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Tasting Trains

Your first class tasting experience . . .

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The Festive Gin Train

The Severn Valley Railway and The Little Gin Company are delighted to welcome you aboard The Festive Gin Train!

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This is a truly unique Gin tasting experience; travel through the spectacular Severn Valley in our 1936-built luxurious first class carriage (once hauled by the Flying Scotsman), whilst sipping gin cocktails and enjoying a relaxing festive day out with friends. A journey fit for any gin lover!
Your tasting experience will include:
  • Welcome cocktail to get the tasting session started and the gin flowing.
  • Tasting sequence of three artisan gins, accompanied with different botanicals, to offer a wide spectrum of tasting notes. All three gins on the tasting menu will be served neat or as mini G&T's.
  • Professional staff will run the event, giving an overview of each gin and answering any questions you may have as they are sampled. 
  • Following the tasting sequence, guests can choose their favourite gin and have it served as a full G&T in a copa glass, with plenty of ice, premium tonic and complementary garnish.
The package includes:
  • Reserved, first class travel on a return train journey from Kidderminster to Highley.
  • Free return visit! 'Freedom of the Line' ticket valid for a another full day out in 2020 (worth £22).
December 14th & 21st
Kidderminster departures 12.45pm
(returning 2.30pm)
3.45pm
(returning 5.30pm)

Important Information:
  • There are 30 seats on each tasting experience. Your seats will be allocated around tables of two, or tables of four. Every seat will be filled, so you have the bonus of meeting new friends and gin enthusiasts alike!
  • Passengers must be aged 18 or over.
  • There is no disabled access into the vehicle.
  • You will be required to arrive 15 minutes before your selected departure time to check-in and be seated by our Steward.
Prices
Ticket
Adult / Senior
£50.00
Other information
Annual Family Pass not valid. Any discount schemes, concessions or complimentary tickets/vouchers are not valid on The Gin Train.
These tickets must be purchased in advance of your visit. Tickets may also be purchased at the same price by calling 01562 757900 (option 1). These tickets are not available for purchase from booking offices in advance.
All pre-booked tickets are subject to a £1.75 booking fee.

From a love of all things Gin comes The Little Gin Company, a quirky mobile gin business from the neighbouring county of Warwickshire. Established by friends, Emma and Nicola in 2015, the juniper-mad duo love sharing their gin-filled experiences in as many ways as possible - mainly from their lovingly converted horse trailer gin bar - and now, on board a Severn Valley train!

The Christmas Wine Train

Start the Christmas season with a festive journey fit for any wine lover, as we invite you aboard The Christmas Wine Train with our friends from Astley Vineyard!
 
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This is a truly unique wine tasting experience; travel through the spectacular Severn Valley in our 1936-built luxurious first-class carriage, once hauled by Flying Scotsman, whilst sipping locally produced wines, tasting award-winning cheese and enjoying a relaxing day out with friends or family.
Your tasting experience will include:
  • A warming glass of mulled white wine to get the tasting session started and the wine flowing.
  • Once settled into your seats, enjoy a guided tasting flight of three delicious wines from Astley.
  • The owners of Astley Vineyard will be your hosts, giving an overview of each wine and a short history of the vineyard, and answering any questions you may have.
  • The wine will be accompanied by a plate of locally produced gourmet cheeses from Lightwoods of Broadheath and artisan crackers.
  • Following the tasting sequence, guests can choose a final glass of their favourite wine to enjoy as the train makes its leisurely return home through the beautiful Severn Valley.
The package includes:
  • Reserved, first class travel on a return train journey from Kidderminster to Highley.
  • Free return visit! 'Freedom of the Line' ticket valid for a another full day out in 2020.
December 15th
Kidderminster departures 12.45pm
(returning 2.30pm)
3.45pm
(returning 5.30pm)

Important Information:
  • There are 30 seats on each tasting experience. Your seats will be allocated around tables of two, or tables of four. Every seat will be filled, so you have the bonus of meeting new friends and wine enthusiasts alike!
  • Passengers must be aged 18 or over.We reserve the right to refuse service if suitable ID cannot be providedif requested. Please drink responsibly.
  • There is no disabled access into the vehicle.
  • You will be required to arrive 15 minutes before your selected departure time to check-in and be seated by our Steward.
Prices
Ticket
Adult / Senior
£50.00
Other information
Annual Family Pass not valid. Any discount schemes, concessions or complimentary tickets/vouchers are not valid on The Wine Train.
These tickets must be purchased in advance of your visit. Tickets may also be purchased at the same price by calling 01562 757900 (option 1). These tickets are not available for purchase from booking offices in advance.
All pre-booked tickets are subject to a £1.75 booking fee.

Astley Vineyard is one of the oldest vineyards in the UK, producing a range of award winning white wines that are served at Michelin starred restaurants and have been recommended by the Guardian, Rick Stein and The Times. Located only 4 miles from Kidderminster, wines are produced from a single estate close to the River Severn. The Haywood family took over the vineyard in 2017and are passionate about sharing the joy of English wine!  
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