Modern Afternoon Tea

Sit Back & Relax with a Steam Hauled Afternoon Tea.

Afternoon tea’ refers to a quintessentially British tradition established by Anna, the Duchess of Bedford, in the 19th century. When first introduced, the practice of sitting down for afternoon tea wasn’t seen as a treat. In fact, it had a very practical purpose – to fill the gap between lunch and dinner.

The tradition of Afternoon Tea dates back more than 200 years, to a time before steam-powered train travel was not even invented. Now that the steam age has been and gone, both are celebrated on the Keighley & Worth Valley!

£35 per person for the Restaurant Car, 11:40 & 14:25 boarding.
£40 per person for the Pullman Car, 12:30 & 15:15 boarding.

Boarding of the dining train is at Keighley or Oxenhope Station; please ensure you arrive here 20 minutes before the departure time of your slot.

DATES

Monday 26th August
Sunday 22nd September
£35.00/£40.00
per person

EVENT INFORMATION

Enjoy an Afternoon Tea as part of your visit to the Keighley and Worth Valley this year.

Your ticket includes unlimited travel on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway for the day and a slot on our steam-hauled dining train to enjoy our finest Yorkshire Afternoon Tea.

  • Our finest Afternoon Tea on our steam-hauled train.
  • A Day Rover for the day of your booking with unlimited travel to explore the railway and visit the stations and two accredited museums at Railstory.
  • Enjoy a glass of fizz or Orange juice followed by a beautifully laid out Afternoon Tea served by our attentive waiting staff. 

Boarding of the dining train is at Keighley Station, where there are strong transport links with the mainline connections to Leeds, Bradford & Skipton or Oxenhope Station, with a large free car park & a stone’s throw away from Haworth; please ensure you arrive here 20 minutes before the departure time of your slot.

All are served with a Glass of Prosecco upon arrival (or fresh Orange juice) and unlimited Yorkshire tea & coffee throughout the journey.

Modern Afternoon Tea

Our menu also caters to Vegans and gluten-free diets on The Dining Trains. We cannot accommodate any other food intolerances or dietary requirements.

SAVOURY

  • Freshly Cut Finger Sandwiches, Smoked Salmon and Herb Soft Cheese, Raw Slaw with Chutney, Pulled Pork & Rocket and Roast Beef & Horseradish.
  • Demerara baked Fruit Scones with Raspberry Jam and Clotted Cream.
  • Chocolate Ganache Tart, Fruit and Cream Delice, Crème Patisserie Profiteroles, Citrus Meringue Clouds
  • Sweet Chilli Chicken Kebabs and Traditional Pork Pies
  • Yorkshire Tea or Fresh Coffee

This is a sample menu. While we will aim to offer the menu as on the website, we reserve the right to substitute any items without prior notice that meet the same dietary requirements.

  • Scones, Jam Portions, Vegan Spread Portions and Gingerbread Train
  • Salted Caramel & Chocolate Tart, Rocky Road, Tiffin, Chocolate Covered Strawberries and Macarons
  • Vegetable Kebabs, Vegan Sausage Rolls, Sweet Chilli-Dip, Sandwiches, Rocket Leaves and Cherry Tomatoes

This is a sample menu. While we will aim to offer the menu as on the website, we reserve the right to substitute any items without prior notice that meet the same dietary requirements.

  • Scones, Jam, Clotted Cream and Cookies
  • Salted Caramel & Chocolate Tart, Rocky Road, Tiffin, Citrus Meringue Clouds and Macarons
  • Chicken Kebabs, Sausage Rolls, Sweet Chilli-dip, Sandwiches, Rocket Leaves and Cherry Tomatoes

This is a sample menu. While we will aim to offer the menu as on the website, we reserve the right to substitute any items without prior notice that meet the same dietary requirements.

£35 per person for the Restaurant Car, 11:40 & 14:25 boarding.
£40 per person for the Pullman Car, 12:30 & 15:15 boarding.

