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SUSSEX COAST STATESMAN

SATURDAY 15 AUGUST 2020

DEPARTING FROM:
Shrewsbury (06.10/22.50) Wellington (06.30/22.30) Telford (06.45/22.10) Wolverhampton (07.05/21.45) Tame Bridge Parkway (07.20/21.30) Birmingham International (07.50/21.00) Coventry (08.05/20.40) Rugby (08.20/20.10) Northampton (08.40/19.50) Milton Keynes (09.00/19.30)

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

This is a day out not to be missed as we travel through the heart of England to Eastbourne on the sunny Sussex coast where the biggest annual ‘free’ airshow in Britain is staged on the promenade and seashore.  Aerial displays could include the ‘Red Arrows’, ‘Battle of Britain Memorial flight’, the ‘Falcon freefall parachute team’ and many, many more international aircraft offering acrobatic and land displays.  

Our train takes the North London line to Clapham Junction where we join the Brighton line for a fast run past Gatwick Airport and towards the lovely Sussex Downs National Park and through the pretty town of Lewes prior to our arrival in the elegant resort of Eastbourne about lunch time. Around four hours will be available at your leisure to view the spectacle of ‘Airbourne 2020’.

Held to be one of the sunniest resorts in England award winning Eastbourne, which nestles at the foot of the south downs next to the national beauty spot Beachy Head, owes much to the Victorians and the 7th Duke of Devonshire who laid out many beautiful parks and gardens and built the pier.  If the airshow does not appeal this elegant town has many charms awaiting discovery including an excellent shopping centre and traditional seaside bandstands.  Our train returns in the late afternoon as we retrace our outward journey.

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 glass of chilled bucks’ fizz, 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 champagne 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 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

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 option.
Please see our full terms & conditions here for further details https://www.statesmanrail.com/terms-conditions/

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

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.