Dining Trains

The "Epping Fryer", A Sunday lunchtime Ploughmans, Cream Teas, Murder Mystery Dining and Real Ale trains! 

You can choose from the following: Evening Dining | Daytime Dining | Cream TeaMurder Mystery events | Real Ale Trains


Evening Dining Trains

The Epping Fryer

The Epping Fryer

This is our Fish & Chip night and is our most popular dining train - so popular we plan to increase the number of trains during the year. If you'd rather have sausage and chips or a vegetarian option please let us know at the time of booking. The price includes a dessert which is typically ice-cream.

If you're looking for somewhere unusual to have a delicious supper of fish & chips then the Epping Ongar Railway's evening dining trains are the perfect place for you. We can cater for singles, couples, families and even larger groups who want to celebrate a special anniversary, birthday or just a great time with friends. With an onboard bar, a two-course meal and entertainment provided by our in-house magician, John Clayton, for just £25 per head for food and travel - you can have a great night out without breaking the bank.

The price includes 2 return trips by train from North Weald to Ongar, hauled by steam or diesel locomotives according to crews and locomotive availability. You can arrive from 6.30pm and the trains leave North Weald at 7pm prompt. On arrival at Ongar your main course will be served at your table. There is a bar on board. the evening ends at around 9.15pm when you arrive back at North Weald for the second time.

Drivers can claim a single free soft drink from the bar by showing us their car keys and ticket.

Dates and Booking

2020 dates to be announced.

To book, simply select the dining train and date from the options at the bottom of the page.  

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Daytime Dining Trains


We are pleased to offer a chance to enjoy either a scrumptious lunch of fish and chips or a Ploughmans Lunch, whilst you take a steam hauled journey through the Essex countryside.   

We can cater for singles, couples, families and even larger groups who want to celebrate a special anniversary, birthday or just a great time with friends. The fare of just £25 includes an all day rover ticket allowing unlimited travel all day on our heritage buses and steam and diesel train services, a fish and chip or Ploughmans lunch on board the train, and a free alcoholic or non alcoholic drink from our on train bar. The fish and chip lunch will be served at 13.15 upon arrival of the steam hauled service from North Weald; the Ploughman's lunch will be served upon departure of the 13.00 steam hauled service from North Weald. 

The Epping Fryer Essex Ploughman

Dates and booking

2020 dates to be announced.

To book, simply select the dining train and date from the options at the bottom of the page. 

Fish and Chips

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A Cream Tea Special? 


We are pleased to offer a chance to enjoy a delicious cream tea whilst you relax and take a steam hauled journey through the Essex countryside. 

We can cater for singles, couples, families and even larger groups who want to celebrate a special anniversary, birthday or just a great time with friends. The fare of just £25 includes an all day rover ticket allowing unlimited travel all day on our heritage buses and steam and diesel train services, a cream tea (a scone, clotted cream, jam and, of course, tea) on board the train.

The cream tea will be served at 14:50 on board the 15:00 steam hauled departure from North Weald.

2020 dates are still to be announced. 

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How about a Murder Mystery Dining experience? 

Morse and Miss Marple could do it, can you? We are pleased to offer two murder mystery dining trains; as well as a meal on board the train can you interogate the suspects and work out who the culprit is? Follow the links for further details and bookings. 

Follow the links for further details and to book.

2020 dates to be announced

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Real Ale Trains

Whilst they don't offer an inclusive dining option, we also run several evening Real Ale trains with a selection of ales available from our on-train Flag and Whistle bar! Travel tickets include heritage bus connections from Epping and, on certain dates, Shenfield, meaning you can leave the car at home! 

Details of each date will be on our events page nearer the time.

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