Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway
A 16 mile return journey by narrow gauge steam train through beautiful Mid Wales countryside.
Photo: Tony Beardsell

rcWelsh Tea on the Train

Welsh Tea on the Train

Come and join us for the opportunity to enjoy Welsh tea and cake on the move, while travelling serenely through our beautiful Powys scenery in our elegant historic carriages.

On three dates this Summer, we’ll be serving you a light afternoon tea, with locally made sandwiches, Caerphilly cheese scones, bara brith and other local cakes. Plus a choice of teas.

You will travel one way in one of our tea cars. On the other leg you’ll enjoy the Edwardian elegance of one of the carriages built for the opening of our line. Our in-carriage steward will be happy to answer questions as you journey serenely through the rural landscape of mid Wales and there will be musical accompaniment.

Trains depart Llanfair Caereinion station at 13.50, and will return to Llanfair Caereinion by 16.30.

Tickets are priced at £24.50, and discounted fares are not available on this train. As we have just installed tables in our African First Class carriage, the first 28 customers to book will be served tea in this carriage. Other passengers will be served in the cosy ambience of our Austrian carriages that have proved so popular since we started running tea trains in 2016.



Passengers with a mobility disability are welcome to spend the full journey in the Austrian carriages as our African and Edwardian carriages are not wheelchair accessible. Accompanying guide dogs are permitted, but this train is not suitable for other dogs.


2018 Dates

Saturday 16 June - Bookings now closed -Train fully booked

Saturday 14 July - On-line bookings now closed - very limited seating available - call 01938 810441

Sunday 15 July - On-line bookings now closed - very limited seating available - call 01938 810441

Carriage Booking Status last updated on 13 July 2018


How to book

Bookings can be made online now (select your chosen date on the timetable page and select the 'Buy Special Event Tickets Online' option.)

Alternatively please telephone 01938 810441 during office hours.

If you have special dietary requests or other requirements, please call us before you book so we can see how we may assist.