East Lancashire Railway has announced its popular Burns Night dining experience will return in the new year.

The culinary event has been a hit in the last few years as the scenic journey is said to be the perfect setting to celebrate the works of Robert Burns.

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To keep the celebrations traditional, a live pipe band will welcome guests onto the train.

Guest will then be served a meal whilst the carriage is steam hauled between Bury, Heywood and Ramsbottom, which will take just under three hours.

Guests will arrive at 6.45pm and will be treated to a glass of prosecco before sitting down for a four-course meal, followed by coffee and after dinner chocolate.

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A personal waiter or waitress will ensure that the evening is taken care of, and the service will arrive back in Bury Bolton station at approximately 10.15pm on January 26 and 27.

East Lancashire Railway chairman Mike Kelly said: “Come and enjoy the Burns Night unique dining experience which always has a great atmosphere as people raise a glass to Rabbie Burns.

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“Guests love to eat, chat and laugh the night away, whether it’s a quiet evening with a loved one or a group of friends celebrating.”

Tickets are £79 per person and can be booked by clicking here.