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Railway Event:Fish & Chip Lunches! at Spa Valley Railway

Railway Event, from 4 Oct 2020

Spa Valley Railway

Spa Valley Railway


Spa Valley Railway


West Station,
Tunbridge Wells,

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Sat 19 Sep - Sun 25 Oct Steam Train Rides in September & October!
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Sun 4 Oct Fish & Chip Lunches!
Sat 10 Oct Gin & Steam!
Sun 11 Oct Afternoon Tea


British tradition and heritage trains!
At the Spa Valley Railway we have been operating Fish and Chip Lunch trains for many years and they now have an extremely popular reputation amongst the local population and also from afar, we attract a lot of coach parties to our Fish and Chip lunches and can accommodate them privately on other operating days too.

Following a period of closure during COVID-19 we are once again operating our popular Fish & Chip Lunch trains, under different conditions to our previous trains to ensure we can maintain Social Distancing and be COVID secure.

What’s on offer?
Join the train from 11:40 at Tunbridge Wells West and at 11:55 the train will set off for Eridge. Whilst on your journey you will enjoy a freshly prepared Fish and Chip lunch for the return trip. You will return to Tunbridge Wells West for approximately 13:00. There will be a break at Eridge for you to see the steam locomotive and access the station.

What has changed?

To ensure we maintain Social Distancing and are COVID secure we will be using two 'Open' carriages which have an aisle down the centre. Passengers will be sat 1m+ from other passengers with protective screens being provided between the bays of seats.
On train toilets and a walk-up-bar service will not be available and you will be asked to board and disembark in a certain order. Toilets will be available at Tunbridge Wells West and Eridge along with hand sanitisation points at both stations.
On-board catering staff will be wearing additional PPE, they will be wearing masks when they need to approach your bay of seats and will wear gloves when handling anything that we need to put on your table (i.e. a drink). All staff have been briefed on the need to routinely wash their hands and they will have access to our handwashing facilities in bar car 'Kate'.
A limited drinks menu will be available, and glassware will not be provided, instead disposable cups/wine glasses will be available.
Hot drinks will be available in disposable cups and not the usual crockery.
The dessert is a slice of Victoria Sponge Cake. These are pre-packed.
Napkins, pre-packed cutlery and a limited supply of tomato sauce, tartar sauce, salt, pepper and vinegar will be provided on your table.
High Rocks station is closed.
It is not possible to break your journey at Eridge and return on a later train.
You will be required to wear a face covering when on our stations, in our buildings and when not consuming food or drink.
Menu choices (one option per person):

Cod & Chips
Plain Sausage & Chips
Gluten-Free Battered Cod & Chips
Veggie Burger & Chips

Slice of Victoria Sponge Cake
If you have any special dietary requirements, we must be made aware at the time of booking, menu options must be chosen during the booking process which does include a gluten free or a vegetarian option. It is impossible for us to alter the menu on the day.

We regret that due to the nature of the 1960s carriages we cannot accommodate wheelchair users on these dining experiences. The changes we have made due to COVID-19 are different and we are working in a new normal, unfortunately we cannot provide you with the original up close and personal experience at the moment. We are extremely limited on what we are able to do, and we appreciate your understanding and co-operation with this necessary change that are out of our control.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 4 Oct 2020
Sun 25 Oct 2020



See location of Spa Valley Railway on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TQ 590439  Lat: 51.17285 Long: 0.27381

West Station is adjacent to Sainsbury's off A26 Eridge Road. Frequent local bus services connect to the town centre and mainline stations.
Eridge station is shared with Southern's London Bridge - Uckfield line.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Eridge / Tunbridge Wells station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups