The Golden Arrow

Luncheon and Evening Silver Service Dining

Bluebell Railway’s Golden Arrow train is the perfect setting for a special meal with friends or an intimate evening for two.

With luxurious Pullman Cars ChristineFingall, and 1st Class Dining carriage Sapphire, the train recreates the fabulous Golden Arrow which once linked London and Paris with the style and panache which made it one of the most glamorous and famous trains in the world. On board you will enjoy fine food and wine served to the standards of yesteryear.

‘Christine’ and ‘Fingall’ evoke the heady days of the 1920/30s with their unique wooden wall panel Marquetry and plush seating. ‘Sapphire’ hails from the 1950s and provides equally comfortable and plush surroundings, being built to convey 1st Class passengers from Waterloo to board Transatlantic liners at Southampton in the glory days of ocean travel.

This premier dining service includes a three-course meal and travel on a steam-hauled train through the beautiful countryside of the Sussex Weald to East Grinstead.  Your journey will last approximately 3 1/2 hours.

A cup of tea or coffee at the end of your meal is included in the cost, and all other drinks may be purchased and paid for on the train.

All Golden Arrow services begin and end at Sheffield Park Station. The Golden Arrow Dining will depart at 7:00 selected Saturday evenings in 2023, while The Golden Arrow Luncheon will begin at 12:30 on selected Sunday afternoons.

Our family all find your railway amazing, great fun, delicious food so beautifully presented and hot too. All served with efficiency. So, to you all a huge thank you and so appreciate our tables adjacent. Roll on next year!” 

Please note: services running from 11th Feb to 22nd March will be running between Sheffield Park and Horsted Keynes only owing to essential engineering works on the line.

Please note: Departure times are fixed and we are unable to offer refunds if customers arrive after departure.

Price:

Table for 1 – £105.00  |  Table for 2 – £210.00   |   Table for 3 – £315.00   |    Table for 4 – £420.00

(£105.00 per person)

This service is a premier service and the dress code aboard the train is ‘smart dress’. Adherence to this code is appreciated, and guests wearing jeans and/or trainers may not be allowed to board

 


Menus 

We are pleased to offer both traditional and a vegetarian/vegan menus on all of our Golden Arrow services and these menus can be adapted to cater for gluten free and dairy free requirements – please select the menu type required during the booking process.

The Golden Arrow Menu- Saturday October 2022

The Golden Arrow Menu- Sunday October 2022

The Golden Arrow Menu – February – April 2023

Due to the restrictions and constraints within our heritage vehicles, we are not able to offer any other variances of these published menus.

      • Owing to ongoing supply problems within the food industry, substitutions may be necessary at short notice

Please note:

  • All trains depart from and return to Sheffield Park Station
  • This service is a premier service and the dress code aboard the train is ‘smart dress’. Guests adherence to this code is appreciated. Guests wearing jeans and/or trainers may not be allowed to board
  • Tickets will be dispatched 2 weeks prior to event date

Card Payments:

  • Card payments will be available on 2023 Dining Train Services

Discounts:

  • We’re sorry but we’re unable to offer any discounts for this service

Tickets:

  • Tickets are valid for the date and time specified on the ticket only

Children:

  • We welcome children 14yrs and over on this service. We regret that it isn’t suitable for babies and children under the age of 14. All children must be fully supervised and remain in their seats throughout the journey

Facilties:

  • There are toilets at Sheffield Park Station and on the train for this service

Parking:

  • There is free parking at Sheffield Park Station

Accessibility:

  • Because of the age and design of the carriages used for this service, we regret we are currently unable to accommodate wheelchair-bound passengers. We will be introducing a wheelchair accessible carriage later in the year
  • If you or a member of your party have mobility issues and would like to travel during this event, please call our Customer Service Team on 01825 720800 who will be happy to discuss your requirements with you.
  • Accessible toilets are available at each station, but we regret we have no “Changing Places” toilets, or accessible toilets on our trains

Seating:

  • Seating is at tables and these are automatically allocated by our booking system.
  • We do not allocate tables for use by more than one party.
  • If you are booking for a large group, the automatic seating process may not seat you all in the same carriage. If you would like to book for a large group and be seated in the same carriage, please email our Customer Service Team at bookings@bluebell-railway.com or call on 01825 720800 (10am-3pm)

Dogs:

  • We’re sorry but no dogs, other than registered assistance dogs, are allowed on this service