food hygiene rating - 5 very goodWe 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

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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. Please note that dogs (other than assistance dogs) are not permitted in the Station Refreshement Rooms.

The Station Refreshment Rooms are also available for private functions: please contact us

English Breakfast
Enjoy a freshly cooked Full English Breakfast served to your table in our Refreshment Rooms at Tenterden Station.
Especially enjoyable before the first train departure of the day!

5 item £5.95 / 10 item £9.95 per person

Traditional English Roast
Enjoy a traditional Roast Beef or Turkey lunch in our Art Deco Refreshment Rooms. Served on most Sunday's between 12:00 & 2:30pm or available to pre-book on any standard operating day

£9.95 Adult / £4.50 Child

Afternoon Tea
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)

On the train

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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 normally 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!

Looking for something different to give? Our Gift Cards can be used to book any of the items below

We also aim to provide, on the departures detailed above, a service for the sale of light refreshments. Please note that we are unable to accept Credit, Debit or Gift Card payments onboard the train - cash only please.

 Coffee and Pastry - Call 01580 765155 to book or buy a Gift Card online

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 or buy a Gift Card online

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. Add a chilled 200ml bottle of Prosecco for an additional £5

Ploughman's Lunch - Call 01580 765155 to book or buy a Gift Card online
A traditional Ham & Cheddar Ploughman's Lunch featuring local produce. Served with tea or coffee. £7.95 per person + fare. Add a chilled 200ml bottle of Prosecco for an additional £5

Kids' Munch Bag - Call 01580 765155 to book or buy a Gift Card online
Combine the excitement of a trip on a steam train with one of our Kids' Munch Bags: 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 or buy a Gift Card online
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. A range of chilled soft & alcoholic beverages are available to purchase on board.

Please allow at least 24hrs notice

Picnic Hampers - Call 01580 765155 to book or buy a Gift Card online

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.

£8.95 adult, £4.75 child + fare. Advance booking required 

Fish & Chip Suppers

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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 Buy a Gift Card online

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Please allow at least 24hrs notice. Fish & Chip Supper trains are normally hauled by a heritage diesel locomotive.

Real Ale & Cider Trains

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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!

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. Book online below or or buy a Gift Card online

Please note that the bar on board the train accepts payments in cash only.

Book now green Friday 29th June (Biddenden Cider Express Train)

Book now green Friday 13th July (Steam Hauled Real Ale Train)

Book now green Wednesday 15th August - Diesel Hauled Real Ale Train with option for Fish & Chips

Book now green Friday 31st August (Biddenden Cider Express Train)

Book now green Saturday 8th September (Steam Hauled Real Ale Train - part of our HopFest event weekend)

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