Somerset Railway Trip – Sunday 26th September 2010

Members enjoyed a trip on the Quantock Belle Dining Train service on the scenic West Somerset Railway between Bishops Lydeard (near Taunton) and Minehead, recreating the nostalgic atmosphere of the days of steam.

Diners enjoyed good food and great company as the train wound its leisurely way through the beautiful Quantock Hills past the ancient port of Watchet and along the coastline at Blue Anchor Bay.

During our journey, the attentive stewards and wine waiters provided a ‘First Class’ dining service at our tables, allowing us to relax and enjoy our trip.

A three course luncheon was served on the outward journey to Minehead, where we had the afternoon free to explore the gardens, beaches, shops or harbour of this pleasant seaside town. A Somerset Cream Tea was served on the return journey to Bishops Lydeard

We found dining on the Quantock Belle a delightful and memorable experience. If only the train to Paddington was so pleasurable.