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Eating & Drinking

Grab a cuppa or choose from our wide range of snacks.

The Buffer Stop Café

The Buffer Stop Café is the railway’s largest eatery and is located within the station building at Clayton West. Serving a variety of fresh, seasonal, locally-sourced produce, the Buffer Stop Café can cater to all needs and has a specials board which changes daily. Well-behaved dogs are permitted in the café.

KLR Tea & Cake

Treat yourself to a slice of delicious cake from the Buffer Stop Café selection alongside a freshly made pot of tea, coffee or a regular hot chocolate – ONLY £4 per person!

Shelley Tea Room

Located at the Shelley terminus station, the Shelley Tea Room is a small, cosy café offering panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

The Tea Room offers a selection of drinks, snacks and light refreshments.

During special event days, the barbecue outside the Tea Room will be open and offering a delicious selection of hot food, sourced from the local area.

Please note that Shelley Tea Room and barbecue accept CASH ONLY at the present time.

Picnic Areas

Should you wish to eat al-fresco, or bring your own hearty packed lunch with you, picnic areas are available outside both Clayton West and Shelley Stations.

With an abundance of outdoor seating and tables, you can watch the world go by whilst satisfying those rumbling tummies.

Afternoon Tea

You are cordially invited to join us for Afternoon Tea in the Buffer Stop Cafe at Clayton West.

Our Afternoon Tea comprises of a delicious selection of fresh finger sandwiches, scones served with butter, fresh cream and fruity jam, sweet treats and cakes, served with your choice of freshly brewed tea or coffee.

  • Afternoon Tea for one person - £10
  • Afternoon Tea for two people - £18

Whilst you'll be at the railway anyway, why not upgrade and include a train ride too?

  • Afternoon Tea & train ride for one person - £16
  • Afternoon Tea & train ride for two people - £30

Or, if you’re not quite hungry enough for a full Afternoon Tea, you could choose our Cream Tea option instead. Cream Tea comprises of scones, fresh cream with fruity jam, served with your choice of freshly brewed tea or coffee.

  • Cream Tea & train ride for two people - £20

Advance booking is required (at least 24 hours’ notice) – please call the railway on 01484 865727 to check availability and reserve your slot!

Afternoon/Cream Teas are not available during Special Event periods. Please check with the railway for exclusions.

Train rides will be part of the scheduled service on general operating days.

Our Afternoon Teas are also available to purchase as a gift – please see the Gifts & Experiences page for further details

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