The Quantock Belle Dining Train

Quantock Belle Dining Train
Event Summary
Booking: Advanced booking is highly recommended, as spaces are limited. Please note the table for two ticket covers two people. All other tickets for this event cover an individual. You will need to know your menu choices to complete your booking. Menu choices for each date are listed at the bottom of this webpage. When you have your menu choices please select the dates and times button or the book now button against the date you wish to travel in the dates and times list on this page.
Accessibility: We are unable to accommodate mobility scooters and wheelchairs on these specials. If you have any accessible requirements, please do give us a call on 01643 704 996.
Dogs: Please note that dogs are not permitted on our Quantock Belle Dining Train

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 and through to its conclusion at Minehead. 

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.

This year we will be joined by Chef Sam le Roux.

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; (when booking your tickets you will need to know the menu for your date of travel. Menus are listed at the bottom of this webpage, select the relevant date to see the menu choices for your day of travel. Once you have decided, please then click book tickets at the top of the webpage).
  • 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 we must be notified at the time of booking. If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know on 01643 704996.

Dessert is served on the return journey to Bishops Lydeard and accompanied by a continuous tea and coffee service. 

For our afternoon services, once you have arrived in Minehead, you will then have an hour to explore the seaside town before your return service departs. 

Quantock Belle Evening service will run for selected dates in 2024. Menus for each date can be found further down this page, after the dates of available services. Please note that you will need your menu choices at the time of booking, so make sure you have these available when booking. 

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.

Tickets are sold as individual tickets or a guaranteed table for two (price includes a £15 supplement to guarantee your table) the guaranteed table for two ticket covers two people. If you book four tickets, you will be seated together but please note if you purchase less than four, you may be seated with another party unless you purchase the guaranteed table for two option.

Please be aware due to the heritage nature of the stock, we are unable to accommodate mobility scooters and wheelchairs on these services. If you have any accessible requirements, please do give us a call on 01643 704 996. 

Please note that no dogs are permitted on this service, with the exception of assistance dogs. Please advise us of this in advance when making your booking.

We recommend arriving 30 minutes before your departure time. This is to ensure you have plenty of time to get seated and settled before your train departs.

DATES & TIMES
Dates & Times
Sun 02 Jun
Quantock Belle Sunday Lunch from Bishops Lydeard
12:30 Tickets Available
Sun 16 Jun
Quantock Belle Sunday Lunch from Bishops Lydeard
13:00 Tickets Available
Sat 22 Jun
Quantock Belle Evening Service
19:00 Tickets Available
Sun 07 Jul
Quantock Belle Sunday Lunch from Bishops Lydeard
13:00 Tickets Available
Wed 10 Jul
Quantock Belle Lunch from Bishops Lydeard
13:00 Tickets Available
Sun 21 Jul
Quantock Belle Sunday Lunch from Bishops Lydeard
13:00 Tickets Available
Sat 27 Jul
Quantock Belle Evening Service
19:00 Tickets Available
Sun 18 Aug
Quantock Belle Sunday Lunch from Bishops Lydeard
13:00 Tickets Available
Fri 30 Aug
Quantock Belle Evening Service
19:00 Tickets Available
Sun 01 Sep
Quantock Belle Sunday Lunch from Bishops Lydeard
13:00 Tickets Available
Sun 15 Sep
Quantock Belle Sunday Lunch from Bishops Lydeard
13:00 Tickets Available
Sat 21 Sep
Quantock Belle Evening Service
19:00 Tickets Available
Sun 29 Sep
Quantock Belle Sunday Lunch from Bishops Lydeard
13:00 Tickets Available
Wed 09 Oct
Quantock Belle Lunch from Bishops Lydeard
13:00 Tickets Available
Sun 13 Oct
Quantock Belle Sunday Lunch from Bishops Lydeard
13:00 Limited Availability
Sat 26 Oct
Quantock Belle Evening Service
19:00 Tickets Available
Digitickets
Prices (MULTIPLE EVENTS)
Quantock Belle Guaranteed Table for Two £175.00
Quantock Belle £80.00
Quantock Belle Guaranteed Table for Two £175.00
Quantock Belle £80.00

Menus

Starter

Option 1 - Crab Arancini with spicy sriracha dip (Deep fried balls of rice with a crab filling. Served with a leaf salad.)

Option 2 - Minestrone Soup (Vegetable and pasta soup served with Parmesan cheese and a bread roll.)

 

Main Course

Option 1 - Braised short rib of beef (Served with potato gratin and seasonal vegetables. 

Option 2 - Roasted Seabass with ginger greens (Served with boiled baby potatoes and seasonal vegetables.)

