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Kent & East Sussex Railway

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Address: Tenterden Town Station Station Road, Tenterden TN30 6HE, England
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+44 1580 765155
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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This line has been in existence since the beginning of the 20th century and...

This line has been in existence since the beginning of the 20th century and runs 10.5 miles from Bodiam Castle in East Sussex to Tenterden in West Kent.

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New Years Eve Dinner

This is our second visit. This time we went with friends. Outstanding service from the moment you arrive. Dinner service faultless don't know how they cater to such a high... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second visit. This time we went with friends. Outstanding service from the moment you arrive. Dinner service faultless don't know how they cater to such a high standard on a moving and confined space. The service from the volunteers is exceptional and they should all be proud of they do . Highly recommended

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André F, Manager at Kent & East Sussex Railway, responded to this review

Thanks for your review - so glad you enjoyed your time with us! We hope to welcome you aboard the Wealden Pullman again soon. More 

London, England
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My other half organised this trip with friends over a year ago! It was a fun evening, with good service, a happy trio playing vintage band music and of course our friends for company. We had a 7 course menu which was plentiful.... we had soup, duck salad, champagne sorbet, mains, cheese, desserts and coffee and liqueurs. You certainly won't... More 

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André F, Manager at Kent & East Sussex Railway, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review Petisha, glad you enjoyed the evening! More 

Sri lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't often write reviews but our family had such a good day out here that I wanted to share our feedback. This was our first time on the Santa Special, although we had previously visited for the Thomas Day Out (another excellent day). I must admit I was a little unsure that it would be as good over the... More 

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André F, Manager at Kent & East Sussex Railway, responded to this review

Dear Amy Many thanks for your kind review. We're delighted that you all enjoyed your visit to see Santa on our steam trains and hope to welcome you to Tenterden again soon! More 

Rochester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We brought our then only grandchild a couple of years ago, we were very impressed with the set up, we came back 2016 with four grandchildren and their parents for a family day out, from start to finish we enjoyed the day, the staff are cheerful, the presents good quality, Refreshments on the train are a nice touch, very good... More 

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André F, Manager at Kent & East Sussex Railway, responded to this review

Thanks for your review & we look forward to welcoming you again - you don't have to wait until Christmas, as we've a range of events for children & adults throughout the year! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The positives; . Departing Station was buzzing with carousel, stalls & friendly staff . Train carriage was clean & warm . Santa looked the part . Gifts were good quality compared to others The negatives; . Journey was just a loop with a few very long stops between stations..not sure if we encountered problems but ended up an hour &... More 

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André F, Manager at Kent & East Sussex Railway, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review louie_wins. I'm not sure quite what you were expecting for the train journey, as it was clearly advertised as a return train journey lasting and hour and ten minutes, which is what you received. The train does stop for a few minutes during the journey so that the locomotive can refill its water tanks. Like... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the Kent and East Sussex railway for the first time in December for a Santa special trip. There were 7 of us in total including a 2 year old, a 6 year old and two pensioners. We pre booked a private first class compartment for 6 people (our 2 year old didn't count and sat on our laps)... More 

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André F, Manager at Kent & East Sussex Railway, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review Stewartpb. We're delighted that you all enjoyed your day with us & that you found it to be great value for money. As you suggest, it's important to remember that the train trip, gift from Santa, on-train refreshments and all the attractions at the station are included in your Santa Special ticket price. We hope... More 

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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing afternoon at Kent & Easy Sussex Railway. The food in the cafe was really lovely especially the Sausage Roast Dinner. The Train ride for the children was Brilliant. Santa was amazing spoke to the children and had a photo with the family. The children received brilliant presents. The whole station had a lovely Christmas feel to it. All the... More 

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André F, Manager at Kent & East Sussex Railway, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review Emma & best wishes for Christmas from all at the K&ESR More 

Kent, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say this was fantastic so worth the money and what a lovely place went with a party of 17 mixed adults and children would be booking this next year defiantly thanks to everyone who made it so special family from Bromley Kent xx

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André F, Manager at Kent & East Sussex Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you next year! More 

Warminster, United Kingdom
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408 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What an experience! A truly memorable evening. A delicious, 5 course meal (preceded by mulled wine and canapés in the 1920's station restaurant) served in the opulent surroundings of a Pullman carriage pulled by a steam train. Professional, helpful, amusing and friendly staff, all of them volunteers A nice finishing touch was a present for everyone from Father Christmas! Excellent... More 

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André F, Manager at Kent & East Sussex Railway, responded to this review

Sounds like you had a great trip on the Wealden Pullman - many thanks for your review Pete C More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Went on the train this afternoon and, despite granddaughter only being 19 months old and shy with Santa, a thoroughly enjoyable time was had by all

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André F, Manager at Kent & East Sussex Railway, responded to this review

Many thanks Lucy S, good to hear you enjoyed your Santa Special trip! More 

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