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Churnet Valley Railway

Kingsley & Froghall Station, Froghall, Stoke-on-Trent ST10 2HA, England
+44 1538 758491
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Don't Book afternoon tea - waste of money

I booked afternoon tea for my mum and stepdad as their birthdays are a few weeks apart and I... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Lovely day and you can stop on the way

Spent the afternoon here with a trip on the train which was just a delight as it winds it's way... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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The Churnet Valley Railway, is a picturesque heritage Steam Railway that runs through Staffordshire’s Little Switzerland, the Churnet Valley. It meanders alongside the Caldon Canal and the River Churnet for a delightful nostalgic 11 mile return journey. Kingsley & Froghall Station has ample parking and disabled access and is home to the award winning traditional Tea Room plus the railways Souvenir Shop, both of which are open on running days. Consall Station has no public road access making it very quiet and isolated in its situation beside the weir on River Churnet where the canal splits from the river. Nearby are the Lime Kilns and the Black Lion Public House. At Cheddleton Station you can visit the Railway’s Engine Sheds and its small Railway Artifacts Museum. Trains run most Sundays from February to October, and full weekends from Easter as well as Wednesdays from June to September. Additional services run on all Bank Holiday Mondays and school holidays.
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Kingsley & Froghall Station, Froghall, Stoke-on-Trent ST10 2HA, England
+44 1538 758491
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I booked afternoon tea for my mum and stepdad as their birthdays are a few weeks apart and I thought it looked lovely on the website. 11 miles trip you can get off an on at your leisure and there was a picture of a...More

Thank Michelledwyer09
Management response:Responded 2 days ago

Hi There, We are sorry for your disappointment. However the train that was booked was a Cream Tea special, not Afternoon Tea, and was advertised as such hence the provision of scones, cream & jam along with the tea. The pictures online show the range...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Spent the afternoon here with a trip on the train which was just a delight as it winds it's way uphill. Stations are beautifully set out and everything kept clean and tidy by the wonderful volunteers. Stopped for a pint in one of the pubs...More

Thank Loriette
Reviewed 5 days ago

Booked this trip with a gift voucher,what a beautiful area,very interesting railway all the volunteers so friendly,track runs alongside river nad the local area has great views.

Thank 424sheila
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first visit to The Churnet Valley Railway and we were very impressed. Friendly welcome when buying tickets and also helpful, informative staff on board the spotlessly clean carriages (both inside and out) too. The line itself runs through the scenic area sometimes known as...More

Thank jinman72
Reviewed 1 week ago

Paid a second visit with friends to the railway. We had a warm welcome from one of the volunteers and a great cup of early morning coffee in the tea rooms. The first train of this Sunday morning was our goal, and we made it...More

Thank Choirman09
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Churnet Valley Railway preserves and operates part of the old North Staffordshire Railway's network which was centred on Stoke-on-Trent. Regular steam loco hauled trains run along the valley and can be most conveniently boarded at Froghall station.

Thank Ruth5757
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was lucky enough to get a footplate experience for Christmas! Up until then, the Churnet Valley Railway (CVR) had been an unknown entity. We arrived to find a period station nestled in the valley hosting a wedding in the pouring rain! Plenty of parking...More

Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing venue for a wedding. The ride on the steam train was memorable... Staff were amazing. Truly lovely day 💞

Thank Latoky3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our visit to the Railway with friends was most enjoyable despite the weather. Station and train staff were most helpful during our visit.

1  Thank foodtech2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit ,enjoyed every minute ,lovely area, no need for me to write loads, go and enjoy your visit its worth it. [ thanks to the staff who made our visit so good ]

Thank trevor j
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Response from Thomas B | Reviewed this property |
Hi Julie I didn't go for lunch so I am not sure . Sorry regrads
Cynthia K
31 October 2015|
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Response from Jon5987 | Reviewed this property |
Need to check the CVR website for Public Opening Dates, but generally it's weekend and Bank Holidays with Wednesdays during school holidays. First train about 11am (earlier during selected events), you did need to make your... More