The Quantock Belle operates on the scenic West Somerset Railway between Bishops Lydeard (near Taunton) and Minehead, recreating that wonderful, nostalgic atmosphere of the great days of steam. Our diners enjoy good food and excellent company as the train wends its way through the beautiful Quantock Hills, past the ancient port of Watchet and along the coast to Blue Anchor Bay.
The Quantock Belle operates on a limited number of dates each year and is extremely popular. Advance booking is therefore mandatory. Your fare includes:
Return travel at your reserved dining table;
A three-course meal with tea or coffee served during the journey;
Value Added Tax, as applicable.
A comprehensive bar service, including a varied wine list and soft drinks, is provided to your table by our attentive liveried stewards throughout the day and charged towards the end of your return journey.
DATES FOR 2019
SUNDAY LUNCH SERVICES:
31st March (Mother’s Day)
14th & 21st April
16th June (Father’s Day)
MIDWEEK SUMMER LUNCHES:
3rd, 17th, 31st July
SATURDAY EVENING DINNERS:
6th, 20th July
10th, 24th August
8th, 15th, 22nd December
At almost 400ft deep and 3 miles long, this is England’s largest gorge, and with its weathered crags and pinnacles, one of our most spectacular natural sites.
It plays host to a varied community of specialized plants and wildlife, many of which you’ll get to spot on this exhilarating circular walk.
This is a moderate 5 mile route along paths. Several stiles and kissing gates, rough walking in sections and some steep climbs.
Pay and Display car parks on both sides of The Gorge, so plenty of parking close by.
For more information and directions, click on the link – https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cheddar-gorge/trails/cheddar-gorge-walk
This is a walk along country footpaths that is very steep at the top, where some steps are included. This walk is not for the faint hearted but if you make the effort the rewards are spectacular.
There are two routes up the lower slopes of the hill, one starting at the Church and the other starting from Manor Farm.
Catch your breath, and take in the stunning views. You can walk all around the top of the knoll, where you can see the grassy remains of the Iron Age hill fort, Ordinance Survey and Queens Golden Jubilee markers.
Discover one of the great landmarks of the Somerset coastline on this scenic coastal walk across Brean Down.
Standing over 300ft high and extending 1.5 miles into the Bristol Channel, the Down is steeped in intriguing stories, from prehistoric worship to Second World War weapon testing. It’s also renowned for its wildlife, so keep a look out for a great variety of birds, plants and butterflies whilst on route.
Visit the national trust website for more information – https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/brean-down/trails/brean-down-coastal-walk