We’ve a full programme of Evening Eats and other food experiences to make your visit to Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway even more special.  With Cream Teas, Afternoon Teas, Wine & Cheese tastings, Fish & Chip Specials, The Curry Express, Cooked breakfasts, Faulty Towers, Murder Mystery evenings, Gin tasting and Ploughman’s Lunches you’ll be spoilt for choice.

The Wine & Cheese Evenings offer a refined summer experience with First Class travel in Edwardian and Victorian carriages which are over 100 years old.

Our Cooked breakfasts, Ploughman’s Lunches, Cream Teas and Afternoon Teas take place in historic, 60 year-old BR Mark 1 carriages, with embroidered tablecloths, embroidered antimacassars, table seats and a First Class service.

Our Fish & Chip Specials and The Curry Express also use the historic, 60 year-old BR Mark 1 carriages and/or the Vintage Carriage Trust’s Bulleid coach.  The Fish & Chip Specials are now a First Class service with embroidered tablecloths, embroidered antimacassars, a glass of Prosecco on arrival, at seat drinks service for wines, ales and beers and cake to slice the evening off!

Click the posters below to find out more about our Evening Eats or any of out other food options.


We do our best to cater for individuals with specialist dietary requirements.  The information below summarises which of our Dales Dining events are suitable for vegans, vegetarians and coeliacs.  If you require more information regarding any aspect of our Dales Dining trains, you can speak to our Catering Manager Ryan Whittaker direct on 07885 986717 between 9am and 6pm.


Vegetarian suitability: The Curry Express, Murder Mystery, Fish & Chips Specials, Breakfast Train, Ploughman's Lunch, Afternoon Teas, Wine & Cheese tastingFaulty Towers - The Dining Experience, Winter Warmers and Cream Teas.  These events are either vegetarian or have an alternative vegetarian option.  Select vegetarian tickets in the checkout (if available).  The Wine & Cheese, Winter Warmers and Cream Teas are all meat-free products and thus for these events specifically vegetarian tickets are not available.

Vegan suitability: The Curry Express.  The vegetarian option of vegetable ginger curry is also suitable for vegans.  Select the vegetarian tickets in the checkout.

Gluten Free: We are not able to cater for coeliacs as we do not have a suitable separate food preparation area on our train. However, we may be able to cater for some gluten free diets on The Curry ExpressCucina - The Italian Dining Experience, Cream TeasThe Ploughman's Lunch, and Winter Warmers. Please contact the catering manager (Ryan Whittaker, 07885 986717) with your requirements in advance of any ticket purchases.

Dogs: Whilst we are a dog friendly Railway we regret (with the exception of guide dogs) we do not allow dogs in our dining carriages.


Cream Teas on a Steam Train through the Yorkshire Dales!
The Curry Express - Steam Train through the Yorkshire Dales!
Fish & Chip Specials on a Steam Train through the Yorkshire Dales!
Wine & Cheese - Steam Train through the Yorkshire Dales!
Strawberry Specials on a Steam Train through the Yorkshire Dales!
Afternoon Tea on a Steam Train through the Yorkshire Dales!

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