We offer a range of refreshment options, both at the station and on-board our trains, using some of the best local produce.
At the station
Station Refreshment Rooms, Tenterden Town
Originally erected in 1922, this building was formerly the "Maidstone & District Motor Services" waiting room at Palace Avenue, Maidstone and is reputed to have been Britain's first purpose built bus station. Today, its Art Deco interior is a pleasant place to enjoy a freshly prepared meal, local ale or some light refreshments. Our menu changes daily and our special offers ensure there’s always something great to enjoy!
The Station Refreshment Rooms are accessible to wheelchair users and open between 10am and 4.30pm every day that train services operate. Additional seating is available outside adjacent to the children’s play area, from where you may watch the trains arrive & depart. If you’re not travelling on our trains, the cost of a standard platform ticket is refunded when purchasing refreshments.
The Station Refreshment Rooms are also available for private functions: please contact us
Enjoy a freshly cooked Full English Breakfast including a hot drink served to your table in our Refreshment Rooms at Tenterden Station, available from 10am to 12 noon.
Especially enjoyable before the first train departure of the day!
£8.95 per person
Enjoy a traditional Roast Beef or Turkey lunch in our Art Deco Refreshment Rooms. Served most Sundays.
£9.95 Adult / £4.50 Child
Served on crisp white linen tablecloths, our Afternoon Teas include finger sandwiches, a selection of pastries, a warm scone, Cornish clotted cream, butter and preserve with tea or coffee. Booking advisable 01580 765155
£15.00 per person
Upgrade to a Sparkling Afternoon Tea including a 200ml bottle of Prosecco £20.00 per person.
Add a beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers to an Afternoon Tea or a Sparkling Afternoon Tea as a special touch, for an additional £25.00
Tea Rooms, Northiam Station
Hot & cold drinks, cakes, pastries & ice creams are available from our award winning Tea Room at Northiam Station (seasonal opening, subject to volunteer availability)
Gift Shop, Bodiam Station
Light refreshments are available from the Gift Shop at Bodiam Station (seasonal opening, subject to volunteer availability)
Couple the excitement of a ride on the train with some delicious refreshments. In addition to our popular Wealden Pullman dining train, we are pleased to offer a range of everyday catering options served on-board your train. There are refreshments available on the 10:40am; 1:15pm & 3:35pm from Tenterden and 11:40am, 2:15pm & 4:35pm from Bodiam. Pre-booking is required and the Catering Steward will ensure that your seats are reserved and table prepared for you!
We also aim to provide, on the departures detailed above, a service for the sale of light refreshments, featuring some of the best in local produce. Please note that we are unable to accept card payments onboard the train - cash only please.
Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a delicious Danish Pastry, served at your table as you steam through the delightful Rother Valley. £4.00 per person + fare
Cream Tea - Call 01580 765155 to book
Two delicious warm Fruit Scones, Butter, Strawberry Preserve and Rodda's Cornish Clotted Cream. Served at your table with a selection of cakes and tea or coffee. £6.95 per person + fare
Kids' Munch Box - Call 01580 765155 to book
Combine the excitement of a trip on a steam train with one of our Kids' Munch Boxes: they’re packed with a selection of scrummy food and drink. £3.95 Child + fare
Fish & Chip Lunch - for groups of 15+ Call 01580 765155 to book
Enjoy freshly cooked Fish & Chips on a lunchtime steam train this summer. Reserve your seats aboard the 1:15pm departure from Tenterden on any Tuesday or Thursday between April and September (see our timetable for operating dates). Your meal will be freshly cooked and served to your table as the train departs from Northiam Station.
Select from: Cod & Chips; Plaice & Chips; Haddock & Chips; Jumbo Sausage & Chips; Chicken & Chips; Vegetarian Spring Roll & Chips. £9.95 + fare
Please allow at least 24hrs notice
Let us prepare a sumptuous hamper for you to collect from the Station Refreshment Rooms at Tenterden Station. Typical content per person includes: a freshly cut sandwich, pork or gala pie, Pringles, Scotch Egg, Salad, Yoghurt, Cheese & Biscuits, Fresh Fruit and a soft drink. Napkins, cutlery & condiments are also provided. Chilled alcoholic beverages may be included at additional cost. When you’ve finished, the hamper may be returned to staff at any station.
Board at Tenterden from 6:00pm ready for a 6:30pm departure. Your chosen meal will be served on departure and there's an opportunity to enjoy a glass of wine, locally brewed beer or cup of tea or coffee from the at-seat trolley service as you travel towards Bodiam (additional charge applies). At Bodiam Station the historic Cavell Van & Gift Shop will be open before the train returns to Tenterden for a 9.15pm arrival.
Choose from: Cod & Chips; Plaice & Chips; Haddock & Chips; Jumbo Sausage & Chips; Chicken & Chips; Vegetarian Spring Roll & Chips.
Online booking prices include train fares: £27 adult, £21 child (3-15yrs) Advance booking is required for these popular services
Please allow at least 24hrs notice. Fish & Chip Supper trains are normally hauled by a heritage diesel locomotive.
With some of the finest micro-brewery real ales, normally including one from each of our neighbours the Old Dairy Brewery and the Rother Valley Brewing Company, our Real Ale Trains are an evening to remember! The train of 1950's era corridor carriages (hauled by an historic locomotive and including wheelchair user access and seating in Petros) will be ready for boarding at Tenterden town Station from 6.30pm. Departing at 7.00pm, your choice of meal is served as the train travels to Bodiam. Book in advance and there's a souvenir branded pint glass to take home, with the selection of Real Ales from the onboard bar at just £3.00 per pint!
Choose your meal from:
Homemade Chicken Curry & Rice
Homemade Vegetable Curry & Rice
Local Sausages and Mash with a rich onion gravy
We are pleased to provide gluten free meals on request
On arrival at Bodiam Station, a live band provides entertainment for the duration of the station stop. Arrival back at Tenterden is scheduled for 9.45pm.
The price of £29 includes return train travel, your meal, live entertainment at Bodiam and a souvenir branded pint glass to take home. Please note that the bar on board the train accepts payments in cash only.