table.

Weddings and celebration charters are our specialty. Why not re-capture the romance of the bygone era of steam for your special day. You can reserve your own carriage, or charter a whole train and relax with your guests as the train steams its way through twenty miles of Somerset coast and country in a style reminiscent of the golden age of train travel. We offer bespoke wedding reception packages to suit a wide range of budgets and can accommodate parties from 20 to 100 people on our trains. Our experienced staff will guide you seamlessly through your day and offer advice and suggestions to ensure you get the most from your day. For an initial discussion please contact us at [email protected] or 01643 704996. Please see our Group Travel page for group rates and fares.

Please see our Event Pages for details of our 2017 lunchtime and evening dining train specials including Murder Mystery, Cream Tea, Cheese & Cider Lunch, Fish & Chips Specials, Pasty & a Pint and many more.

Toilets

There are Toilet facilities on board each of our trains and at the following Stations:

  • Bishops Lydeard
  • Crowcombe Heathfield
  • Stogumber
  • Williton
  • Watchet
  • Blue Anchor
  • Dunster
  • Minehead

We have disabled/accessible toilets at:

  • Bishops Lydeard
  • Crowcombe Heathfield
  • Stogumber
  • Watchet
  • Minehead