The Red Rose dining experience has returned to the East Lancashire Railway (ELR) this year offering a luxury dining experience.

For those who like to treat themselves to fine food, great company and idyllic scenery, the Red Rose Diner has it all.

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The evening will begin with a sparkling welcome drink as diners are directed to their table and carriage by their personal waiter, who will cater to every need for an evening of the highest standards.

There will then be a four-course meal served whilst diners ride through the Irwell Valley.

The train is a restored pullman-style carriage to add to the atmospheric journey.

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Mike Kelly, Chairman of the East Lancashire Railway, said “We love to see the Red Rose Diner being a favourite for date nights, family meals and friends getting together.

“The unique opportunity to eat on board a luxurious pullman-style carriage, hauled by a historic steam locomotive is one that will appeal to train enthusiasts and foodies alike.

“Some of the dates have sold out already, so make sure to make your booking quickly.”

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Boarding will commence at 7.15pm and will return to Bury Bolton Street Station at 10.15pm.

Any dietary requirements can be selected when booking for a meal that is suited to individual needs, and the Dining With Distinction team is happy to discuss further requirements over email.

Tickets cost £69.90 and can be booked via