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The Purbeckman - Wednesday Luncheons

Date: 20th Feb - 4th Sep

NEW FOR 2019

We are delighted to now offer a mid week, steam hauled, luncheon trains, The Purbeckman. This is just perfect for those who love to lunch!

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 Purbeckman departs Swanage station at 1300 returning at 1542. Please note: Bookings close on the Saturday prior to the date of travel.


20th February Bookings now open
3rd April Bookings now open
1st May Bookings now open
5th June Bookings now open
19th June Bookings now open
3rd July Bookings now open
4th September Bookings now open
2019 PRICING   -  Including food and travel
Table for Two People £100.00
Table for Four People £200.00
2019 Purbeckman Luncheon Menu
Tomato and Basil SoupBeach
(Gluten Free & Lactose Free versions are available)
Ardennes Pâté
(Gluten Free version is available)
Main Courses
Roast Loin of Pork
(Gluten Free & Lactose Free versions are available)
Roast Duck Breast
(Gluten Free & Lactose Free versions are available)
Roast Field Mushroom topped with RatatouilleBeach
(Gluten & Lactose Free versions are available)
All served with seasonal vegetables and roast potatoes
Belgian Apple Pie Beach
Chocolate Fudge Cake 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