Charters and Special Functions with the Severn Valley Railway
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Every journey ends with a memory.

Cream Tea Experiences

That extra special treat . . .

Wine, dine & relax in style

Cream Tea Service . . .

Settle back and travel in style whilst you enjoy a scrumptious, homemade scone with clotted cream and jam with a steward pouring your tea, all in our vintage coaches.

On selected dates throughout the year, our elegant saloons are used on Cream Tea services. The saloon is attached to certain trains, providing a 'Cream Tea Service' on a single journey, between Kidderminster and Bridgnorth or reverse.

The saloon's panoramic windows give you a virtually unobstructed view of the beautiful Severn Valley countryside and, on the journey from Bridgnorth, the carriage is next to the locomotive itself.

Departures from Kidderminster are available at 10.15am & 2.00pm. Departures from Bridgnorth are available at 12.20pm & 4.05pm. Specific seats cannot be reserved, with seating arrangements allocated at the time of booking on a first come, first served basis.

Book on your preferred departure time, travel a single journey within the saloon and make the most of your day on the Railway...

The Cream Tea Service will be available on:
Saturday 8th, Sunday 9th, Wednesday 12th & Thursday 13th April. Wednesday 31st May. Wednesday 12th & Thursday 13th July. Tuesday 15th & Thursday 17th August. Wednesday 6th September.
 Adult/Senior
£8.25 + plus rail fare
 Child £6.20 + plus rail fare
We are unable to reserve specific seats. Seats are allocated at the time of booking, from each end of the saloon. 

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Quintessential Afternoon Tea Specials . . .

What could be better than gazing at the English countryside aboard our newly-restored coach hauled by a steam locomotive whilst enjoying an English Afternoon Tea?

Our English Afternoon Tea Specials offer a welcoming sparkling reception on arrival, followed by a selection of freshly prepared finger sandwiches followed by fruit scones, clotted cream preserve and handmade cakes served with choice of tea or coffee.

On selected dates throughout the year, the luxurious 1936-built LNER restaurant car No. 7690 is attached to certain trains for our English Afternoon Tea specials for a single journey from Kidderminster or Bridgnorth.

Departures from Kidderminster are available at 2.00pm. Departures from Bridgnorth are available at 12.20pm & 4.05pm. Please note, those travelling on the 4.05pm departure from Bridgnorth will need to start their day at Kidderminster as there is no return service train back to Bridgnorth.
  
The Afternoon Tea Specials will be available on:
Wednesday 19th April. Thursday 25th May. Thursday 15th & Thursday 22nd June. Thursday 27th July. Wednesday 13th & Thursday 14th September.
 Adult/Senior
£22.20 + plus rail fare
 Child £20.20 + plus rail fare
 
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Mother's Day & Father's Day Afternoon Tea Specials . . .

Treat Mum or Dad to something special this year, and settle back and enjoy a luxurious Afternoon Tea in our newly restored 1930s teak dining car, on Mother's Day or Father's Day.

A welcoming reception drink of sparkling wine will be followed by an attractive stand of finger sandwiches, consisting of salmon cream cheese, egg mayonnaise and hand-carved ham. These will be followed by an array of mini cakes, hand-made fruit scones, preserve and clotted cream. And all served with freshly brewed tea and coffee.

Departures from Bridgnorth are available at 3.20pm only.

Mother's Day & Father's Day Afternoon Tea Specials will be available on:
Sunday 26th March. Sunday 18th June.
 Adult/Senior
£25.20 + plus rail fare
 Child £20.20 + plus rail fare

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Our Observation Saloons - Private Hire . . .

Travel in style with our superbly restored and luxurious observation saloons. The vehicles were used by the directors and other senior managers of the old railway companies. Divided into two saloons, these vehicles have been lovingly restored and are furnished with tables, settees and armchairs.

The observation saloon lounges are perfect for small gathering of friends in period surroundings. Accommodating up to twenty-three passengers*, they offer the perfect venue for special functions.

You can either attach the vehicle to a regular service train or be hauled seperately by one of our steam locomotives.

We are able to offer a choice of menus and a wide range of wines to suit every taste and pocket.
The Shrewsbury Saloon has facilities for the service of hot food for a maximum of 10 passengers.

 Private Hire prices 2017
 
 Observation saloon & locomotive £2,000
 Cold buffets from £14.00pp + VAT
 Observation saloon attached to service train - weekend £895
 Observation saloon attached to service train - weekday** £650


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* Seating varies depending on the service offered and food options required.
** Excluding Bank Holidays.

       
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