Wealden Rambler Festive Afternoon Tea 2021

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Wed 15 Dec 2021
12:00
Thu 16 Dec 2021
12:00
Fri 17 Dec 2021
12:00
Mon 20 Dec 2021
12:00

 

Enjoy afternoon tea with a festive twist at Bluebell Railway!


We will be running our popular Wealden Rambler afternoon tea trains with a Christmas-inspired menu on selected dates in December 2021

Steam through the Sussex countryside while you enjoy mulled wine, sandwiches filled with festive fillings and Christmas cakes and pastries.

This service departs Sheffield Park at 12:00pm for a return trip to East Grinstead, returning to Sheffield Park at around 1:45pm. We regret it's not possbile to join the service at any other of our stations.

A glass of mulled wine and Tea/coffee/water/fruit juice is included in the price. A selection of drinks will be available to purchase on board - why not enjoy a glass of the wonderful Hindleap Blanc de Blancs from our local vineyard, Bluebell Vineyard Estates with your meal?

Please arrive no later than 20 minutes prior to your departure time.


Menus:

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 Festive Afternoon Tea menus

Traditional menu

Selection of sandwiches

Roast turkey breast with zested cranberry sauce
Cream cheese, dill and cucumber
Pesto roasted flaked salmon
Egg mayonnaise and cress 
oOo
Duo of warm scones
with clotted cream,
and fruit preserves
oOo
Warm mince pie
Lemon posset and blueberry shot
Iced fruit cake
Carrot cake
Classic macaron
Gingerbread biscuit

Vegetarian menu

Selection of sandwiches

Red pepper and tomato confit
Dairy free garlic and herb cream cheese
Pesto roasted vegetable
Beetroot, sweet chilli and chive carpaccio
oOo
Duo of warm scones
with clotted cream,
and fruit preserves
oOo
Warm mince pie
Lemon posset and blueberry shot
Iced fruit cake
Carrot cake
Classic macaron
Gingerbread biscuit

Vegan menu

Selection of sandwiches

Red pepper and tomato confit
Dairy free garlic and herb cream cheese
Pesto roasted vegetable
Beetroot, sweet chilli and chive carpaccio
oOo
Duo of warm sultana scones
with plant Chantilly cream,
strawberry and apricot preserves 
oOo
Warm mince pie
Red berry and orange shot
Salted caramel and chocolate brownie
Rich fruit cake slice
Blackcurrant delice
Millionaire’s shortcake

Gluten free menu

Selection of open sandwiches

Roast turkey breast with zested cranberry sauce
Cream cheese, dill and cucumber
Pesto roasted flaked salmon
Egg mayonnaise and cress
oOo
Duo of warm sultana scones
with clotted cream,
and strawberry preserve
oOo
Warm mince pie
Lemon posset and blueberry shot
Salted caramel and chocolate brownie
Rich fruit cake slice
Millionaire’s shortcake
Shortbread biscuit

Dairy free menu

Selection of sandwiches

Roast turkey breast with zested cranberry sauce
Cream cheese, dill and cucumber
Pesto roasted flaked salmon
Egg mayonnaise and cress
oOo
Duo of warm sultana scone
with plant Chantilly cream,
strawberry and apricot preserves
oOo
Warm mince pie
Red berry and orange shot
Salted caramel and chocolate brownie
Rich fruit cake slice
Blackcurrant delice
Millionaire’s shortcake

 

Price:

Table for 2 - £120.00   |   Table for 3 - £180.00   |   Table for 4 - £240.00   

(£60.00 per person)


 Please note:

  • 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 regret we are unable to offer any discounts for this service

Facilities:

  • There are toilets at each of our stations and on this service.

Parking:

  • There is plenty of free parking at Sheffield Park station. 

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 during this event, please call our Customer Service Team on 01825 720800 who will be happy to discuss your requirements with you.
  • Accessible toilets are available at each station, but we regret we have no "Changing Places" toilets, or accessible toilets on our trains

Tickets:

  • 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
  • Tickets are valid for the date and time specified on the ticket only

Seating:

  • Seating is at tables and these are automatically allocated by our booking system.
  • We do not allocate tables for use by more than one party.
  • If your party requires more than one table, our automatic seating process may not seat you at adjacent tables. If you would like to be seated together, please email our Customer Service Team at bookings@bluebell-railway.com or call on 01825 720800 (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun - 10am-3pm)

Dogs:

  • We are sorry but no dogs, other than registered assistance dogs, are allowed on this service

Prams/Pushchairs/Buggies:

  • We're sorry but it isn't possible to take prams/buggies/pushchairs onto onboard on this service. These may be left in the care of the station staff at the departure station.

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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