Selected Saturdays & Sundays throughout 2013
Elegance, Quality and Style. . .
...a journey aboard ‘The White Rose Pullman’ and ‘The West Riding Limited’.
Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, or other special occasion or you just simply want to treat yourself, The White Rose Pullman and The West Riding Limited offer a unique and unforgettable dining experience that you can enjoy with family and friends.
These trains operate throughout the year on selected Saturdays and Sundays using our superbly restored, original 1930s Pullman Carriages ‘Ann’ and ‘Mary’ and the exclusive ‘Jubilee Bar’ lounge/dining car.
...the Pullman Car Company was formed in 1882 and named after the Pullman concept pioneered in the United States by the American railroader George Pullman. The company entered into contracts with the railway companies to operate Pullman services over their lines.
The introduction of Pullman Cars to Great Britain heralded an era of luxury travel for railway passengers, epitomised by famous trains such as the ‘Golden Arrow’, ‘Tees Tyne Pullman’ and the ‘Brighton Belle’.
Pullman trains offered more luxurious accommodation than ordinary mainline trains and customers were treated to an outstanding level of service on board. The immaculate Umber and Cream colored carriages were a sight to behold and Pullman was the only way to travel.
The Keighley and Worth Valley Railways’ own ‘White Rose Pullman’ and ‘West Riding Limited’ dining services have been operating in the finest traditions of the Pullman Car Company and recreating the luxury travel of days gone by for over twenty five years.
Your table awaits... ...fresh flowers, starched linen, and glittering glassware greet you as you board the train. Take your seats and savour the atmosphere as you enjoy a drink from our wide selection at the onboard bar, including fine wines, hand pulled beers and soft drinks.
Sit back and relax in your sumptuous seat as you experience a leisurely steam hauled journey, with stunning Bronte Country scenery slipping past your picture window, whilst enjoying a fabulous, freshly prepared meal.
Excite your taste buds... ...a delicious four course Sunday luncheon or six course Saturday evening dinner is served on board. Each train features a different table d’hôte menu created by our team of chefs, freshly prepared and cooked on board, using the finest seasonal produce.
Our menus include something for everyone. We use only locally produced meats and our vegetarian choices are so interesting that some 'meat eaters' often try them. Guests with special dietary requirements can usually be accommodated with advanced notice and we are always happy to discuss individual requirements.
Due to the limited space in our on train Kitchen Car and to ensure that we provide the highest level of quality, the menu for your selected train will be sent to you in advance. We request that your selections for each course should be advised no later than seven days prior to the departure date.
'The West Riding Limited' - Sunday Luncheon Trains - £44 per person.
(The train is available for boarding from 1.10pm for departure from Oxenhope station at 1.30pm)
Take your table in one of our period dining carriages and be transported back to a golden age. Our attentive, liveried stewards serve you a traditional four course Sunday lunch, whist the train makes two leisurely round trips through the picturesque Bronte countryside.
The cost per person is £44. This includes the four course lunch and day rover ticket, which offers unlimited travel on the Railway on the day of your visit as well as free entry into the two museums at Ingrow West station. Why not explore the Worth Valley and enjoy a truly unique day out with the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.
The West Riding Limited operates on the following dates:
'The White Rose Pullman' - Saturday Evening Dining Trains - £72 per person
(The train is available for boarding from 7pm for departure from Oxenhope station at 7.30pm)
Enjoy a complimentary aperitif and canapés as you take a stroll along the gas lit platform, at our award winning Oxenhope station, before taking your seats in one of our luxurious period dining cars.
Bask in the romantic glow from your table lamp as our attentive, liveried stewards serve you a delicious six course meal along with fine world wines and hand pulled beers. The stunning Bronte countryside glides past your picture window during the two, steam hauled, round trips along the Worth Valley line. As the train makes its final trip up the valley, with the sound of the engine echoing back from the surrounding hills, the sun sets on a magical evening that will almost certainly be remembered forever.
The cost per person is £72. This includes aperitif and canapés on arrival, six course dinner, entertainment and a day rover travel ticket, which offers unlimited travel on the Railway on the day of your visit as well as free entry into the two museums at Ingrow West station. Why not explore the Worth Valley and enjoy a truly unique day out with the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.
The White Rose Pullman operates on the following dates:
16th March - 'The Irish Mail' - MENU
On the eve of St Patrick’s Day, step on board ‘The Irish Mail’ and take a magical journey to the emerald isle! Our Chefs have created a menu which features Irish classics alongside new dishes made from traditional Irish ingredients. Live musical entertainment will be provided by the fabulous Irish four piece band ‘WHISKEY GROGG’.
• 6th July - 'Midsummer Murder on the Orient Express' -MENU
Take a journey back to the roaring 1920’s and the glamour of long distance luxury rail travel. As our chefs take you on a culinary trip across Europe, with a menu featuring dishes from different European countries, a murder takes place on board! Who will be the next victim? And who committed the heinous crimes? As the evening unfolds, give any famous detective a run for his money, and try to solve the mysterious murders.
• 21st September - 'The Swinging 60s' - MENU
This is a train that will certainly avoid the Beeching cuts! Step on board for a groovy night of free love, fabulous food and fantastic music. The menu features our chefs own take on some typical 60’s dishes and live musical entertainment will be provided by the amazing Bootleg Sixties tribute band!
Important Information... Please note the following:
- The Saturday Evening Dining Trains are operated as fundraising trains for the KWVR CHARITABLE TRUST - The Trust, registered charity number 1032933.
- Catering and service on board The White Rose Pullman and The West Riding Limited are provided by White Rose Canal Cruises.
- Prices per person include food, travel and, where advertised, a drink on arrival and entertainment. All other drinks must be purchased separately and are not included in the price. Entertainment on our 6th July Murder Mystery evening is provided by 'Its Murder'.
- Normal KWVR Conditions of Carriage apply.