The perfect spots to stop along the railway for a bite to eat, a brew or a pint.
the buffet, keighley
If you don’t have time to visit the Old Parcels Office, the Buffet is also open whenever passenger trains run. Positioned on the platform, the buffet is an old W. H. Smith bookstall; you can buy hot and cold drinks, snacks, sandwiches and sweets.
Directly alongside the Buffet is a gift shop, selling books, souvenirs and lots of little gifts.
9.30 am until 4.30 pm
The Buffet will be open on days when trains run, every weekend all year and during holidays. Have a look at the timetable to find out the running days.
The Old Parcels Office, keighley
The Old Parcels Office overlooks Keighley Station from the bridge between Platforms 3 and 4, providing the perfect location to grab a bite to eat or drink between the trains.
Throughout the day, you can sit back and relax with a choice of coffees, including tasty Gingerbread or Caramel Lattes. If you fancy Tea instead, you’ll be able to have a proper Yorkshire Brew with Taylor’s of Harrogate. Not forgetting the kids, they’ll be able to enjoy a Hot Chocolate topped with whipped cream!
The Old Parcels Office will serve meals all day to keep you fuelled up, from a light bite to a three-course meal, depending on how much fuel you need!
If you are looking for a light bite, you’ll be drawn to the Sandwiches, Salads and Jacket Potatoes with various fillings and flavours, hopefully, something for everyone. If you are after ‘something proper’, look no further than The Firebox Braised Steak or The Drivers Roast, not forgetting The Firemans Roast for the kids…
If you have worked up a thirst with all the comings and goings of Steam Trains, hand-pulled real ale, a choice of real bottled ale, lagers, and ciders will quench your thirst.
9.30 am until 5.30 pm
The Old Parcels Office ic closed at the moment and will re-open in 2024!
oakworth tea hut
Sit a while and enjoy a nice cup of tea outside the historic station’s Tea Hut and explorer 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 & confectionary.
10.00 am until 4.30 pm
The Tea Hut will re-open in March for the Steam Gala
the tea room, oxenhope
In 1982 the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway invested in an atmospheric tearoom. You can now enjoy lunch and refreshment breaks throughout the day seated in a railway carriage that used to speed along Britain’s mainline railway network. Besides top-quality tea, coffee, and other soft drinks, the tearoom offers sandwiches, pies, cakes and biscuits!
9.30 am until 4.30 pm
The Buffet Car will be open on days when trains run, every weekend all year and during holidays. Have a look at the timetable to find out the running days.
The Keighley & Worth Valley is unique because most of our trains convey a real-ale buffet car, serving real-ale from traditional hand pumps. The buffet car also serves tea, coffee and a wide selection of soft drinks & snacks – but it’s the real-ale that is the real treat for our passengers.
But how does a traditional beer barrel with sediment remain drinkable on a moving train? The beer is drawn from the cask before the journey into a specially made drum on the train, ensuring a perfect pint throughout the day. The Railway uses local breweries, and on selected weekends, there can be up to three real-ales on board – we usually try to have two at least!
You can check on the timetable to see when the On-Train bar is conveyed by looking for the coffee cup symbol in the notes section.
Members & Local Resident Car holders can enjoy a discount on it too.