The Quantock Belle operates on the scenic West Somerset Railway between Bishops Lydeard (near Taunton) and Minehead, recreating that wonderful, nostalgic atmosphere of the great days of steam. Our diners enjoy good food and excellent company as the train winds its way through the beautiful Quantock Hills, past the ancient port of Watchet and along the coast to Blue Anchor Bay.
Whatever the occasion may be – a special anniversary or birthday celebration, a cosy dinner for two, or a Sunday lunch out – we are sure you will find dining on the Quantock Belle a delightful and memorable experience.
The Quantock Belle operates on a limited number of dates and is extremely popular. Advance booking is therefore mandatory. Your fare includes:
A comprehensive bar service, including a varied wine list and soft drinks, is provided to your table by our attentive liveried stewards throughout the day and charged towards the end of your return journey.
A vegetarian option (homemade gluten and dairy-free) is available as an alternative to all advertised menus but must be notified at time of booking.
We arrive at Minehead on conclusion of your main course where there will be an opportunity to take the sea air and enjoy a leg stretch, while our steam locomotive is serviced and readied for the return journey . Dessert is served soon after we set off again, followed by a continuous tea and coffee service. On Sunday luncheon trains all incorperate a longer layover in Minehead (approximately two hours). These dates are denoted by an asterisk (*) in the schedule.
We are confident you will have a wonderful and memorable day out with us and we look forward to seeing you on "the QB" soon.
Train timings - Our train times here are guidelines only, accurate timings will be released as soon as possible and will be uploaded to this web page in due course. Correct timings will also be printed on the physical ticket which will be posted to you no later than 2 weeks before your journey.
Sunday Luncheon - Board at Bishops Lydeard at 12.40, departing at 13.05
Mid Summer Week Lunches - Board at Bishops Lydeard at 12.00 departing at 12.40
Saturday Dinner - Board Bishops Lydeard at 18.45, departing at 19.15, arrive 21.15, depart Minehead 21.45, arrive Bishops Lydeard 23.00
See website for full details and to book.