Option 3 - Mushroom Stroganoff (Cream mushrooms served on ribbons of pasta and seasonal vegetables.)

 

Dessert

Option 1 - Pecan Pie served with caramel sauce and creme fraiche

Option 2 - Apple and blackberry crumble served with custard

Option 3 - Cheese board (3 Somerset cheeses with chutney,  celery, grapes and crackers.)

 

Coffee/Tea and petit fours

 

All mains served with appropriate seasonal vegetables.

 

Allergens may vary, please be exact with your requirements and we will accommodate as best we can.

Vegan dishes can be provided by request at the time of booking

Starter

Option 1 - Asparagus and gruyere feuilletes

Option 2 - Broccoli and cheese soup

Main Course

Option 1 - Crumbed salmon with lemon cream sauce

Option 2 - Lamb chops with honey and grapes

Option 3 - Parisian Peppers with beans, halloumi, capers, and olives

Dessert

Option 1 - Hot Cross Bun and butter pudding

Option 2 - Simnel trifle

Option 3 - Cheese board

Coffee/Tea and petit fours

 

All mains served with appropriate seasonal vegetables.

 

Allergens may vary, please be exact with your requirements and we will accommodate as best we can.

Vegan dishes can be provided by request at the time of booking

Starter

Option 1 - Charred courgette, lemon, and goat’s cheese galette

Option 2 - Ham hock terrine with piccalilli

 

Main Course

Option 1 - Chicken Supreme with a delicious creamy mustard sauce

Option 2 - Pork Tenderloin with honey garlic sauce

Option 3 - Giant butterbean stew

 

Dessert

Option 1 - Apple Tarte Tatin

Option 2 - Steamed chocolate pudding

Option 3 - Cheese board

 

Coffee/Tea and petit fours

 

All mains served with appropriate seasonal vegetables.

 

Allergens may vary, please be exact with your requirements and we will accommodate as best we can.

Vegan dishes can be provided by request at the time of bookin

Starter

Option 1 - Chicken liver & brandy pate

Option 2 - Roasted vegetable stack

 

Main Course

Option 1 - Roast pork loin

Option 2 - Chestnut roast

Both served with all the trimmings (Roast potatoes, carrots, cauliflower, Yorkshire pudding & stuffing)

 

Dessert

Option 1 - Sticky Toffee Pudding

Option 2 - Lemon Curd Roulade

Option 3 - Cheese board

Coffee/Tea and petit fours

 

All mains served with appropriate seasonal vegetables.

 

Allergens may vary, please be exact with your requirements and we will accommodate as best we can.

Vegan dishes can be provided by request at the time of booking

Starter

Option 1 - Potato, goat’s cheese and spring onion pastries

Option 2 - Cod fishcakes with lime

 

Main Course

Option 1 - Roasted poussin with oregano, orange, and sherry

Option 2 - Luxury seafood pie

Option 3 - Mushroom Stroganoff

 

Dessert

Option 1 - Sticky Toffee Pudding

Option2 - Banoffee Pie

Option 3 - Cheese board

Coffee/Tea and petit fours

 

All mains served with appropriate seasonal vegetables.

 

Allergens may vary, please be exact with your requirements and we will accommodate as best we can.

Vegan dishes can be provided by request at the time of booking

Starter

Option 1 - Prawn cocktail with beetroot Marie Rose

Option 2 - Minestrone

Main Course

Option 1 - Roast chicken breast with all the trimmings (Roast potatoes, carrots, cauliflower, Yorkshire pudding & stuffing)

Option 2 - Nut Roast with all the trimmings (Roast potatoes, carrots, cauliflower, Yorkshire pudding & stuffing)

Dessert

Option 1 - Sticky Toffee pudding with custard

Option 2 - Jam Roly Poly with custard

 

Coffee/Tea and petit fours

 

All mains served with appropriate seasonal vegetables.

 

Allergens may vary, please be exact with your requirements and we will accommodate as best we can.

Vegan dishes can be provided by request at the time of booking

Starter

Option 1 - Chilli squid

Option 2 - Roasted Vegetable Stack

 

Main Course

Option 1 - Seabass with lemon and caper sauce

Option 2 - Pork loin with herb stuffing

Option 3 - Asparagus and tomato savoury frangipane tart

 

Dessert

Option 1 - Pecan pie

Option 2 - Panna Cotta with baked rhubarb

Option 3 - Cheese board

Coffee/Tea and petit fours

 

All mains served with appropriate seasonal vegetables.

 

Allergens may vary, please be exact with your requirements and we will accommodate as best we can.

