Our 5 star hygiene rated Buffer Stop Café is located at Alston station right on the platform, providing good quality homemade food. Local produce is the norm and our cake selection baked here by Shirley and her team are a favourite amongst visitors and personnel alike. The menu varies throughout the season to reflect the weather and of course can be eaten in the café, in our picnic areas or on the train. Depending on the time of year we have soups, sandwiches, toasties, bacon or scrambled egg rolls, fresh baked scones and cakes and more. Cold drinks, tea or freshly ground coffee tops off your meal or why not have an ice cream while you travel through stunning scenery behind our heritage steam and diesel loco’s.
In 2017 we will be delivering our brand new Crossing café located right next to the level crossing. Hot meals will be added to our menu’s along with ice cream and other tasty deserts.