East Lancashire Railway (ELR) is bringing back its unique luxury festive dining experience again this year.

Their Dining with Distinction experience lets guests enjoy a Christmas dinner while travelling through the Irwell Valley in a restored Pullman-style steam train throughout December.

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Upon boarding, guests will be served with a sparkling welcome drink to kick off the festivities and the four-course meal is prepared.

Each group will have a personal waiter and after the meal, coffee and after dinner chocolates will be served.

Boarding will start at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm departure and the journey lasts just under three hours, with guests returning to the station at 10.15pm.

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East Lancashire Railway chairman Mike Kelly said: “This Christmas dinner experience is one you won’t forget.

“It’s perfect for friends, couples or families looking to do something different to celebrate the festive season together this year.

“We can’t wait to end the year in style with an evening of fantastic food, stunning surroundings and cracking company.”

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The event is available to book now on the ELR website, with tickets priced at £77.50 per person.

While securing a spot there will be the opportunity to disclose any dietary requirements to ensure that the meal can be enjoyed by all.

Any dietary requirements that are not mentioned should be emailed to dwd@eastlancsrailway.co.uk.

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