Vegan dishes can be provided by request at the time of booking.

Starter

Option 1 - Gazpacho

Option 2 - Chicken liver pate

 

Main Course

Option 1 - Greek stuffed chicken

Option 2 - Spiced neck of lamb fillet baked in phyllo

Option 3 - New potato, pea, and asparagus sformata

 

Dessert

Option 1 - Fruit Salad and ice cream

Option 2 - Apple crumble with custard

Option 3 - Cheese board

Coffee/Tea and petit fours

 

All mains served with appropriate seasonal vegetables.

 

Allergens may vary, please be exact with your requirements and we will accommodate as best we can.

Vegan dishes can be provided by request at the time of booking

Starter

Option 1 – Guacamole

Option 2 - Sweetcorn soup

Main Course

Option 1 - Chicken Enchiladas

Option 2 - Pibil style pork ribs

Option 3 - Potato Tacos with curd cheese

All served with spicy rice, refried beans and Mexican salad

Dessert

Option 1 - Orange and tequila crème caramel

Option 2 - Mexican corn cake

 

Coffee/Tea and petit fours

 

 

All mains served with appropriate seasonal vegetables.

 

Allergens may vary, please be exact with your requirements and we will accommodate as best we can.

Vegan dishes can be provided by request at the time of booking

Starter

Option 1 - Prawn Cocktail

Option 2 - Ham hock terrine

 

Main Course

Option 1 - Pork tenderloin with mustard sauce, apple, lentils, and herbs aioli

Option 2 - Baked salmon with a herb crumbed crust

Option 3 - Artichoke, spinach, and cheese pie

 

Dessert

Option 1 - Strawberry pavlova

Option 2 - Lemon Posset

Option 3 - Cheese board

Coffee/Tea and petit fours

 

All mains served with appropriate seasonal vegetables.

 

Allergens may vary, please be exact with your requirements and we will accommodate as best we can.

Vegan dishes can be provided by request at the time of booking.

Starter

Option 1 – Gazpacho

Option 2 - Chicken liver pate

Main Course

Option 1 - Cold salmon fillets with salad

Option 2 - Vegetarian quiche with Salad

Option 3 - Potato salad, Coleslaw, Tomato salad, pickled beetroot

Dessert

Option 1 - Lemon cheesecake

Option 2 - Strawberry Pavlova

 

Coffee/Tea and petit fours

 

All mains served with appropriate seasonal vegetables.

 

Allergens may vary, please be exact with your requirements and we will accommodate as best we can.

Vegan dishes can be provided by request at the time of booking

Starter

Option 1 - Smoked salmon terrine

Option 2 - Tony’s carrot soup

 

Main Course

Option 1 - Crumbed chicken breast with cheese sauce

Option 2 - Slow cooked lamb shanks

Option 3 - Tomato and Manchego tart

 

Dessert

Option 1 - Sherry trifle

Option 2 - Vanilla cheesecake with chocolate ganache

Option 3 - Cheese board

Coffee/Tea and petit fours

 

All mains served with appropriate seasonal vegetables.

 

Allergens may vary, please be exact with your requirements and we will accommodate as best we can.

Vegan dishes can be provided by request at the time of booking

Starter

Option 1 - Gazpacho with croutons

Option 2 - Smoked salmon mousse

Main Course

Option 1 - Chicken Piccata

Option 2 - Lamb shanks slow cooked in red wine

Option 3 - Summer veg pasta

Dessert

Option 1 - Lemon curd roulade

Option 2 - Maple Panna Cotta

 

Coffee/Tea and petit fours

 

All mains served with appropriate seasonal vegetables.

 

Allergens may vary, please be exact with your requirements and we will accommodate as best we can.

Vegan dishes can be provided by request at the time of booking

Starter

Option 1 - Gyoza with chilli dip

Option 2 - Goat’s cheese souffle

 

Main Course

Option 1 - Slow cooked pork belly

Option 2 - Lamp chops with rosemary and garlic butter

Option 3 - Mushroom and celeriac torte

 

Dessert

Option 1 - Lemon curd roulade

Option 2 - Sticky toffee pudding

Option 3 - Cheese board

Coffee/Tea and petit fours

 

All mains served with appropriate seasonal vegetables.

 

Allergens may vary, please be exact with your requirements and we will accommodate as best we can.

Vegan dishes can be provided by request at the time of booking.

Starter

Option 1 - Bacon Dumplings in broth

Option 2 - Chäschüechli with greens (Swiss cheese tarts)

Main Course

Option 1 - Chicken Schnitzel

Option 2 - Bratwurst with rosti

Option 3 - Tartiflette (v)

Dessert

Option 1 - Apple Strudel

Option 2 - Swiss plum tart

 

Coffee/Tea and petit fours

 

All mains served with appropriate seasonal vegetables.

