logoOur Fish & Chip Specials combine great food with the best views in Yorkshire! We’re proud to source our Fish & Chips from the award-winning Bizzie Lizzie’s of Skipton.

We’re now offering a First Class service, with Prosecco served on arrival and reserved seats in our Dales Dining carriages.  After a relaxing pre-meal drink you’ll be served Fish & Chips (including traditional bread and butter if desired) followed by delicious cake to round the evening off!  We also offer a vegetarian option of vegetable lasagna (choose the vegetarian tickets on the ticketing website).

The steam-hauled train leaves EMBSAY station at 18.15.  We depart for Bow Bridge loop whilst you enjoy pre-meal drinks.  The train returns to Embsay station, and then continues onto Bolton Abbey with Fish and Chips served during this part of the journey.  At Bolton Abbey customers are welcome to stretch their legs and view the steam engine and explore the station.  The train will then return to Embsay.  On this leg of the journey cake is served and further drinks are available.  The whole experience will last between an hour and an hour and a half. 

Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic refreshments are available.

Every 2018 Fish & Chip Special sold out.  Advance booking is essential for 2019.

First class: Children £22 Adults £28

Prices include travel and food.

Fish & Chip Specials run on summer Saturdays:
Sat 27th April 2019
Sat 11th May 2019
Sat 15th June 2019
Sat 27th July 2019
Sat 10th August 2019 (Beer Festival)
Sat 17th August 2019
Sat 7th September 2019 (1940’s weekend)
Sat 21st September 2019
Sat 19th October 2019


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 coliacs.  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, Cucina - The Italian Dining ExperienceFish & 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!


Our 'Dales Dining' trains are frequently fully booked - advance booking is essential.  The easiest way to book is to do so online through our ticketing facility.

For more information on any of our trains, contact us at Bolton Abbey Station on (01756) 710614.

For tickets, click through to our ticketing system and choose from the drop-down menu.




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