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Family Experience Quantock Belle in partnership with Claire's Kitchen Dining Train 2020

We have a limited number of seats in one of our dining train carriages (Aries) specifically for families.

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Family Experience Quantock Belle in partnership with Claire's Kitchen Dining Train 2020

 

The Quantock Belle is now a partnership between the West Somerset Railway and Claire's Kitchen.

There is limited seating in our family friendly carriage (Aries). Tickets for this service are sold in multiples of 2 and are for people who wish to bring children under the age of 13 onto the Quantock Belle. 

The service operates on the scenic West Somerset Railway between Bishops Lydeard (near Taunton) and Minehead, recreating that wonderful, nostalgic atmosphere of the great days of steam.  Our diners enjoy good food and excellent company as the train winds its way through the beautiful Quantock Hills, past the ancient port of Watchet and along the coast to Blue Anchor Bay. To find out more about your cheffette please visit Claire's Kitchen Website 

Whatever the occasion may be – a special anniversary or birthday celebration, a cosy dinner for two, or a Sunday lunch out – we are sure you will find dining on the Quantock Belle a delightful and memorable experience.

The Quantock Belle operates on a number of dates and is extremely popular.  Advance booking is therefore mandatory.  Your fare includes:

  • Return travel at your reserved dining table;
  • A three-course meal with tea or coffee served during the journey;
  • Value Added Tax, as applicable.

A comprehensive bar service, including a varied wine list and soft drinks, is provided to your table by our attentive liveried stewards throughout the day and charged towards the end of your return journey.

A vegetarian option (homemade gluten and dairy-free) is available as an alternative to all advertised menus but must be notified at time of booking. If you have dietary requirements please contact Claire's Kitchen Direct on 07799066638/01643 841367

We arrive at Minehead on conclusion of your main course, where the locomotive will detach and run round, the service will leave Minehead at 14.30 allowing 30 minutes to explore the station inculding the buffer stop shop and turntable cafe.  Dessert is served soon after we set off again, followed by a continuous tea and coffee service. 

We are confident you will have a wonderful and memorable day out with us and we look forward to seeing you on "the QB" soon.

Train timings - Our train times here are guidelines only, accurate timings will be released as soon as possible and will be uploaded to this web page in due course. Correct timings will also be printed on the physical ticket which will be posted to you no later than 2 weeks before your journey. 

Sunday Luncheon - Board at Bishops Lydeard at 12.00, departing at 12.40, your service will return from Minehead at 14.30. 

The Quantock Belle is also available for private charter.  Please call the Commercial team on 01643 700398 if you would like to discuss ideas for group outings or special celebrations.

Dates
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Prices
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Table for two £90.00
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22nd March 2020

Leek and potato soup with chives and artisan breads

Local Roast top rump of Beef served with delicious roasties with Maldon salt and rosemary,Yorkshire pudding,seasonal vegetables,beef gravy and horseradish(can be GF,please pre book)

(V)Roasted butternut squash,leek and spinach bake with a sage,breadcrumb and cheddar crumble topping,served with rapeseed roasties with Maldon salt and oregano and seasonal vegetables(can be GF ,please prebook)

Marbled chocolate cheesecake with a summer fruit coulis

(GF)Mango fool with poached pineapple (to order the gluten free alternative please contact Claire's Kitchen direct on 07799066638)

29th March 2020

Fresh tomato,basil and red lentil soup served with artisan breads

Homereared Freerange Roast Pork with crackling,sweetcorn and sage stuffing,delicious roasties,seasonal vegetables,pork gravy and apple sauce(can be GF)

(V)(GF)Roasted vegetable gratin with rapeseed roasties with Maldon salt and oregano and seasonal vegetables

Salted Caramel Chocolate Brownie with clotted cream

(GF)citrus cheesecake with a lemon curd ripple (to order the gluten free alternative please contact Claire's Kitchen direct on 07799066638)

12th April 2020

Leek and potato soup with chives and artisan breads

Slowly roasted Chicken cooked with rosemary, served with delicious roasties with Maldon salt and rosemary,sweetcorn and sage stuffing,seasonal vegetables,and chicken gravy(can be GF,please pre book)

(V)Roasted butternut squash,leek and spinach bake with a sage,breadcrumb and cheddar crumble topping,served with rapeseed roasties with Maldon salt and oregano and seasonal vegetables(can be GF ,please prebook)

Marbled chocolate cheesecake with a summer fruit coulis

(GF)Mango fool with poached pineapple (to order the gluten free alternative please contact Claire's Kitchen direct on 07799066638)

26th April 2020

Vichysoisse soup served warm served with artisan breads

Homereared Freerange Roasted 8 hour Lamb with crackling,delicious roasties,seasonal vegetables,lamb gravy and mint sauce(can be GF)

