A hearty Yorkshire lunch freshly prepared by our Catering Manager – this lunch will stave off those hunger pangs and see you steam through the day in style!

  • First Class Silver Service: Table seat, embroidered table cloth, head rests and curtains
  • Return journey – your table is reserved for your return journey too
  • Refills of our tea and coffee available on the return journey
  • Day rover ticket to ride on the train for the rest of the day (standard class)



(All inclusive)

Hot beverages of fresh ground filter coffee or our freshly brewed tea

Ploughman’s Lunch + Crusty bread & butter
(Pork pie, hard-boiled egg, mixed leaf salad, celery, cucumber, tomato, apple, grapes, pickled onions, cheddar and stilton cheeses, chutney)

Children can have fresh apple or orange juice (instead of tea/coffee) if they prefer





All food and drink and return ticket included.

Adults £20. Children (up to 15) £14.

2020 Ploughman's Lunch calendar

July 26th
August 2nd & 23rd
September 20th
October 4th

2020 departure times and stations

The Dales Dining catering train and is expected to be pulled by steam traction.  The train departs from Embsay station at 12.00pm.


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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