Sunday 25th April 2021

Brief Encounter Afternoon Tea

Chester Station, Liverpool

The Experience

Northern Belle Crest Logo

Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea with a difference aboard the vintage Northern Belle train. 

This unique experience begins as your steward welcomes you on board and shows you to your comfortable armchair seat. The elegant table, laid with starched tablecloths, uniquely branded silverware and highly-polished glasses perfectly complements the luxurious carriages.

Soon the treats are served: a delicious selection of finger sandwiches, homemade cakes and pastries, freshly-baked scones with lashings of clotted cream and preserves, as well as tea or coffee. Indulge as you enjoy the convivial atmosphere and admire the views from your window.

Our journey includes a stop at Carnforth station; restored to its 1940's glory and the setting for the iconic film Brief Encounter. Visit the heritage centre, have a dance on the platform accompanied by our house band, share a kiss under the famous station clock or stay onboard and enjoy all the fun from the comfort of your armchair.

After our very own Brief Encounter at one of Lancashire's most picturesque stations, our journey and gastronomic feast continues. This truly is an experience to remember forever.


  • Round-trip travel aboard the Northern Belle luxury train
  • Welcome drink
  • Classic Afternoon Tea
  • Short stop at Carnforth station approximately 20-30 minutes
  • Strolling musician
  • Table magician

£ 210.00 Per Passenger Book with only a 15% deposit

Chester Station

Chester Station
Chester Station

Liverpool Lime Street

Timings are provisional and subject to Network Rail confirmation 7 days prior to departure.


  • Bookings of one or two attract a surcharge of £60 for a private table for two
  • All timings shown on this website are for your guidance only—a confirmed schedule will be supplied with your travel documents
  • Please ensure you bring your travel documents on the day of your journey
  • If booking up to eight (8) weeks prior to departure, a non-refundable 15% deposit is required to secure your seats
  • Payment is required in full if you are booking within eight (8) weeks of travel
  • Full payment and cancellation details can be found in our Terms and Conditions page >

Our Best Available rate is subject to availability at time of booking, it is not applicable for parties of 12 or more. Please contact for group pricing.