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
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
Book with only a 15% deposit
12:05 Departs Crewe
19:05 Arrives Crewe
12:25 Departs Wilmslow
18:40 Arrives Wilmslow
Manchester Victoria Station
13:00 Departs Manchester
18:00 Arrives Manchester
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