Brief Encounter Train Ride

South Causey Inn, County Durham

Get ready to step back in time to the 40s and indulge in a truly magical experience...

Brief Encounter is a 1945 British romantic drama film directed by David Lean, based on Noël Coward's play Still Life. It's about two married strangers who meet at a train station and fall in love. The film was shot at Carnforth between February 5 and February 16, 1945, shortly before the end of WWII.

Get ready to have your own 'Brief Encounter' this July at South Causey Inn's Brief Encounter Train Ride & Afternoon Tea! Dress to impress in your fanciest 40s-inspired attire (optional) and hop aboard Tanfield Railways' magnificent steam train for a scenic ride through the picturesque countryside.
Afterward, make your short journey to South Causey Inn's beautiful Farmhouse, where you'll be treated to a traditional Afternoon Tea in the Orangery, overlooking the breathtaking Beamish Valley. To make the experience even more special, our talented singer will serenade you with music from the 40s and 50s all afternoon long.

  • Booking details...

    Join us for a delightful and nostalgic journey on Thursday, 25th July 2024, with Tanfield Railway's steam train ride.

    • The train arrives at East Tanfield Station at 10:42 a.m
    • Departs at 11:00 a.m
    • Guests need to be at the station by 10:45 a.m
    • The train returns to East Tanfield Station at 12:02 p.m


    After the train ride, you will make your own way back to South Causey Inn's Farmhouse to indulge in an exquisite and scrumptious afternoon tea. You will also be treated to a live singer performance.

    For only £45 per person, this package includes:

    • Magical Steam Train ride
    • Traditional Afternoon Tea
    • Free flowing tea & coffee
    • Live musical entertainment


    Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to create lasting memories with your loved ones. For more information and to book, please contact us by calling 01207 235555 or book online.

    • Tanfield Railway provides one accessible wheelchair compartment on their trains, which features double doors and is equipped with ramps for easy access. The other carriages have a small step up to the compartment. East Tanfield station is the most accessible platform, with the car park, building, and station all on the same level and in close proximity to each other.

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