Golden Arrow Breakfast 2024

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Mon 06 May 2024
09:15
Mon 27 May 2024
09:15

 

Bluebell Railway's Golden Arrow Breakfast

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Is there a better way to start the morning than with a locally sourced traditional cooked breakfast. Well, there is, when it served at your table on board the Golden Arrow Pullman as you wind your way through the Sussex Weald from Sheffield Park to East Grinstead hauled by a vintage steam locomotive.

Upon arrival there is the opportunity to look round Sheffield Park station or to view the steam locomotive as it couples to the front of your train before it is time to board the Golden Arrow where our Stewards will show you to your seats. Following departure at 9:15 you will be served with a glass of Buck's Fizz, fruit juice or a specially prepared smoothie. As the Golden Arrow steams along the line you will be served granola followed by a selection of pastries accompanied by tea and coffee.

Arriving at East Grinstead you can watch, from the comfort of your seat, the steam locomotive run round the train ready to haul train back to Sheffield Park as your traditional cooked breakfast is being served, all cooked and prepared on board, followed by tea and coffee. During the return journey to Sheffield Park there will be time to enjoy the everchanging Sussex countryside whilst enjoying your breakfast in the surroundings of your immaculately restored period carriage.

Upon arrival back at Sheffield Park there is the opportunity to look round the station and museum, visit the shop to purchase a souvenir and stroll around SteamWorks! to view at close quarters some of the Railway's prized collection of historic steam engines and learn more about how steam locomotives work.

The Golden Arrow Pullman comprises of two 1920s Pullman Cars Christine and Fingall, and a 1950s First Class Dining carriage Sapphire, that was used on the Ocean Liner Express Trains from Waterloo to Southampton Docks. The train recreates the fabulous Golden Arrow which once linked London and Paris with the style and panache which made it one of the most glamorous and famous trains in the world transporting you back to the golden age of train travel.

This service is a premier service and the dress code aboard the train is ‘smart dress’. Adherence to this code is appreciated, and guests wearing jeans and/or trainers may not be allowed to board

We are pleased to offer traditional or vegetarian menus on this service. Suitable alternatives will be provided on the day.

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

Please arrive no later than 30 minutes before your departure time. 


Price: 

Table for 1 – £75 |  Table for 2 – £150 |  Table for 3 – £225  |  Table for 4 – £300 |  Table for 3 on a 4 – £240  |  Table for 2 on a 4 – £180 

(£75.00 per person) 

Additional Seat £15– If the table size exceeds the number of people in the party, it is possible to book that table, paying a supplement of £15.00 for each empty seat


Please note:

  • This service departs from and returns to Sheffield Park Station
  • This service is a premier service and the dress code aboard the train is ‘smart dress’. Guests adherence to this code is appreciated. Guests wearing jeans and/or trainers will not be allowed to board

Discounts:

  • We're sorry but we're unable to offer any discounts for this service

Tickets:

  • Tickets will be dispatched by email 48 hours in advance of your travel date
  • Tickets are valid for the date and time specified on the ticket only

Children:

  • We welcome children 14yrs and over on this service. We regret that it isn’t suitable for babies and children under the age of 14. All children must be fully supervised and remain in their seats throughout the journey

Facilities:

  • There are toilets at Sheffield Park Station and on the train for this service

Parking:

  • There is free parking at Sheffield Park Station

Accessibility:

  • Because of the age and design of the carriages used for this service, we are currently only able to accommodate wheelchair users in CAR 54, to a maximum number of 1 wheelchair user per table. The maximum tables accessible is 2
  • It is also possible to enter CAR 54 in a wheelchair and then transfer to one of the loose armchairs as they have been designed with this in mind
  • The safe working load of the lifts is 400kg maximum (total including person and wheelchair) 
  • Owing to the limit in weight and the tight access inside the vehicle, no powered chairs would be able to be accommodated on CAR 54 and users would need to use a standard wheelchair
  • 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

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 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 email our Customer Service Team at enquiries@bluebell-railway.com or call on 01825 720800 (10am-3pm weekdays or 10am-1pm at weekends)

Dogs:

  • With the exception of registered assistance dogs, no dogs are allowed on this service

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