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East Somerset Railway

Cranmore Railway Station | Cranmore, Shepton Mallet BA4 4QP, England
+44 1749 880417
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Christmas present cream tea, first class.

On a very wet Saturday afternoon in July, we took advantage of our Christmas voucher, and spent... read more

Reviewed yesterday
EileenF31187
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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
Scent of steam

We found this attraction by accident having done the West Somerset Railway. It is a fun quirky... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Michael L
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Egham, United Kingdom
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A Trip Back In Time Come and meet our friendly staff and take a relaxing ride on our heritage steam train through the beautiful Mendip Countryside. The return journey takes approximately 40 minutes and is a 5 mile round trip. You pay once and you can ride the trains all day! As well as riding the train you can visit our engine shed and workshop and see our restoration projects up close, while away an hour or so chatting away to our very knowledgeable volunteers. We also have a signal box and miniature railway (these are only open on specific dates), small museum, a big shop and cafe serving delicious homemade meals each day we are in steam. We also offer Cream Teas, High Teas and Sunday Lunches on specific dates which need to be booked in advance as they do sell out very quickly. Our season runs from March to October and then we run our Santa Specials in December.
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  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“signal box” (16 reviews)
“mendip vale” (14 reviews)
“cream tea” (15 reviews)
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Cranmore Railway Station | Cranmore, Shepton Mallet BA4 4QP, England
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Reviewed yesterday

On a very wet Saturday afternoon in July, we took advantage of our Christmas voucher, and spent time there. We had a toasted tea cake and a pot of tea in the cafe, then a trip on the train to see the views, in case...More

Thank EileenF31187
Reviewed 3 days ago

We found this attraction by accident having done the West Somerset Railway. It is a fun quirky and very interesting railway to visit, the full size train is a short ride through a valley with some lovely views, this is great with children as they...More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 4 days ago

As a birthday present I gave my husband a ride on the steam train while enjoying a cream tea. Sunday 16th arrived and he had a wonderful time riding several trains prior to the cream tea ride. He enjoyed looking over all of the area...More

Thank BarbaraNorthcott
Reviewed 4 days ago

The East Somerset Railway is a small stretch of line but with lots going on. We arrived about 10 o'clock and there was lots going on. We had coffee in the station cafe. As the first train was at eleven we spent some time talking...More

Thank Liz A
Reviewed 6 days ago

Bought this as a birthday present for my partner which we enjoyed two weeks ago. The meal was delicious and all the staff friendly and helpful. My partner loved the experience and we would recommend.

Thank Maggie B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on the steam train for the cream tea on Wednesday at 3.30pm and it was perfect :-) we arranged plain scones when we booked which they said was no trouble at all It's only a short railway line but we really enjoyed it...More

Thank donna t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I bought my husband an experience day out for Christmas. we picked a really good day. There was lots to see at the station, unfortunately the signal box wasn't open. It's a shame the train ride isn't longer but it was fine. The cafe was...More

Thank shirley h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great little railway, very friendly people running it. Station cafe was good ,had three rides up and down the line throughout the day,the last trip was the cream tea which was a really nice experience. Would go again and can reccomend.

Thank K S
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Steam trains running every 90 minutes, out and back for about 45 minutes.Staff were friendly and informative. There was a well stocked model shop, the railway shop, and a restaurant. WE partook of a meal which well cooked and presented. A reasonable price as well....More

Thank barneytiffy
Susie J, Commercial Officer at East Somerset Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello barneytiffy Thank you for your lovely review and all your positive comments, we are so glad you had a great time with us and hope we get to see you again soon. I hope you got to see the newly restored IVATT 41313 which...More

Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

This trip was booked as a Valentine's Day present for my husband. The staff, food and service were excellent. We started of with a pint of cider, pâté starter, roast beef and chocolate tart followed by coffee. My only criticism of this trip is that...More

Thank luv2travel7273
Susie J, Commercial Officer at East Somerset Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello luv2travel7273 Thank you for your lovely review and glad you had a great time with us. I have passed your comments re the music to our on board Manager who will endeavour to play some nostalgic music for future trips. Kind regards

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Elaine F
28 December 2015|
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Response from Susie J | Property representative |
Hello There I am so sorry for the very late response, I obviously missed it when you first posted it. The line is 2.5 miles long and the return journey takes approximately 40 minutes. It starts at Cranmore and goes to... More
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