Afternoon Tea on a Steam Train at the Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway – Departs Bo’ness Station at 14.10
2020 Afternoon Dates – cancelled for 2020, details for 2021 in progress
It is with regret that in light of the Covid-19 pandemic we will not be opening the Railway or Museum to visitors before the end of September 2020 and therefore will not be serving Afternoon Tea on a Steam Train in 2020.
We are disappointed but our primary concern is to protect our volunteers, staff and visitors. There is more information here.
Customers who have pre-booked Afternoon Tea will be contacted individually by email or phone from 1 June. We would be grateful if you could be as patient as possible as we have reduced staffing levels.
If you have Gift Vouchers for 2020 they will be extended for use in 2021. Please hold on to them and we will honour them for any booking in 2021.
We will be able to offer this once again and have left the details below for your information.
Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea of sandwiches, cakes and scones with clotted cream and jam served with a pot of coffee or tea aboard a lovingly restored steam train most Saturday and Sundays and Tuesdays from April to October 2020.
Named as one of VisitBritain’s Top Unusual and Instagrammable Afternoon Teas, visitors enjoyed their experience as the reviews below show.
“… yesterday’s afternoon tea was a complete success for my 60th birthday. In fact it was just perfect in every way. Everyone enjoyed the experience and they all commented on the quality of the food as first class…”
“…we enjoyed our afternoon tea and train ride. Everything was just perfect, especially the tea…very impressed with the quality and presentation of the food, highly recommended.”
Exact contents may vary from the photo above but will always be a selection of delicious cakes, scones and sandwiches.
Price for Afternoon Tea in 2020 is £24.00 per person which includes train travel.
Afternoon Tea Gift Vouchers 2020 – extended to 2021
If you have Gift Vouchers for 2020 they will be extended for use in 2021.Please hold on to them and we will honour them for any booking in 2021.
We are not selling any further Afternoon Tea Gift Vouchers at present for 2021 as space is limited. Should things change we will update this page on our website.
Your train travel ticket is valid all day, so why not enjoy the rest of your day with us. Download an idea of how you can spend your day with us here.
Special Occasion? Why not bring a bottle and enjoy a glass of fizz on the move? We do not supply this with your afternoon tea but you are welcome to bring your own along on the day.
Please note: Discount vouchers, complimentary tickets, Premier Life membership cards, Annual membership cards & vouchers and other discount passes are valid to purchase train travel tickets but cannot be redeemed against the Afternoon Tea. Please ask for more details when booking.
“This hidden gem is only 40 minutes drive from Glasgow and Edinburgh. The staff are really friendly and looked after us as we boarded a beautiful steam train, we saw heritage diesels too. The sights, smells and sounds really took us back in time. After a browse around the excellent Museum of Scottish Railways and a bite to eat in the Station Buffet we all agreed we would recommend it to everyone and we would definitely be back.”
Mr P Gray, Falkirk
The Scottish Railway Preservation Society
Operators of Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway and Museum of Scottish Railways
Scottish Charity No. SC002375