Events & Experiences

Steam & Cream Tea Specials 2019

Enjoy an enchanting steam train journey through the delightful Somerset coast and countryside whilst enjoying a traditional West Country Cream Tea served to your seat.

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Steam & Cream Tea Specials 2019


Enjoy an enchanting steam train journey through the delightful Somerset countryside and along the Exmoor coast, whilst enjoying a traditional West Country Cream Tea.

On 31st March, Mothers Day Cream Tea 9th &16th April only, travel on any service between Bishops Lydeard and Watchet, and enjoy your Cream tea on the 15.10 Watchet back to Bishops Lydeard service. 

Start your day at Bishops Lydeard, and travel to Minehead on any train from Bishops Lydeard, where you can enjoy a day out exploring the beautiful seaside town. Please ensure that you arrive in Minehead prior to 16.30.

Your West Country Cream Tea will then be served on the 16.30 departure from Minehead, in a specially reserved carriage,

Your Steam and Cream Special ticket includes your return travel on the West Somerset Railway, and your locally produced cream tea.

(Note: the 16.30 is usually the final departure of the day, and it is not possible to return to Minehead from Bishops Lydeard, therefore please only buy tickets if starting your day at Bishops Lydeard)

Enhance your day even further by purchasing a 'Combi Ticket' (where available), and combine with either our Cheese and Cider Special or FIsh and Chip Special. The Cheese and Cider and Fish and Chip Special is a sumptuous lunchtime treat, served on the 12:40 outward departure from Bishops Lydeard (available on selected dates only).

To book your 'Combi-ticket' please either book through the Cheese and Cider page and select the Cream tea add on, the cheese and cider page can be accessed here or our Fish and Chip 'combi ticket' is available here

We regret that Cream Teas cannot be provided for special diets, but a slice of Gluten Free carrot cake can be provided as an alternative if requested in advance by calling 01643 704996, please inform us at the time of booking. 

Tickets for our Catering Specials, including our Cream Tea Special, must be booked in advance. 

We use Miles Tea and Coffee for our Cream Tea Specials, Miles Tea and Coffee, are tea merchants based in Minehead  who blend their tea in house. They also have a coffee roasting house on the foothills of Exmoor.  To find out more, please visit their website here

16:30 Tickets available
16:30 Tickets available
16:30 Tickets available
Ticket Price
Adult/Senior £31.00
Child £16.00
Terms and Conditions

Unfortunately we cannot issue any refunds for cancellations.

Once purchased on-line, tickets may not be used in conjunction with any other offer.

No ticket may be resold.

We reserve the right to refuse entry to late arrivals.

Any discounts or offers on-line are available for limited quantities and periods only and shall not be available on bookings made by phone or in person.

Please bring along your email print out or present your ticket on your mobile device whilst travelling. Please ensure you confirmation email is downloaded to your mobile device before travelling as signal is patchy along the line.

If you do not have a printer or mobile device please do not buy your tickets online and phone us as soon as possible to book on 01643 704996, we charge a £2.00 admin fee to print and post your tickets, whether that be to a home address or to Minehead or Bishops Lydeard Station. Unfortunately we are unable to arrange for collection from other stations.

Prices are correct at time of going to press and are subject to change without notification.

This ticket is issued subject to the Rules and Regulations of the West Somerset Railway PLC. Full details are available on request.
Please check your tickets as mistakes cannot be rectified.

It is the responsibility of the ticket holder to ascertain whether a service has been cancelled and the date and time of any rearranged service (this includes Diesel substitutions). If a service is cancelled or rescheduled, we will use reasonable endeavours to notify ticket holders of the cancellation once we have received the relevant authorisation from the West Somerset Railway PLC.

Please note that we cannot guarantee that ticket holders will be informed of such cancellation before the date of travel. Notices of changes to services will appear on our website as soon as possible and will also be notified on social media.

The management reserves the right to refuse admission should patrons breach any Rules and Regulations of the West Somerset Railway PLC. The management may on occasions have to conduct security searches to ensure the safety of the patrons.

A £5 administration fee per booking will be charged for any subsequent booking alteration. No refunds will be given once tickets are issued. The Management cannot be held responsible for any tickets which are lost or stolen. West Somerset Railway PLC reserves the right to cancel ticket bookings which it reasonably suspects to have been made fraudulently.

The West Somerset Railway PLC operates a No Smoking policy this includes e-cigarettes.

The unauthorized use of photographic and recording equipment for public use is prohibited.

The West Somerset Railway PLC accepts no responsibility for any personal property.

Ticket holders consent to filming and sound recording as visitors.

If a service is rescheduled, ticket holders will be offered tickets to the rescheduled service, equivalent to the face value of the ticket. If a service is cancelled, ticket holders will be offered travel on an alternative service (subject to availability) up to the value on the ticket.

Purchase of a ticket does not guarantee a seat unless otherwise stated.

All of these terms and conditions are governed by English Law.

The ticket holder must comply with all relevant statutes, safety announcements and West Somerset Railway PLC regulations whilst visiting the railway.

Breach of any of these conditions or any unacceptable behaviour likely to cause damage, nuisance or injury shall enable the railway to refuse to carry you as a passenger.

Tickets may be restricted to a maximum number per person. We reserve the right to cancel tickets purchased in excess of this number.

Additional Conditions applicable to Bicycles, Perambulators and Animals

Passengers may take with them by train, bicycles, perambulators, push chairs, and dogs, and such articles as the Company may from time to time permit to be taken on payment of extra charges as applicable and providing the Company has suitable accommodation. These are carried at the company’s discretion and their decision is final.

Animals are not allowed upon passenger's seating accommodation.

For reasons of hygiene, animals are not allowed in catering vehicles which includes all Catering Specials (Cream Tea specials, Cheese and Cider Specials, Fish and Chip Specials). Dogs are also not permitted to travel in any part of the buffet car, including the seating areas. This condition will not apply to assistance dogs accompanying registered persons.