Rossendale Free Press
Heritage railway to serve up fine dining
THE East Lancashire Railway (ELR) has announced its ‘Dining with Distinction’ events for
2022, to celebrate the year’s holidays and key dates.
Running throughout the year, the dining events offer food-lovers and train enthusiasts drinks, lunch and dinner on board the traditional Pullman-style carriages.
Tickets are now on sale for a host of events including the ELR’s Burns Night Dinner - complete with haggis, cranachan and shortbread. Other events for the railway include a Valentine’s Day dinner and a St George’s Day celebration - all while winding through pictureperfect scenery.
A spokesperson for the ELR said: “By stepping on board, guests will be transported back in time to raise a glass, enjoy indulgent feasts or take afternoon tea, while being hauled by a steam train through the picturesque
Irwell Valley. And there’s a Dining with Distinction experience for every taste, appetite and occasion, as those seeking new experiences can enjoy events from the four-course ‘black tie’ Premium Nights to Gin and Wine Tasting Nights and Murder Mystery Nights.
“Premium Nights at ELR are the ultimate indulgent experience, giving guests the chance to walk down a red carpet to a sparkling reception with delicious canapes, followed by a full
four-course fine dining experience, live music and table magicians on board an iconic locomotive.”
Guests can also join the heritage railway for its popular themed events, including the Italian Night Diner and the four-course Red Rose Diner, where couples or groups of friends can enjoy Lancashire’s ultimate steam train dining experience.
To find out more and book tickets, visit: www. eastlancsrailway.org.uk/ experiences.