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 four 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 £25 per person, and discounted fares are not available on this train. The first 32 customers to book on each train will be served tea in our African First Class 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.

*Menu items subject to availability



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.


2020 Dates

Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 May - We regret that due to the uncertainties over the Coronavirus situation the Welsh Tea Train will no longer operate on these days.  Our customer service staff are in the process of contacting passengers with pre-booked tickets to discuss transfering  booking to a later date or to arrange a refund.

Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 July


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.