The Quantock Belle is now a partnership between the West Somerset Railway and Claire's Kitchen. The service 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. To find out more about your cheffette please visit Claire's Kitchen Website
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 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. If you have dietary requirements please contact Claire's Kitchen Direct on 07799066638/01643 841367
We arrive at Minehead on conclusion of your main course, where the locomotive will detach and run round, the service will leave Minehead at 14.30 allowing 30 minutes to explore the station inculding the buffer stop shop and turntable cafe. Dessert is served soon after we set off again, followed by a continuous tea and coffee service.
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 12.00, departing at 12.35, your service will return from Minehead at 14.30.
Please note that children under the age of 13 are only permitted in the family friendly coach on the Quantock Belle tickets for this service must be booked separately
See website for full details and to book.