The Station Refreshment Rooms at Tenterden Station
The building you see today at Tenterden Town Station was formerly the Maidstone & District Motor Services Bus Station, opening on 15th August 1922 and generally accepted to have been the first purpose-built bus station in the country - if not the world!
It remained in use there until 1976, when it was donated to the K&ESR and subsequently re-erected by volunteers at Tenterden. Today its Art Deco interior is a great place to enjoy a sandwich or sticky cake, light lunch, local bottle of ale or perhaps an ice cream before you board your train.....
The Big Breakfast & Lunch Trains - Saturday 2nd September
The Big Breakfast Train departs Tenterden Town Station at 10.20am, whilst Lunch is served on the 1.10pm departure
What better way to enjoy a relaxing trip through the glorious Rother Valley than to combine it with one of our legendary Big Breakfasts or a scrummy lunch of local 'Korkers' Sausages, Mash, Peas and lashings of onion gravy!
All meals are freshly cooked in the galley kitchen onboard the steam hauled train and served to you at your reserved table
The Big Breakfast consists of egg, two rashers of bacon, mushrooms, tomato, hash brown, baked beans, fried slice and local 'Korkers' sausages.
For lunch, there's two Korkers Sausages, Mash, Peas and lashings of onion gravy! Lunches are Gluten Free. A selection of wines and local ales are also available to purchase from the steward on the train.
All meals are served to you at your seat with tea, coffee or fruit juice. Vegetarian and child portions are available to book.
The return journey time is around two hours, but you can break your journey at Bodiam - if perhaps you're planning to visit the National Trust castle just a few minutes from the station - and return on a later train
Breakfasts are £14.95 for Adults & £7.95 for children, lunch is £12.95 for Adults, £5.95 for children. Vegetarian alternatives are also available to book
With limited availability, advance booking is strongly recommended
Ploughman's and Cream Teas to book online
Our Ploughman's and Cream Tea boxes are a great way to combine the excitement of a train trip with something scrummy! Book online and your chosen selection will be ready for you to collect from the Refreshment Rooms at Tenterden Town Station - enjoy onboard any train.
Ploughman's Lunch boxes include a demi baguette, butter, local chutney, salad garnish, and a choice of ham or cheese. Tea or coffee is included.
Cream Tea boxes contain two fruit scones, butter, Roddas Cornish Clotted Cream, Tiptree Strawberry Preserve, and a tea or coffee. Why not add a chilled bottle of Prosecco too?
Munch Bags - something for the kids! Pre-order when you book your tickets
Scrummy Munch Bags are the perfect alternative for children to a Ploughman's or Cream Tea and include a savoury filled roll, fruit snack, yoghurt and carton of fruit juice. The specially designed activity bag comes with colouring pencils.
All meal boxes are hygienically pre-packed - pre-book yours when buying your travel ticket online