Friday 8th April 2022

Brief Encounter Afternoon Tea

Crewe, Wilmslow, Manchester

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The Experience

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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 station, have a dance on the platform accompanied by our house band, or  learn a little of the film and history of the station.

As you stand on Platform 1 with its vintage suitcases and railway posters, you can almost imagine the era of the movie from a bygone time.

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 sparkling reception drink on board
  • Classic Afternoon tea including 
  • Selection of sandwiches
  • Savoury course 
  • Cakes, fancies and pastries
  • Scones with jam and cream
  • Strawberries and Meringue
  • Short stop at Carnforth station approximately 20-30 minutes
  • Strolling musician ( Subject to social distancing rules at time of travel.)
  • Table magician ( Subject to social distancing rules at time of travel.)
  • Tea, coffee and petits fours

£ 215.00 Per Passenger Book with only a 15% deposit

Crewe Station




Manchester Victoria Station

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


  • Bookings of one or two attract a surcharge of £90 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 [email protected] for group pricing.

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