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The Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line

On the A31 to Alresford or Alton, Alton SO24 9JG, England
+44 1962 733810
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Sunday Lunch On The Countryman

Having enjoyed an excellent meal on the Christmas Lunch train last year, my wife and I thought we... read more

Reviewed yesterday
polo104
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Yateley, United Kingdom
Great few hours

Great few hours out, we liked the fact that in the ticket price you could hop on and off all day... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mandy S
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The Mid Hants Railway, also known as the Watercress Line, operates steam and heritage diesel trains between the picturesque market towns of Alton and Alresford in Hampshire, south west of London. As well as standard travel this preserved railway runs popular special events throughout the year along with Countryman and Watercress Belle dining trains and the Real Ale Train.
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On the A31 to Alresford or Alton, Alton SO24 9JG, England
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+44 1962 733810
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Reviewed yesterday

Having enjoyed an excellent meal on the Christmas Lunch train last year, my wife and I thought we would try Sunday lunch on The Countryman, we were not disappointed. The food was as good as before as was the service from the volunteer waiters, they...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great few hours out, we liked the fact that in the ticket price you could hop on and off all day and visit all the attractions at the different stations

Thank Mandy S
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Reviewed 3 days ago

An enjoyable late afternoon ride which I wish we had gone much earlier to make full use of the day ticket to alight at each station, which we shall do when re-visiting. I would urge anyone to visit this attraction to show children and grandchildren...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited with 4 generations of family including a train-obsessed toddler and 89 year old grandfather. Everyone absolutely loved it! One of the things that really made this place special is the people who work there - volunteers who went out of their way to...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Be warned this is a relatively expensive day out with Adult Fares at £16 and Children at £8 it doesn't take long to run up the cost. No concessions for older people. The route to Alton isn't the most picturesque in Britain but it does...More

Thank Phil S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lets be frank, if you are between 4 and 104 and you don't find this a great day out then you are VERY hard to please. We took our grandson to see Thomas at Easter and because there was so much to see and do...More

Thank Michael D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently took our two grandchildren to see "Thomas and his friends". From the moment the two year old walked onto the platform and saw Thomas, we had a thoroughly enjoyable day. The whole event was very well organised, with plenty to occupy the children,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The day was great, my 2 year old loved seeing Thomas and his friends. It's nice to have a family day where the ticket price includes all the rides and even the parking is free at Ripley. Well done all at Mid Hants Railway... You...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited today as a family of five (Mum, Dad and three kids ages 7,5 & 3. We bought our tickets on line the night before and they were waiting for us when we arrived this morning. The efficient and friendly welcome we received at...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Yesterday we took our 5 year old & 3 year old twin granddaughters to Thomas the Tank Engine. We had a wonderful day, although some rain in the morning which cleared, it was not stinking hot as it has been so the girls really enjoyed...More

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JuDe1979
August 8, 2018|
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Response from Watercress_Line | Property representative |
Thomas visits us at the Watercress Line twice a year, in the Easter holidays and the Summer holidays so he'll be back again next year!
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Jane A
May 22, 2018|
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Response from Watercress_Line | Property representative |
Hi Jane, yes one carer goes free with a paying disabled adult or child.
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merka1983
December 29, 2017|
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Response from Watercress_Line | Property representative |
Yes dogs are very welcome on our trains and even travel free for standard travel and special events, excluding RAT/Dining trains and Santa Specials.
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