Events & Experiences

The Quantock Belle Dining Train 2019

The Quantock Belle operates on the scenic West Somerset Railway between Bishops Lydeard (near Taunton)…

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The Quantock Belle Dining Train 2019 Julia Amies Green Photography

 

The Quantock Belle 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.

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 limited number of dates and is extremely popular.  Advance booking is therefore mandatory.  Your fare includes:

  • Return travel at your reserved dining table;
  • A four-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.

We arrive at Minehead on conclusion of your main course where there will be an opportunity to take the sea air and enjoy a leg stretch, while our steam locomotive is serviced and readied for the return journey .  Dessert is served soon after we set off again, followed by a continuous tea and coffee service.  On Sunday luncheon trains all incorperate a longer layover in Minehead (approximately two hours). These dates are denoted by an asterisk (*) in the schedule.

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 teh physical ticket which will be posted to you no later than 2 weeks before your journey. 

Sunday Luncheon - Board at Bishops Lydeard at 12.40, departing at 13.05 

Mid Summer Week Lunches - Board at Bishops Lydeard at 12.00 departing at 12.40 

Saturday Dinner - Board Bishops Lydeard at 18.45, departing at 19.15, arrive 21.15, depart Minehead 21.45, arrive Bishops Lydeard 23.00

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

Dates
12:30 Sunday Lunch Tickets available
12:30 Sunday Lunch Tickets available
12:30 Sunday Lunch Tickets available
12:30 Sunday Lunch Tickets available
12:30 Sunday Lunch Tickets available
12:40 Midweek Summer Lunch Tickets available
18:45 Saturday Evening Dinner Tickets available
12:30 Sunday Lunch Tickets available
12:40 Midweek Summer Lunch Tickets available
18:45 Saturday Evening Dinner Tickets available
12:40 Midweek Summer Lunch Tickets available
18:45 Saturday Evening Dinner Tickets available
12:40 Midweek Summer Lunch Tickets available
12:30 Sunday Lunch Tickets available
18:45 Saturday Evening Dinner Tickets available
12:30 Sunday Lunch Tickets available
Prices
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Prices for this event could vary from day to day, click the links above to see prices for your chosen date.

Sunday Lunch Services.

Sunday lunch menus feature a roast of the day, selected from beef, pork or lamb, accompanied by a soup course, fresh vegetables amd dessert. 

Dates 

31st March (Mothering Sunday) 

14th & 21st April

26th May 

16th June (Fathers Day)

14th July

18th August

1st September 

Price £65.00 per person 

Midweek Summer Lunches

Join us on selected Wednesdays during the summer for a delicious summer meal using fresh ingredients sourced from around the beautiful County of Somerset. A summer soup will precede the main course. Following a short break at MInehead, a dessert will be served during the return journey. 

Dates: 

3rd, 17th and 31st July

14th August

Price £65.00 per person

Saturday Evening Dinners

Summer evening dining trains allow you to enjoy light evenings and glorious sunsets through the Quantocks. 

Dates

6th & 20th July

10th & 24th August 

Price £75.00 per person