The Quantock Belle

Dining Experience

The photograph of the Quantock Belle above is with kind permission of Chance Encounter, a film raising funds for Hope for Tomorrow.

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(See below for Children)

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Whatever the occasion may be – a special anniversary or birthday celebration, a cosy dinner for two, or a Sunday lunch out – we are sure you will find dining on the Quantock Belle a delightful and memorable experience.

The service operates on the scenic West Somerset Railway between Bishops Lydeard (near Taunton) and Minehead, recreating that wonderful, nostalgic atmosphere of the great days of steam.  Our diners enjoy good food and excellent company as the train winds its way through the beautiful Quantock Hills, past the ancient port of Watchet and along the coast to Blue Anchor Bay.

The Quantock Belle operates on a number of dates and is extremely popular. Advance booking is therefore required.

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Your fare includes:

  • Return Travel
  • A Four Course Meal (see menu below)
  • A Reserved Table
  • Tea & Coffee

In addition we:

  • Have a licensed bar with wine and soft drinks (at extra cost)
  • Have vegetarian options
  • Have dairy--free options
  • Have gluten-free options
  • For your dietary requirements please contact us direct on 07799 066 638 / 01643 841367

A comprehensive bar service, including a varied wine list and soft drinks, is provided to your table by our attentive liveried stewards throughout the day and charged towards the end of your return journey.

For dietary requirements please see the menu below and make contact at or prior to booking to make sure we cater for your needs.

We arrive at Minehead on conclusion of your main course, where the locomotive will detach and run round, the service will leave Minehead at 14.30 allowing 30 minutes to explore the station including  the buffer stop shop and turntable cafe. Dessert is served soon after we set off again, followed by a continuous tea and coffee service.

We are confident you will have a wonderful and memorable day out with us and we look forward to seeing you on "the QB" soon.

Train timings - Our train times here are guidelines only, accurate timings will be shown here on or the booking page once known. Correct timings will also be printed on the physical ticket which will be posted to you no later than 2 weeks before your journey.

Sunday Luncheon - Board at Bishops Lydeard at 12.00, departing at 12.35, your service will return from Minehead at 14.30.

Menu & Pricing

  • £60 per person (tickets sold in tables of 2 and tables of 4)
  • Sunday lunch menus feature a roast of the day, and three courses.
  • All dietary requirments must be pre-ordered by phone, please contact Claire on 07799066638.
  • All passengers are required to dress smartly and are respectfully advised that T-shirts, shorts, sportswear, jeans and trainers are not permitted

Children (Under 13)

Please note that children under the age of 13 are only permitted in the family friendly coach (Aries) on the Quantock Belle. There is limited seating in our family friendly carriage therefore tickets for this service must be booked separately.

Tickets for this service are sold in multiples of 2 and are for people who wish to bring children under the age of 13 onto the Quantock Belle.

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