Relish a delicious meal aboard the Dean Forest Railway!
- Adult with Gin & Tonics
- Adult with Juniper-Based Soft Drinks
Enjoy a relaxing steam train journey through the forest with two gin and tonics (or juniper-based soft drinks) from local Ross-on-Wye based Foxtail Gin Distillery, a tasting menu with a talk over our on board PA system on the history, production methods, styles and pairings of the gins, and cheese (cheddar, brie & stilton), crackers and grapes, all set up ready at your table.
The journey is designed so that you will enjoy your first drink on the journey from Norchard, north to Parkend, where there will be a short break.
As the steam then travels from Parkend direct to Lydney Junction you will be able to sample the tasting menu during the talk over the PA system, where they will let you know when to taste each gin.
After a short break at Lydney Junction, the train will then head back to Norchard, when you would partake of your second drink.
On your return to Norchard, the shop will be open for you to peruse, and there will be Foxtail Distillery gins available to purchase.
Please note that we have made changes to how we would usually run things – please check out our COVID-19 Statement for full information on what changes we’ve made to ensure compliance.
From Monday 14th September 2020, the new ‘rule of 6’ will be in place.
Mixed households may sit together in one booking but must not exceed 6 people (including all children).
A single household (or support bubble*) may exceed 6 people, but the maximum you can place in one booking is 8 due to the seating layout (note: if you have a household/support bubble* of more than 8, you will need to make two separate bookings, which can then be seated in the same half of a carriage. E.g. if your household is 9 people, you could split this into a booking of 4 and a booking of 5. There is a booking minimum of two, so you would not be able to book it as an 8 and a 1).
As per the government guidelines, you should avoid social interaction with anyone outside the group you are with, even if you see other people you know (note, by group we mean either one household/social bubble* or maximum of 6 from mixed households).
*Definition of a support bubble from the gov.uk website:
‘A support bubble is a close support network between a household with only one adult in the home (known as a single-adult household) and one other household of any size.
This is called making a ‘support bubble’.
Once you’re in a support bubble, you can think of yourself as being in a single household with people from the other household. It means you can have close contact with that household as if they were members of your own household.
Once you make a support bubble, you should not change who is in your bubble.’