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England's fastest regular steam train, runs between Birmingham and Stratford-upon-Avon via the scenic North Warwickshire line.
Station Approach Station Road | Station Road, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6PL, England
+44 121 708 4960
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All reviews steam train premier dining stratford station wonderful afternoon couldn't fault birmingham carriage boarded avon route
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Reviewed September 4, 2017

Another pleasant journey on this well organised Excursion Have been previously, and the Food was SUPURB a different CHEF-----different presentation-----but GOOD BIG difference this time around-----NO BULLYING WEST COAST RAIL people in your face-----just wonderful courteous staff and Stewards Sat in Coach A------steward helping me...More

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Reviewed August 27, 2017

Had a brilliant day out with the family today. It was impossible to find any form of mainline steam for such affordable prices. We travelled in standard class which was clean and well preserved. My favourite part of the day was thundering along the rails...More

1  Thank DarkComet01
Reviewed August 13, 2017

We travelled on the Shakespeare Express today as a birthday gift for my partner and what a wonderful experience it was. The weather was perfect, drinks were served straight away before we had even departed, and the food was way beyond what we expected. The...More

2  Thank Minx3274
Reviewed August 13, 2017

We boarded the Shakespeare Express at Stratford on Avon and thoroughly enjoyed the premier dining experience; pristine white table cloths and napkins, a lovely three course meal with coffee and mint. The team were superb, attentive and very efficient. A chance at each end of...More

2  Thank Cirencester55
Reviewed July 30, 2017

Had a great time on this vintage train. We travelled from Birmingham to Straford Upon Avon, which took an hour and ten minutes and was brilliant from start to finish. Anyone who loves steam trains, would definitely not want to miss the opportunity to have...More

5  Thank moodlepip
Reviewed September 3, 2016

We travelled on the Shakespeare Express on 28th August. This was gift from our family for our Golden Wedding Anniversary. We had full English breakfast on the way to Stratford and Afternoon tea on the return journey. The food was very enjoyable and the staff...More

1  Thank CarolBurgess90
Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

We had a very enjoyable trip. There are two trains in each direction, one in morning and one in afternoon. We got the afternoon train from Birmingham but because Stratford Station is a fair way from the town there wasn't time to into Stratford itself....More

2  Thank Johnjo42
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Booked to travel on Trains A and D on August 21st from Birmingham Moor Street to Stratford-upon-Avon. The train that day was hauled by GWR Hall Class no 4965 'Rood Ashton Hall' (lovingly restored by volunteers at Tyseley) Both legs of the journey were enjoyably...More

1  Thank MattKay1995
Reviewed August 8, 2016

Managed to get a Livingsocial deal for a family ticket for the Shakespeare Express which enabled us to do the return journey from Stratford to Snow Hill for only £16. We arrived nice and early and boarded the train 45 minutes before departure so were...More

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Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

We got on board the steam train at Birmingham to go to Stratford. It was an enjoyable trip with very good weather. Time to relax have cuppa and take in the views. The staff were friendly and interacted well with all there passengers.

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John O
March 14, 2018|
Response from BenVT | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. Unfortunately the Shakespeare Express trains do not begin until mid-July and operate through early September. Hopefully you will be able visit again soon.
Jean H
April 28, 2017|
Response from BenVT | Property representative |
Good Afternoon. We would be happy to accommodate your group. Please contact the booking office on 0121 708 4960.