Events & Experiences

Steam & Cream Tea Specials 2020

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 2020


Closure due to Covid-19

We regret that the West Somerset Railway is currently closed due to the Covid-19 virus pandemic. We are fully complying with and following government guidance. At the present time we are not clear when the railway will reopen, but this information will be posted here, as soon as it becomes available.

We are working to maintain the railway, and plan to operate a service as soon as we can. We regret however that for the remainder of this year, 2020, all special events, including galas and dining trains, have been cancelled. (This information supersedes any information about these events elsewhere in this website. In some cases that information is still shown so that you may plan for the future.) No bookings for any of these events are being taken at the present time.

We are very sorry to have had to take these decisions, and we very much look forward to welcoming you back to the West Somerset Railway as soon as we are able to do so.


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

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 12:35 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


No dates for this event are available at the moment

Ticket Price
Adult Steam and Cream Ticket £35.00