Sparkling Afternoon Tea

This quintessentially British treat is served on-board our Mendip Belle Dining Carriages and combines a delicious selection of finger sandwiches, followed by mouth-watering dainties and finally a scone, with preserve and clotted cream, all served with a sparkling glass of prosecco (a non-alcoholic drink is available by request at time of booking).

This delicious treat is only £27.50 per person.

The Sparkling Afternoon Tea is served on the 3.30pm train and includes the following per person:

  • 4 finger sandwiches with a selection of fillings
  • 1 scone (with jam and clotted cream)
  • 3 dainties (miniature cakes)
  • 1 glass of prosecco (a non-alcoholic drink is available by request at time of booking)

We can also provide a vegetarian or gluten free Sparkling Afternoon Tea at £30 per person. Please make this clear at time of booking, or make certain you select the correct gift voucher from the ESR online shop. Thank you.

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Sparkling Afternoon Tea Gift Vouchers

*Good News!*

We are pleased to announce we have released our Sparkling Afternoon Tea Gift Vouchers once more.

If you would like to book a date for the remainder of this season or buy a lovely gift for friends and family (vouchers valid for 1 year from purchase), then please click on the link below.

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Dates for 2018

  • 21st (*Last few tables*), 22nd (*Last few tables*) & 28th July
  • 4th & 18th August
  • 8th, 22nd & 23rd September
  • 3rd & 6th October


If you have a pre-paid gift voucher and would like to book any of the dates, please click on the link below and select the SAT Pre-paid voucher option.

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Terms & Conditions

*Please Note* Although your Sparkling Afternoon Tea is only served on the 3.30pm train you are welcome to travel on earlier trains, should you wish, as well as visit our Engine Shed and Workshop and other points of interest around the railway.

Every effort will be made to run the trains and our Sparkling Afternoon Tea services according to the timetable but unforeseen circumstances may entail alteration or cancellations. The East Somerset Railway reserves the right to vary any of the provisions of this service without prior notice.

Please note Dogs (except assist dogs) are not allowed on dining trains.

Due to high Gift Voucher sales, we can no longer take credit/debit card bookings for this experience.  We are apologise for any inconvenience caused.