Afternoon Teas

We are pleased to announce the opening up of our Afternoon Teas on the Palatine restaurant train.

We will be running on Saturdays from May 7th , 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.

For the customers that already have vouchers for this experience can you please call or email to arrange booking a seat on the train, for new customers please see our updated prices on the website along with booking details.

Afternoon Teas

Trains are booked to run on ;-
Saturday August 6th, 13th,20th,27th.
Saturday September 3rd, 10th,17th, 24th.
Saturday October 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th.

Our Afternoon Teas consists 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.

Vegan option available on request.

Prices are: £30 for Adults, Senior Citizens and Children aged 5 -15 years. Seat reservation price is inclusive of the meal and train fare, but excludes alcoholic or soft drinks.

Why not treat yourself to all the above and add a glass of chilled prosecco for only £6.00 extra.

If you would like to book which is essential, or you are unsure as to the services we can offer; please do not hesitate to contact us.

For further details please telephone 01629 580381 or email

Buy Afternoon Tea Gift Vouchers

Afternoon Teas
Advanced Booking Essential!

Deposit £16.00 per person

Download Afternoon Tea Booking Form 2021

or Telephone 01629 580381.

Upcoming Dates


View Palatine Restaurant Operating Days in our Calendar

Palatine Booking Information 2022/23

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 or telephone: 01629 580381).

To avoid embarrassment on the day, please give details on the booking form if any member of your party has any special dietary requirements or allergies that require a different meal to be provided e.g. vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free, no nuts, no red meat, no mushrooms, no shellfish, etc.

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

Allergies: Note: we take extra care to avoid cross-contamination when preparing allergen free meals, however, preparation is done in an environment where allergenic ingredients are processed, and we do not have an allergen free zone.

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

Children: Our dining carriages are designed for adults and we regret that children under 5 years of age cannot be accommodated. 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).


Back to Steam Timetable 2021

OPERATING TIMETABLE: Back to Steam 2021   
Rowsley South (Depart)110012421424

Palatine Restaurant Car Operating Dates

The Palatine Restaurant Car ONLY operates on the coloured dates (as shown)

Steam Experience Operating Calendar

New dates and times will be available shortly


Timetable for 2022

Due to some operational changes we are altering the way we are running for the next few months.
Please bear with us as we carry out these changes. For the foreseeable future all Service trains will run round at Matlock Riverside whilst we work on a new way of getting in and out of Matlock platform 2.
We are sorry for any inconvenience during this period and are working to get the new plan in place very soon.

Rowsley South (Depart)10:3012:0013:3015:00
Darley Dale (Arrive)10:4012:1013:4015:10
Darley Dale (Depart)10:4512:1513:4515:15
Matlock Riverside (Arrive)10:5512:2513:5515:25
Matlock Riverside (Depart)11:1012:4014:1015:40
Darley Dale (Arrive)11:2012:5014:2015:50
Darley Dale (Depart)11:2512:5514:2515:55
Rowsley South (Arrive)11:3513:0514:3516:05




Senior Citizen£9.95£8.00
Children under 3 years (maximum of two per paying adult)FREEFREE
Children 3 - 15 years£4.95£2.95
Family (2 Adults and up to 3 children)£34.95
Rowsley South (Depart)1100121413281442
Darley Dale (Arrive)1105121913331447
Darley Dale (Depart)1107122113351449
Matlock Platform 2 (Arrive)1122123613501504
Matlock Platform 2 (Depart)1132124614001514
Darley Dale (Arrive)1147130114151529
Darley Dale (Depart)1149130314171531
Rowsley South (Arrive)1154130814221536
Rowsley South (Depart)10:3012:0013:3015:00
Darley Dale (Arrive)10:4012:1013:4015:10
Darley Dale (Depart)10:4512:1513:4515:15
Matlock Riverside (Arrive)10:5512:2513:5515:25
Matlock Riverside (Depart)11:1012:4014:1015:40
Darley Dale (Arrive)11:2012:5014:2015:50
Darley Dale (Depart)11:2512:5514:2515:55
Rowsley South (Arrive)11:3513:0514:3516:05

Peak Rail Operating Calendar

Please note Peak Rail is only open on the event dates shown.  If a date is blank then Peak Rail is closed and there will be no trains on that day.