The Christmas Belle

Make the festive period extra-special and enjoy a delicious Christmas lunch in luxury and style aboard the beautiful Wealden Rambler dining carriages at the Bluebell Railway in Sussex.

Always a warm welcome at the heritage railway, your steam-heated and tastefully decorated vintage carriage boasts generous and comfortable seating at tables for two, three or four.

Starting at Sheffield Park, a two-course traditional Christmas lunch and pudding will be served over a return journey of 1 hour 45 minutes to East Grinstead. A vegetarian option is also available.

In line with current Government guidelines, we recommend visitors wear a face covering in crowded indoor and outdoor areas. From 30 November, visitors are required to wear a face covering while visiting our Gift Shop at Sheffield Park (unless exempt). Please see the Government’s website for further information.

Groups welcome! Your club or work / office Christmas party will be one to remember as you sit back and relax in extraordinary surroundings. Drink in the nostalgia of the days of steam and Christmas past while you journey through the High Weald, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Good food, good friends and good times!


To cater for dietary requirements, we are pleased to offer a choice of either Traditional or Vegetarian menus (Gluten free options of both menus are also available) – please select your choice of menu during the booking process.

Please note:

  • Owing to the restrictions and constraints within our heritage vehicles, we regret we are unable to offer alternatives or variances to the published menus
  • Owing to ongoing supply problems within the food industry, substitutions may be necessary at short notice

Traditional menu

Festive roast turkey
with roasted chestnut and root vegetable cassoulet


Traditional Christmas pudding
with brandy sauce


Vegetarian menu

Field mushroom, thyme and leek pie
with roasted chestnut and root vegetable cassoulet


Traditional Christmas pudding
with brandy sauce


  • 2 December 2021
  • 3 December 2021
  • 8 December 2021
  • 9 December 2021

All services depart at 12pm.


Table for 2 – £80.00   |   Table for 3 – £120.00   |   Table for 4 – £160.00

(£40.00 per person)

Visit our Christmas section for all 2021 festive events