Allergens may vary, please be exact with your requirements and we will accommodate as best we can

Vegan dishes can be provided by request at the time of booking

Starter

Option 1 - Charcuterie platter

Option 2 - Thai fishcakes

 

Main Course

Option 1 - Hunter’s chicken

Option 2 - Slow cooked beef short rib

Option 3 - Sweet potato gnudi with cavollo nero

 

Dessert

Option 1 - Chocolate bread and butter pudding

Option 2 - Tiramisu

Option 3 - Cheese board

Coffee/Tea and petit fours

 

All mains served with appropriate seasonal vegetables.

 

Allergens may vary, please be exact with your requirements and we will accommodate as best we can.

Vegan dishes can be provided by request at the time of booking.

Starter

Option 1 - Crumbed camembert with brandied marmalade

Option 2 - Peppered mackerel pate

 

Main Course

Option 1 - Pork belly with caramelised apples

Option 2 - Tarragon chicken

Option 3 - Red onion and beer tarte tatin

 

Dessert

Option 1 - Chocolate mousse

Option 2 - Passionfruit panna cotta

Option 3 - Cheese board

Coffee/Tea and petit fours

 

All mains served with appropriate seasonal vegetables.

 

Allergens may vary, please be exact with your requirements and we will accommodate as best we can.

Vegan dishes can be provided by request at the time of booking.

Starter

Option 1 - Mackerel pate with melba toast

Option 2 - Baked Camembert with cranberry and orange sauce

Main Course

Option 1 - Duck breast with cherry port sauce

Option 2 - Pork tenderloin with apricot sauce

Option 3 - White bean cassoulet

Dessert

Option 1 - Plum Clafoutis

Option 2 - Apple crumble with custard

 

Coffee/Tea and petit fours

 

All mains served with appropriate seasonal vegetables.

 

Allergens may vary, please be exact with your requirements and we will accommodate as best we can.

Vegan dishes can be provided by request at the time of booking

Starter

Option 1 - Wild mushroom soup

Option 2 - Goat’s cheese souffle

 

Main Course

Option 1 - Roast Pork with all the trimmings

Option 2 - Nut Roast

 

Dessert

Option 1 - Marmalade and whiskey bread and butter pudding

Option 2 - Chocolate and coffee panna cotta

Option 3 - Cheese board

Coffee/Tea and petit fours

 

All mains served with appropriate seasonal vegetables.

 

Allergens may vary, please be exact with your requirements and we will accommodate as best we can.

Vegan dishes can be provided by request at the time of booking.

Starter

Option 1 - Caramelised onion tarts

Option 2 - Charcuterie platter

Main Course

Option 1 - Beef bourguignon

Option 2 - Pork Tenderloin with mustard sauce

Option 3 - Vegetarian Moussaka

Dessert

Option 1 - Berry Meringue roulade

Option 2 - Caramel Cheesecake

 

Coffee/Tea and petit fours

 

All mains served with appropriate seasonal vegetables.

 

Allergens may vary, please be exact with your requirements and we will accommodate as best we can.

Vegan dishes can be provided by request at the time of booking.

Starter

Option 1 - Goat’s cheese and caramelised red onion tarts

Option 2 - Tempura prawns

 

Main Course

Option 1 - Braised lamb shanks

Option 2 - Roasted salmon with pesto sauce

Option 3 - Mushroom wellington

 

Dessert

Option 1 - Poached pears

Option 2 - Sticky toffee pudding

Option 3 - Cheese board

Coffee/Tea and petit fours

 

All mains served with appropriate seasonal vegetables.

 

Allergens may vary, please be exact with your requirements and we will accommodate as best we can.

Vegan dishes can be provided by request at the time of booking.

Starter

Option 1 - Sausage stuffed red peppers

Option 2 - Caprese salad

Main Course

Option 1 - Grilled cod with artichoke caponata

Option 2 - Lasagna

Option 3 - Porcini Orzott

Dessert

Option 1 - Tiramisu

Option 2 - Salted caramel and Bailey’s tiramisu

 

Coffee/Tea and petit fours

 

All mains served with appropriate seasonal vegetables.

 

Allergens may vary, please be exact with your requirements and we will accommodate as best we can.

Vegan dishes can be provided by request at the time of booking

Ticket Options
Quantock Belle Guaranteed Table for Two
£175.00
Quantock Belle
£80.00
Quantock Belle Guaranteed Table for Two
£175.00
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