Severn Valley Railway - Heritage Steam Railway. Charters and Special Functions with the Severn Valley Railway
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Dining Experiences

Private Hire

Wine, dine & relax in style

Hire your own train...

Our restaurant car trains and observation saloons can be exclusively hired for your special function.

With a choice of menus and a wide range of drinks bespoke to your requirements what better way to enjoy a day out in style!

Our Observation Saloons . . .

Travel in style with our superbly restored and luxurious observation saloons. Each of our lovingly restored saloons features two lounge areas, furnished with a table, sofa and armchairs, with access to your own personal restroom. Perfect for small gatherings in period surrounding’s with large windows providing unique views of the river and the railway.

We offer a wide range of buffets varying in price that can be tailored to suit you and your parties needs including any dietary requirements or special requests. Why not start your day with morning coffee and Danish as you travel up the line taking in the beautiful countryside? Start your lunch departing Bridgnorth, followed by dessert and coffee served on the return journey, finally completing your day with celebratory cakes and a glass of sparkling wine.

The saloon offers the opportunity to accommodate ten guests for a hot four-course meal or the choice of a cold buffet for up to 23 guests. You will also have your own personal stewards on board to enhance you experience of travelling in first class accommodation.

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.

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Afternoon Tea . . .

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

Our Afternoon Tea includes a welcoming sparkling reception on arrival, followed by a selection of freshly prepared finger sandwiches and fruit scones, clotted cream preserve, alongside handmade cakes served with choice of tea or coffee. Throughout the year, you can hire the luxurious 1936-built LNER restaurant car No. 7690 for up to 30 people.

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Christmas Private Hire . . .

For an extra-special festive celebration or gift, why not hire the Shrewsbury Saloon, our beautifully-refurbished private carriage this Christmas? Steam in style between Kidderminster and Bridgnorth and choose between a sumptuous cold buffet for up to 23 people or a winter-warming, four-course hot menu for up to 10 people. A full bar service is also available.

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* Seating varies depending on the service offered and food options required. ** Excluding Bank Holidays. *** Bookings must include food additional to hire price.  Selected offers available Monday - Thursday subject to availability. 

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