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Dorsetman Luncheon

Date: 17th Feb - 29th Dec

Following requests, we are delighted to now offer a range of steam hauled lunchtime dining trains. This brings the very best of fine Dorset fare to the lunchtime patron. These trains are ideally timed for day visitors to the area or for you and your party to take the opportunity to promenade along Swanage’s Victorian seafront and pier after your meal.

The Dorsetman departs Swanage station at 1300 returning at 1542. 

Please note: Bookings close on the Wednesday prior to the date of travel.

2019 Pricing   -  Including food and travel
Table for Two Persons £100.00
Table for Four Persons £200.00


17th March 31st March
7th April 27th April
28th April 19th May
9th June 16th June
23rd June 30th June
7th July 14th July - SOLD OUT
21st July 22nd September
29th September 6th October
19th October 20th October
27th October 3rd November
10th November 17th November
24th November 29th December
 2019 Dorsetman Luncheon Menu
Tomato and Pepper Soup .Beach 
(Gluten Free & Lactose Free versions are available)
Brussels Pâté
(Gluten Free version is available)
Main Courses
Roast Beef with Yorkshire Pudding
(Gluten Free & Lactose Free versions are available)
Roast Chicken with Stuffing
(Gluten Free & Lactose Free versions are available)
Roast Field Mushroom with RatatouilleBeach
All served with seasonal vegetables and potatoes
Belgian Apple Pie .Beach
Strawberry and Cream Cheesecake .Beach
Fruit Salad .Beach
(Gluten Free & Lactose Free versions are available)
Coffee & Mints

Allergens: Although every effort is made to avoid cross contamination, the food on these menus is prepared in an atmosphere that uses: Nuts, Gluten, Dairy, Mustard, Soys, Celery, Sesame, Sulphur Dioxide, Fish and Shellfish.

Click here to view the 2019 Wine List

Beach = Vegetarian suitable.

Dress Code

We want dining on the Wessex Belle to be a memorable occasion for you. 

As such, we kindly request that guests dress smartly so the experience feels  special for everybody. We run a variety of dining trains, some with slightly different requirements, so we will try to break down the dress code for you as clearly as possible.

For the Saturday Wessex Belle: The Wessex Belle offers the chance to dress up and we invite guests to dress in a manner appropriate to a smart/formal occasion.

For men, shirts and jackets are required and ties preferred. For women, we encourage formal evening attire.

For Friday Night Bistro, Dorsetman Luncheon and Cream Teas: Smart casual attire is required.

For ALL Dining Experiences: Dark jeans are permitted but not any other colour or style. They must not be ripped or frayed. Trainers and leisurewear are not permitted on dining trains at all