Each ticket includes an Unlimted Travel Day Rover, Classic Afternoon Tea and entry to Two-Accredited Museums.

Assistance Dogs are welcome onboard.

Table Service
During your on-train dining experience, you can order drinks from the bar, including bottled beer, prosecco and selected spirits & wine.

Oxenhope Station
The Buffet Car situated at the station will be open, serving hot & cold drinks and sandwiches, pies and sweet treats. The unique tearoom is the perfect viewing spot for trains arriving & departing into the station while looking out over the yard full of our historic carriages,

Oakworth Station
Sit a while and enjoy a nice cup of tea outside the historic station’s Tea Hut, then explore the Goods Yard or the trains passing through the station. Enjoy the spirit of a true country station and the open spaces of the Worth Valley, as well as top-quality teas, snacks, and confectionary.

Keighley Station
On the platform at Keighley Station, there is a well-stocked refreshment bar serving hot & cold drinks, sandwiches, pies and sweet treats.

The Yorkshire Afternoon Tea has different departure times; check your booking, and if you are unsure, please get in touch.
Your Afternoon Tea departure is a round trip so that you can enjoy your treat. Please ensure you arrive 20 minutes before departure time.

  Notes:
Oxenhope d
1000
1050
1140
1230
1335
1425
1515
1600
1645
Haworth  d
1006
1056
1146
1236
1341
1431
1521
1606
1651
Oakworth d
1009
1059
1149
1239
1344
1434
1524
1609
1654
Damems d
1013x
1103x
1153x
1243x
1348x
1438x
1528x
1613x
1658x
Ingrow West d
1016
1106
1156
1246
1351
1441
1531
1616
1701
Keighley a
1025
1115
1205
1255
1400
1450
1540
1625
1710
  Notes:
Keighley d
1050
1140
1230
1335
1425
1515
1600
1645
1730
Ingrow West d
1056
1146
1236
1341
1431
1521
1606
1651
1736
Damems d
1100x
1150x
1240x
1345x
1435x
1525x
1610x
1655x
1740x
Oakworth d
1105
1155
1245
1350
1440
1530
1615
1700
1745
Haworth d
1110
1200
1250
1355
1445
1535
1620
1705
1750
Oxenhope a
1115
1205
1255
1400
1450
1540
1625
1710
1755
a Arrival Time
d Departure Time
x Request Stop. To board a train, inform the station staff. To alight from a train, inform the Train Guard before the train leaves the previous station.
Connections with National Rail services to Leeds, Bradford, Skipton & beyond
Alight at Ingrow for “Rail Story” museums & exhibitions.
Real Ale Bar Car conveyed on this train serving teas, coffees, soft drinks, real ale, wine and spirits. A selection of snacks and confectionary is available too.
Steam Train
Diesel Train

Car parks are available at five of the KWVR stations, and for the benefit of satellite navigation system users, the KWVR station addresses & postcodes are:

  • KEIGHLEY – Keighley Railway Station, Station Bridge, Keighley, BD21 4HP
  • INGROW – Ingrow Railway Station, South Street, Ingrow, Keighley, BD21 5AX
  • OAKWORTH – Oakworth Railway Station, Station Road, Oakworth, Keighley, BD22 0DZ
  • HAWORTH – The Railway Station, Station Road, Haworth, Keighley, BD22 8NJ
  • OXENHOPE – Oxenhope Railway Station, Station Road, Oxenhope, Keighley, BD22 9LB

You can find more information about getting the railway in the dedicated travel section.

Due to the age and delicate nature of the carriages used in Afternoon Tea services, dogs are not permitted to board.

We recognise that these dogs provide valuable assistance for the sight-impaired and those with hearing loss, epilepsy, diabetes, physical mobility problems and more. Assistance Dogs are welcome on ALL KWVR trains, for which no charge is made.