Wealden Rambler Afternoon Tea Train

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Wed 20 Oct 2021
15:45

Traditional Afternoon Tea served as you steam through the beautiful Sussex countryside.

Enjoy a relaxing journey on a return trip, from Sheffield Park to East Grinstead, travelling in one of our four comfortable 1950/60's lounge or restaurant carriages on our dedicated Afternoon Tea train, the Wealden Rambler. The journey is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Your traditional afternoon tea includes a choice of luxury teas (coffee is also available), along with a selection of delicious sandwiches followed by mouth-watering cakes, tarts, scones and shortbread.

Tickets are sold by table (tables for 2, 3 and 4 are available) and include you journey, afternoon tea and tea/coffee or soft drink.

A selection of drinks is available to pre-order and drinks will be available to purchase onboard. If you would like to pre-order your drinks, please make your selection during the booking process. 

Why not make your journey extra special with a souvenir? We have a selection available for you to purchase when you make your booking!

Please arrive not later than 20 minutes prior to your departure time.


Menu:

To cater for dietary requirements we are pleased to offer a choice of 5 menus - Traditional, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten free and Dairy free - please select your choice of menu(s) during the booking process.

Please note:

  • Owing to the restrictions and constraints within our heritage vehicles, we regret we are unable to offer alternatives or variances to the published menus
  • Owing to ongoing supply problems within the food industry, substitutions may be necessary at short notice

See The Wealden Rambler Afternoon Tea menus

Please note our traditional Wealden Rambler Afternoon Tea train will be running until the end of October. If you wish to book our afternoon tea experience in November, please book tickets for The Wealden Rambler Chocolate Afternoon Tea. If you wish to travel in December, please book for the Festive Afternoon Tea.

Traditional Menu

Selection of sandwiches
Wiltshire ham with wholegrain mustard
Mature cheddar with
red onion chutney
Oak Smoked salmon with a
dill cream cheese
Watercress & free range egg
mayonnaise brioche roll
oOo
Warm sultana and plain scones
with Cornish clotted cream,
strawberry preserve and lemon curd
oOo
Vanilla and blueberry pannacotta
Baby tarte au citron
Mini chocolate pave
Dairy cream eclair
Classic macaron
Butter shortbread biscuit

Vegetarian Menu

Selection of sandwiches
Roasted red pepper hummus
Cream cheese and dill
Pesto roasted vegetable
Cucumber and chive carpaccio 
oOo
Warm sultana and plain scones
with Cornish clotted cream,
strawberry preserve and lemon curd 
oOo
Vanilla and blueberry pannacotta
Baby tarte au citron
Mini chocolate pave
Dairy cream eclair
Classic macaron
Butter shortbread biscuit

Vegan Menu

Selection of sandwiches
Roasted red pepper hummus
Dairy free cream cheese and dill
Pesto roasted vegetable
Cucumber and chive carpaccio
oOo
Warm sultana scone
 with plant Chantilly cream
strawberry and apricot preserves
oOo
Fruit compote shot
Millionaires triangle
Chocolate brownie pave
Rich fruit cake slice
Blackcurrant delice
Shortbread biscuit

Gluten free Menu

Selection of sandwiches
Roasted red pepper hummus
Dairy free cream cheese and dill
Pesto roasted vegetable
Cucumber and chive carpaccio 
oOo
Warm sultana scone
with plant Chantilly cream
strawberry and apricot preserves 
oOo
Fruit compote shot
Millionaires triangle
Chocolate brownie pave
Rich fruit cake slice
Blackcurrant delice
Shortbread biscuit

 Dairy free Menu

Selection of sandwiches
Watercress and free range
egg mayonnaise
Wilshire ham with wholegrain mustard
Dairy free cream cheese and cucumber
Smoked salmon with zested dill
oOo
Warm sultana scone
 with plant Chantilly cream,
strawberry and apricot preserves 
oOo
Fruit compote shot
Millionaires triangle
Chocolate brownie pave
Rich fruit cake slice
Blackcurrant delice
Shortbread biscuit

 

Price:

Table for 2 - £110.00   |   Table for 3 - £165.00   |    Table for 4 - £220.00

(£55.00 per person)


 Please note:

  • Food & drink - owing to ongoing supply problems within the food industry, substitutions may be necessary at short notice
  • All trains depart from and return to Sheffield Park Station
  • We're currently not able to accept payment by credit/debit card or cheques for drinks and sundries on this service. All on-board payments are only possible with cash only until further notice.
  • We welcome children 5yrs and over on this service. We regret that it isn’t suitable for babies and children under the age of 5. All children must be fully supervised and remain in their seats throughout the journey
  • Dogs (other than registered assistance dogs) are not allowed on this service
  • We are sorry but it isn't possible to take prams/buggies/pushchairs on this service. These may be left in the care of the station staff at the departure station.
  • This service is a premier service and the dress code aboard the train is ‘smart dress’ and guests are kindly asked to follow this code. Any guests wearing jeans and/or trainers may not be allowed to board.
  • We regret we are unable to offer any discounts for this service

Seating:

  • Tables are allocated automatically during the booking process. Parties from separate bookings will not be seated at the same table.
  • If you are booking for a large group, the automatic seating process may not seat you all in the same carriage. If you would like to book for a large group and be seated in the same carriage, please call our Customer Service Team on 01825 720800 or email bookings@bluebell-railway.com.

Accessibility:

  • Because of the age and design of the carriages used for this service, we regret we are unable to accommodate wheelchair-bound passengers.
  • If you or a member of your party have mobility issues and would like to travel on this service, please call our Customer Service Team on 01825 720800 who will be happy to discuss your requirements with you.

On 19 July, the Government moved to Step 4 of its roadmap and removing most legal Covid-19 restrictions.

We ask our visitors to follow Government advice and ‘use personal judgement to manage own risk’.

From 19 July:

  • The legal requirement to wear face coverings has been lifted, however ‘the Government expects and recommends that people wear face coverings in crowded areas’. We encourage our visitors to continue to wear face coverings, particularly in any crowded areas on board our trains and around the Railway
  • We ask our visitors to continue to be mindful and respectful of others in regards to social distancing
  • We will continue to display QR codes for customers wishing to check in using the NHS COVID-19 app
  • We are keeping some of the mitigations such as control of crowds forming, sanitising stations, extra ventilation and some social distancing measures will continue to be in place to enhance visitor safety as life gradually returns to normal

Customers who are feeling unwell or who have had a positive test result and are isolating on their date of travel should not come to the Railway and are asked to contact our customer services team regarding their booking: bookings@bluebell-railway.com


 

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