(V)(GF)Buttternut squash and feta lasagne with rapeseed roasties with Maldon salt and oregano and seasonal vegetables

Sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce

(GF)Apple and blackberry crumble with custard (to order the gluten free alternative please contact Claire's Kitchen direct on 07799066638)

3rd May 2020

Leek and potato soup  served with artisan breads

Local slowly roasted 8 hour Shin of Beef,served with delicious roasties,seasonal vegetables,a rich beef reduction(can be GF)

(V)(GF)Roasted vegetable gratin with rapeseed roasties with Maldon salt and oregano and seasonal vegetables

Pineappple treacle upside down pudding with custard

(GF)Mango fool with poached pineapple (to order the gluten free alternative please contact Claire's Kitchen direct on 07799066638)

 

10th May 2020 Celebrating 40 years of The Quantock Belle-

Starter: Carrot and Coriander soup with artisan breads

Main: Homereared Roast Pork with roasted potatoes,seasonal vegetables,sage and onion stuffing,crackling and gravy

Vegetarian Main: (V)Butternut squash and leek filo pie with rapeseed oil roasties and seasonal vegetables

Dessert: Lemon Tart with poached peaches

24th May 2020

Starter: Fresh tomato,basil and red lentil soup served with artisan breads

Main: Homereared Freerange Roast Beef with Yorkshire pudding,delicious roasties,seasonal vegetables,gravy and horseradish sauce

Vegetarian Main: (V)(GF)Roasted vegetable gratin with rapeseed roasties with Maldon salt and oregano and seasonal vegetables

Dessert: Salted Caramel Chocolate Brownie with clotted cream or (GF)citrus cheesecake with a lemon curd ripple(must be preordered) or

Cheeseboard(must be preordered)

7th June 2020

Starter: Vichysoisse soup served warm served with artisan breads

Main: Homereared Freerange Roast 8 hour Lamb with delicious roasties,seasonal vegetables,lamb gravy and mint sauce(can be GF)

Vegetarian Main: (V)(GF)Buttternut squash and feta lasagne with rapeseed roasties with Maldon salt and oregano and seasonal vegetables

 Dessert: Sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce or (GF)Apple and blackberry crumble with custard(must be preordered) or Cheeseboard (must be preordered)

14th June 2020

Starter: Leek and potato soup with chives and artisan breads

Main: Slowly roasted Chicken cooked with rosemary, served with delicious roasties with Maldon salt and rosemary,sweetcorn and sage stuffing,seasonal vegetables,and chicken gravy(can be GF,please pre book)

Vegetarian Main: (V)Roasted butternut squash,leek and spinach bake with a sage,breadcrumb and cheddar crumble topping,served with rapeseed roasties with Maldon salt and oregano and seasonal vegetables(can be GF ,please prebook)

Dessert: Marbled chocolate cheesecake with a summer fruit coulis or

(GF)Poached pineapple with lemon curd icecream(must be preordered) or

Cheeseboard(must be preordered)

21st June 2020

Starter: Fresh tomato,basil and red lentil soup served with artisan breads

Main: Homereared Freerange Roast Pork with crackling,sweetcorn and sage stuffing,delicious roasties,seasonal vegetables,pork gravy and apple sauce(can be GF)

Vegetarian Main: (V)(GF)Roasted vegetable gratin with rapeseed roasties with Maldon salt and oregano and seasonal vegetables

Dessert: Salted Caramel Chocolate Brownie with clotted cream or

(GF)citrus cheesecake with a lemon curd ripple(must be preordered) or

Cheeseboard(must be preordered)

5th July 2020

Starter: Leek and potato soup  served with artisan breads

Main: Local slowly roasted 8 hour Shin of Beef,yorkshire pudding ,served with delicious roasties,seasonal vegetables,a rich beef reduction

Vegetarian Main: (V)(GF)Roasted vegetable gratin with rapeseed roasties with Maldon salt and oregano and seasonal vegetables

Dessert: Pineappple treacle upside down pudding with custard or

(GF)Mango fool with poached pineapple(must be preordered) or

Cheeseboard(must be preordered)

19th July 2020

Starter: Vichysoisse soup served warm served with artisan breads

Main: Homereared Freerange Roast 8 hour Lamb with delicious roasties,seasonal vegetables,lamb gravy and mint sauce(can be GF)

Vegetarian Main: (V)(GF)Buttternut squash and feta lasagne with rapeseed roasties with Maldon salt and oregano and seasonal vegetables

Dessert: Sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce or

(GF)Apple and blackberry crumble with custard(must be preordered) or

Cheeseboard (must be preordered)