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DARTMOUTH REGATTA STATESMAN

FRIDAY 28 AUGUST 2020

DEPARTING FROM:
Rugby (06.20/23.40) Coventry (06.40/23.20) Hampton in Arden (06.50/23.10) Birmingham International 07.00/23.00) Birmingham New Street (07.20/22.40) Barnt Green (07.50/22.20) Bromsgrove (08.10/22.10) Droitwich Spa (08.35/21.40) Worcester Shrub Hill (08.50/21.25) Cheltenham Spa (09.10/20.55)

All timings shown above are approximate and may be subject to change

We recreate one of the great holiday trains of the golden age of railway travel with a journey through pretty Somerset with its Apple orchards and around the beautiful Devon coast. Time is available to discover the many charms of the ‘English Riviera’ and the famous annual Royal Regatta at Dartmouth will be in full swing with over 200 yachts, steam ships and various events on land, sea and in the air.  

Travel alongside the stunning Exe & Teign estuary with its pretty fishing boats and views across to Exmouth and the Jurassic Coast, before our train takes the exciting sea wall line as we race through tunnels and cuttings of red rock and alongside beaches and coves at Dawlish with the sea keeping company with the train all the way to Newton Abbot.

At Paignton we join the steeply graded heritage line and travel through the woodland estate once owned by Agatha Christie, then alongside the beautiful River Dart and into the riverside terminus at Kingswear, where it is a short crossing on the ferry (price included) to the historic and romantic port of Dartmouth bedecked in all its regatta finery – there are antique shops and cafes to explore – why not take a leisurely cruise on the River Dart or steam hauled journey on the Paignton & Dartmouth Railway. Following around three hours to enjoy the excitement of the regatta, our train will return in the late afternoon.

There are three different classes of travel available on board our train, but whichever you choose please book early to avoid disappointment:

Standard Class
Reserved seating is arranged around a table of 4 with bookings for 2 seated side by side and single bookings normally allocated an aisle seat – a buffet bar is available throughout most of the journey for the purchase of hot & cold beverages, snacks and alcoholic drinks.
Adult: £85

First Class
Reserved seating is arranged at tables of 4 or 2 with additional legroom, wide seats and panoramic windows. Complimentary tea/coffee, biscuits and light refreshments are included, and a buffet bar is available for the purchase of hot & cold beverages, snacks and alcoholic drinks.
Adult: £142
Guaranteed window tables for 2 supplement £30 per person

Pullman Dining
This is the ultimate travel experience – seating is in our refurbished Pullman style umber & cream wood panelled carriages offering additional legroom, wide seats and panoramic windows with seating at tables of 4 or 2 laid with crisp linen and fully dressed with fine crockery and glassware. The day starts as you settle into your seat with a chilled Rossini cocktail, followed by a full English breakfast and late morning tea/coffee service with pastries prior to the arrival at our destination. Following an afternoon sightseeing break you will be welcomed aboard by your attentive liveried steward and offered a refreshing glass of chilled Sharpham Dart Valley Estate English sparkling wine and selection of canapes as you relax in anticipation of the gastronomic journey ahead. A sumptuous four course seasonal dinner, created by our executive chef, will be served including the Great British cheese board, biscuits and chutneys – all accompanied by our sommelier’s choice of a half bottle of Sharpham Dart Valley Estate wine per person. The memorable journey will be concluded with a service of coffee and homemade petits fours as you arrive back at your home station relaxed and refreshed. 
Adult: £295
Guaranteed window tables for 2 supplement £30 per person

Premier and Pullman Dining is not suitable for children under the age of 12 years

We are unable to cater for special dietary requirements other than a vegetarian or gluten free option.
Please see our full terms & conditions here for further details https://www.statesmanrail.com/terms-conditions/

To make a booking just select the joining station from the drop-down menu and enter the number of seats required in the quantity box.

Type of SeatsJoining PointQuantityPrice
Pullman Dining joining at
£295
Pullman Dining (seated at a guaranteed window table for 2) joining at
£325
First Class joining at
£142
First Class (seated at a guaranteed window table for 2) joining at
£172
Standard joining at
£85
Gift & Celebration Items
*Celebration Cake - Fruit - Plain Iced - (4in / 10cm)£25
*Celebration Cake - Sponge - Plain Iced - (4in / 10cm)£18
**Seasonal Flower Bouquet£40
Single Red Rose - Boxed£12
Statesman House Champagne - 75cl Bottle£45

* The contents of the cakes may contain traces of the following allergens: Milk, Egg, Soya, Tree Nuts, Gluten, Sesame Seed, Sunflower Seed, Cracked Rye, Flax Seeds, Millet, Barley, Wheat, Sulphur Dioxide, Sulphites, Lupin and Mustard. WE ARE UNABLE TO OFFER ALTERNATIVE VARIETIES OF CELEBRATION CAKES TO PURCHASE.

** Hand tied arrangement. If you would prefer specific colours, please indicate this in the ‘Special Requests’ box at the Check Out stage. Our florists will endeavour to meet your colour requirements, but this cannot be guaranteed due to seasonal availability.