This quintessentially British treat is served on-board our Mendip Belle Dining Carriages.

This delicious treat is only £34.00 per person.

Our latest price changes will come into effect on 4th June 2024.


*Please note that we are currently priorotising customers who have pre-paid vouchers for our Sparkling Afternoon Teas. If you do not have a voucher we are unable to take your booking at this time. Your voucher's expiration date is the date by which you must have booked your experience and is not the date of the experience itself* 


Please note - this is not a Whistlestop cream tea

If you have a voucher for a WHISTLESTOP cream tea, you need to book a WHISTLESTOP CREAM TEA ticket.

You will receive the voucher for tea in our Whistlestop cafe on arrival at our ticket office.

book a prepaid whistlestop cream tea

 Your Sparkling Afternoon Tea train departs at 3.30pm from Cranmore Station. Sit back and relax on the Mendip Belle dining carriages with a delicious Afternoon tea and bubbly whilst steaming through the rolling hills of Somerset and watching the world go by. Enjoy a quintessentially British and nostalgic experience which will tantalise your tastebuds and wet your whistle. 

This experience also includes unlimited rail travel on the East Somerset Railway for the day of your Afternoon Tea so you are welcome to enjoy other trains throughout the day as well as explore all that The East Somerset Railway has to offer.



book a sparkling afternoon tea
  • 4 finger sandwiches 
  • 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)

Please note that you will need to inform us of any dietary requirements at the time of booking. Amendments are unable to be made on the day.

Gift Voucher - Sparkling Afternoon Tea (SOLD OUT)

A Sparkling Afternoon Tea also makes a wonderful gift!

We have a range of Gift Vouchers so you have give the perfect experience


Terms & Conditions

*Please Note* 

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.

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