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Afternoon teas

We think a visit to a heritage railway and and an afternoon tea served on vintage china make the perfect partnership and with an afternoon tea at STR there are lots of options to choose from.

With a Tea along the Tracks package, your afternoon tea will be served to you as you travel through the stunning South Tyne Valley on a train hauled by one of our vintage locomotives. You can admire the view as you sip your glass of fizz and wait for your chosen loose leaf tea to brew. Tea along the tracks trains run on Wednesdays at 3p.m from May 27th 2020 to September 30th 2020 and there is an additional train on April 8th. Pre book via our special events page or call us if you would like to purchase a voucher.

Our Afternoon Tea and Train ride package gives you a little more flexibility over the timings of your day. You can ride on any timetabled train and choose a time to enjoy your afternoon tea which will be served in The Crossing Cafe at Alston station either before or after your ride. Simply buy your afternoon tea from our website and we will contact you to confirm times and dates.

And of course there’s no need to ride on the train at all! Afternoon teas are always available to pre-book in the Crossing Cafe.

Note: All of our afternoon teas must be prebooked.