COVID UPDATE, Nov 2020, It is with great sadness that we confirm our entire Santa Special 2020 season and all Wealden Pullman services during December have now been cancelled - an extremely difficult and emotional decision.
Wealden Pullman Lunch
The Wealden Pullman, introduced in 1974, forms the perfect venue to celebrate a special occasion. Your meal is carefully prepared onboard and served by authentically attired Pullman Attendants whilst the train gently winds its way along the Rother Valley. Dining carriages include two historic Pullman Cars dating from the 1920's and a 1930's First Class carriage built for the Southampton Ocean Liner traffic. Each perfectly captures the atmosphere and style for which travel by Pullman train became renowned. Thus the finest traditions of the Pullman Car Company are maintained for your enjoyment and as a reminder of a more elegant age.
The Wealden Pullman is staffed by a team of dedicated volunteers, who take great pride in recreating levels of service seldom enjoyed in today's busy world. Enjoy a complimentary aperitif whilst you admire the carefully restored steam locomotive or explore the intricate marquetry panelling in Pullman Car ‘Barbara'. Take your seat and savour the moment as the train gently departs on its relaxing journey.......
A traditional three course roast Lunch is served on most Sunday afternoons between April & October. Especially popular for birthdays and family celebrations, the Wealden Pullman is at Northiam Station from 12.30pm. Join us for a complimentary aperitif whilst you chat to your fellow guests and admire the lovingly restored carriages. Liveried Pullman Attendants will be pleased to show you to your reserved table and provide any beverages required.
Following departure at 1.00pm, your meal is silver served as the train steams to Bodiam - look out for the beautiful castle just a few hundred yards from the station. On arrival, the locomotive will "run round" the train in preparation for the journey to Tenterden, passing through Northiam again on the way. Enjoy the ever changing aspect from your window: wildlife abounds in the peaceful Rother Valley. The locomotive runs around again at Tenterden before returning the train to Northiam, reached at 3.20pm.
Tickets may be purchased in person from our Tenterden booking office or by telephoning 01580 765155 between 10.00am - 5.00pm Monday - Friday and 9.00am - 2.00pm at weekends.
£74.50 including rail fare, three course meal and an aperitif on arrival
March 2020, 22, 29
April 2020, 19, 26
May 2020, 10, 31
June 2020, 7, 14, 21
July 2020, 5, 12, 19, 26
August 2020, 2, 9, 16, 23
September 2020, 6, 20, 27
October 2020, 4, 11, 18, 25
November 2020, 1