Unforgettable

EXPERIENCES

From the elegantly refurbished carriages to our welcoming and professional team, everything about the Statesman is memorable. This is more than just a journey: The Statesman is an experience. As you step on board, you walk into a world where the glassware gleams, the tablecloths are crisply white, and nothing is too much trouble.

Classes of Travel

PULLMAN DINING

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FIRST CLASS

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STANDARD CLASS

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Lovingly restored

Carriages

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.

IMMACULATELY RESTORED

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

PULLMAN DINING

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

FIRST CLASS

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.

CLASSES OF TRAVEL

STANDARD CLASS

Travelling by Statesman is always an experience, and our welcoming Standard Class carriages are the perfect way for friends and families to enjoy a day out together. Our stewards are ready to help with anything you need, while the buffet car provides a range of snacks and drinks.

MAKING MEMORIES

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…