‘Cream Tea on the Move’ Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway launch luxury afternoon tea experience

The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway, which runs for 7-miles through the dramatic landscapes of the Western Lake District, has launched a special ‘Cream Tea on the Move’ experience.

A memorable journey for couples and friends, the exclusive experience for two takes place on board the brand-new luxury carriage, “Ruth”, which was officially unveiled at the heritage steam railway earlier this year.

Passengers can enjoy a delicious cream tea as they travel in plush comfort along one of the UK’s oldest and most spectacular scenic narrow-gauge railway lines. Departing from the coastal village of Ravenglass, the Cream Tea experience then steams ahead into the heart of the Western Lake District fells, taking in the beautiful landscapes of Cumbria’s coastline and the magical Eskdale Valley along the way.

Guests can expect a delightful selection of scrumptious cream tea items, complete with mouth-watering cakes, and scones with clotted cream and jam – along with hot-drinks provided in a souvenir keep-cup as a personal memento of a wonderful day out. ‘Cream Tea on the Move’ is available to book now and comes just in time for National Afternoon Tea Week, which kicks off from 8 August 2022.

Rachel Bell, Head of Marketing at the Railway says, “Our brand-new Cream Tea on the Move is a wonderful way to spend quality time together and makes the perfect gift for loved ones. Travelling on board our beautiful new carriage ‘Ruth’ makes the experience even more special as it is a truly magical way to explore the breath-taking panoramas of the Western Lake District.” “Ruth” is an elegant Directors Saloon carriage which was built by the engineering team at Ffestiniog Railway Company as part of Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway’s carriage upgradeproject that started in 2016.

Ruth is specially designed to delivery luxury gift experiences, with plush bucket seating, extra headroom and USB speakers to provide ultimate comfort for passengers, along with fold-down tables to allow wheelchair access.

More details about the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway’s gift experiences can be found online at: https://ravenglass-railway.co....


Notes to Editors:

For media enquiries and hi-res images please contact: Holly Collins, Cumbria Tourism Bespoke PR – hcollins@cumbriatourism.org / 07398 255654

About Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway: Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway is a family-owned business operating a heritage, narrow gauge steam railway on the Western Coast of the Lake District. The railway is surrounded by stunning views and walks and is based in Ravenglass, the only coastal village in the Lake District National Park.

• Ruth: An elegant Directors Saloon Carriage, two separate compartments seating up to four persons with plush bucket seats, fold down table, built in USB speakers, engraved glass monogram partition with covered outdoor balcony seating at each end. Available for hire for up to 12 people, perfect for gift experiences, family celebrations or special events.

• Ruth was built by the engineering team at Festiniog Railway Company, and is part of the Railway’s carriage upgrade project which started in 2016 and is match funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

• ‘Cream Tea on the Move’ costs £120 for two people