Wealden Rambler Afternoon Tea

A traditional afternoon tea in Sussex as you steam through beautiful countryside.

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Relax and unwind as you  travel in one of our four comfortable 1950/60’s lounge or restaurant carriages on our dedicated Afternoon Tea train, the Wealden Rambler.

Our traditional Afternoon Tea includes all the favourites, including delicious finger sandwiches, mouthwatering cakes, and scones with jam and clotted cream.

You will have a choice of luxury teas and coffee to enjoy as you take in the surroundings throughout your return trip to East Grinstead from Sheffield Park. The journey is approximately one hour and 45 minutes.

The Wealden Rambler Afternoon Tea service is runs on selected dates throughout the year. Please visit our Timetables and Calendar page to see when this service is running.

We are also running The Wealden Rambler Chocolate Afternoon Tea. Find out more about our chocolate afternoon tea train.

Price: £57.00 per person

Traditional Menu

Selection of sandwiches

Wiltshire ham with wholegrain mustard

Mature cheddar with red onion chutney

Flaked citrus and herb roasted salmon, chive cream

Free range egg mayonnaise and rocket


Warm sultana and plain scones

with Cornish clotted cream,

strawberry preserve and lemon curd


Pastries & Cakes

White chocolate and passionfruit cup

Carrot cake

Dairy cream éclair

Salted caramel tartlet

Classic macaron

Butter shortbread biscuit

See our traditional, vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and dairy free afternoon tea menus

The Wealden Rambler – 2022 dates

  • Saturday 5 March
  • Saturday 12 March
  • Saturday 19 March
  • Saturday 26 March
  • Saturday 2 April
  • Monday 18 April
  • Wednesday 15 June
  • Wednesday 22 June
  • Saturday 9 July
  • Wednesday 20 July
  • Wednesday 27 July
  • Wednesday 3 August
  • Saturday 6 August
  • Sunday 7 August
  • Wednesday 10 August
  • Saturday 13 August
  • Sunday 14 August
  • Wednesday 17 August
  • Wednesday 28 September

Tickets are available to book for services until the end of April. Tickets for our summer services will be available to book in March.

Please visit our Covid-19 safety measures page for information about our current safety measures.


  • We regret that owing to the age and design of the carriages used for this service, we are unable to accommodate wheelchair-bound passengers.
  • If you or a member of your party have mobility issues and would like to travel on this service, please call our Customer Services Team on 01825 720800 who will be happy to discuss your requirements with you.