Where would you like to go? The Statesman travels the length and breadth of Britain, taking in her heritage cities, her beautiful coastal resorts and her wonderfully varied countryside. Our destinations stretch from Penzance to Loch Lomond, and we offer both delightful day trips and unforgettable hotel stays.
BEST OF BRITISH
One of the many things we love about Britain is her rich and varied heritage. Our tours take you to such diverse towns as York, Portsmouth and Edinburgh. If you prefer a more rural holiday, try a trip to the Lakes, the Lochs or the sweep of the Fens. Love the coast? Take the iconic Cornish Riviera route or head for the stunning Cumbrian Coast.
Heritage, luxury and incredible destinations combine to create an unforgettable experience. From the moment you step on board the Statesman, you can feel yourself relax, as you are transported in comfort to your favourite destinations. We all love a touch of fine dining – but in a Pullman carriage? That’s a whole new experience.
BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED CARRIAGES
We wanted the carriages to gleam again – and they do. Our team has painstakingly restored our rolling stock to its vintage splendour, down to every detail. Statesman’s classic umber and cream livery is carried throughout our décor, from the cushions to the curtains. With original picture windows and rich wooden panelling, it’s like stepping into another era…
UNFORGETABLE PULLMAN DINING
On the Statesman, you have time. Time to relax over your food, to chat with your companion as you travel though the beautiful landscape. With this in mind, we have created a sumptuous menu that you can truly take your time over. Our Executive Chef Nick Allen has crafted this extraordinary feast from his favourite British ingredients, and it’s complemented with drinks from our sommelier.
Slow down – you’re on the Statesman. You’re in a different world here, where time doesn’t matter, and the journey is as important as the destination. Come with your favourite companions, or bring a book, and relax in our comfortable seats as the countryside gently rolls by you. Take time to savour your food and drink and enjoy every memorable moment.
EVOKING THE GOLDEN AGE OF TRAVEL
There’s train travel, and there’s the Statesman. Come aboard for old-school hospitality and exceptional service, where the pace of life slows down, and you can truly relax. Your refurbished carriage is hauled by a heritage diesel engine, which takes you through some of the country’s most scenic landscapes. Order a Bellini and sit back in comfort, as we recreate the golden age of the railways.
Our beautifully refurbished carriages hark back to the days when you could truly unwind and enjoy the journey. The comfortable Pullman and First class carriages have cushioned seating, generously sized tables, and plenty of room to stretch your legs. The smart Statesman livery adds a refined finish.
EVOKING THE GOLDEN AGE OF TRAVEL
Once upon a time, train travel was about luxury and comfort, not just about getting from A to B. Our Pullman dining cars are more five-star hotel than railway carriage, while first and standard class enjoy levels of comfort you don’t experience every day. Prepared to be pampered by our attentive carriage crew as you make your journey in gracefully vintage style.
A team of expert craftsmen worked on our fleet of railway carriages to fully refurbish them inside and out. The train has been upgraded to the highest standards and decorated with our distinctive cream and umber livery. It’s also the level of detail that makes a Statesman carriage so special: the polished wood, our crest on the napkins and crockery, the traditional table lamps and antimacassars…
CLASSES OF TRAVEL
Take a seat in the country’s most unique restaurant. The Statesman’s Pullman Dining offers you the finest British cuisine in an exclusive and luxurious setting, with a delectable menu curated by our Executive Chef.
PULLMAN DINING EXPERIENCE
Food and surroundings come together to create a truly unforgettable dining experience. Relax with your dining companion or companions, while your discreetly attentive steward takes care of everything for you. Take time to appreciate the finest of food as the beautiful British scenery gently passes by your window. The Statesman Pullman is a matchless way to enjoy a romantic meal or dinner with friends.
FINEST LOCAL PRODUCE
Executive Chef Nick Allen believes in using local produce – local to the route, that is. So, you can expect regional delicacies from fresh fish in Cornwall to succulent steak in Scotland, enjoyed with a selection of regional wines and spirits. Wherever possible, the food is freshly prepared in the Statesman’s galley: an astonishing feat of logistics. Your carriage steward will ensure you have everything you need throughout your journey.
ULTIMATE FOOD EXPERIENCE
When you have time to eat, why waste it? Spend your travelling time enjoying the epicurean delights of a five or seven-course meal, which offers the best of seasonal, regional produce. It’s a leisurely tour of the region’s most celebrated ingredients, freshly prepared on board the train, and accompanied by drinks hand-picked by Statesman’s sommelier.
CLASSES OF TRAVEL
Enjoy the Statesman experience from the comfort of your First-Class seat. As our heritage diesel loco calmly pulls your luxurious carriage, you’ll feel the pressures of everyday life drift away. All you should do is sit back and enjoy the ride (and the food).
TIME TO SHARE
And relax… As the Statesman travels along at her own pace, make the most of this precious down-time. Our First-Class seats are cushioned and comfortable, seated around tables with glorious views through the picture windows. Your steward will bring you light snacks and hot drinks – and all you need to do it sit, chat, admire the scenery…
BAR AND BUFFET CARS
Exceptional food doesn’t stop with the Pullman car on our train. The Statesman’s First-Class buffet is open for most of your journey, serving freshly made light snacks, tea, coffee and soft drinks. It’s also a licensed bar with a wide selection of wines and spirits. You can even treat your table to a bottle of our exquisite Statesman House Champagne.
Why just take the train when you can travel by Statesman? Our liveried carriages pulled by a heritage diesel engine are the perfect way to make your day out more special. Get together with your friends and family for a memorable railway journey to some of Britain’s most-loved destinations. Our Standard Class carriages have been refurbished to the highest standards, complete with our smart Statesman livery.
BAR AND BUFFET CARS
Something to eat and drink? Our buffet and bar is open for most of your journey, serving light refreshments, hot and cold drinks, and a selection of wines and spirits. Enjoy your drink or snack from your comfortable seat, looking out over the beautiful scenery as it smoothly slips by…