Afternoon Teas on a Steam Train

At Rowsley South Station we have our station buffet which is open on operational days. It provides a range of hot and cold drinks, snacks and sandwiches to eat inside or take away.

Afternoon Teas Information

Our Afternoon Tea Train is now fully booked for 2023, thank you to everyone who dined with us this season and we hope to see you again in 2024.

Bookings will reopen in February 2024.

Afternoon Teas Information

We are pleased to announce the opening up of our Afternoon Teas on the Palatine restaurant train. We will be running on Saturdays.  The train will start from Rowsley South Station at 14.00 and will be steam hauled on a full round trip to Matlock and back.

From March 11th 2023, trains will operate on a Saturday throughout the year and leaves Rowsley at 14.00 for a full round trip in the beautiful Derwent valley whilst being served afternoon tea sourced and prepared locally.

Our Afternoon Teas consist of a selection of sandwiches followed by a homemade scone with clotted cream, butter and strawberry preserve, strawberries and a selection of mini cakes/desserts all served with a choice of either Yorkshire/Earl Grey Tea or Coffee.

Vegetarian option catered for.

Prices are: £40 for Adults and Senior Citizens.  £28 for Children aged 5 -15 years. Seat reservation price is inclusive of the meal and train fare and complimentary glass of Prosecco.

If you would like to book which is essential, or you are unsure as to the services we can offer; please fill out the form below.

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    General Notes

    Menu & dietary requirements: All our afternoon tea trains have a fixed menu and food must be pre ordered at least 5 workings days prior to the date of travel  (please Email (preferred) or telephone: 01629 818023).

    Please note that it is impossible for us to provide an alternative to the fixed menu if we are only advised on the day.

    Dogs: No dogs except assistance dogs are allowed in the dining coach.

    Children: Children must always be supervised and remain seated during the service.

    Cancellations: If for any reason you are unable to keep your booked reservation and you are not able to give us 7 days cancellation notice then the deposit for the number of people booked will be either debited from your credit/debit card or the cheque will be cashed.

    Wheelchair access: We regret that owing to historic design of the dining coaches wheelchairs cannot be accommodated. Please note that passengers with mobility difficulties will need to climb up or down one step. (A ramp is available, please state if required at the time of booking).