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“Breakfast in a railway carriage on a Sunday morning is just perfect”

Avon Valley Railway (AVR)
Ranked #40 of 213 things to do in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Bristol and Bath's heritage steam railway, offering a six mile round trip which takes passengers along sections of the old Midland Railway, providing a chance to see the magnificent River Avon Valley from a unique viewpoint.
Reviewed December 16, 2013

Visited with my family a couple of weeks ago. Had a great breakfast perfectly cooked, plenty of it and it arrived quickly. Followed by a brief walk along the track to take in the sights and watch the train leave it was a perfect start to the morning.

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Reviewed December 3, 2013

first prize a quick look past the station in the shed for some photographs by very obliging gentleman. second was visit from father Christmas who had most of our women folk in fits of laughter. mince pie was welcome only drawback we were missing the ride experience. everything was friendly and the staff seemed so glad to see us. two drawbacks, would have liked to hear the engines whistle and because we were off to laycock we never had time to sample the tea room or the shop.
like lots of heritage railways they are providing entertainment especially for young families.

1  Thank graham c
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Reviewed December 3, 2013

An excellent trip for all ages, although booking is advisable as it gets really busy. Presents for the Children and Mince Pies or Biscuits for the Adults.
Also the Buffet Café is open for Hot Meals, snacks & Drinks at reasonable prices.

1  Thank Homer54
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

Great if you want to have a trip on a steam train, you can also buy food at the restaurant, but personally I preferred it when you either had to eat outside or in a shabby old railway carriage (but that's just my preference)

1  Thank tansyflower
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DavidColeAVR, Manager at Avon Valley Railway (AVR), responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2013

Thank you very much for your review. Like many of our volunteers it's apparent from your comments that you have been visiting the railway for some time, and you continue to return which is great.
In the three decades that I've been involved I have seen such a great deal of progress in terms of the development of the site and facilities and services available to the public. I can remember the steam train pushing a few carriages along a couple of hundred yards of track and volunteers serving snacks from the former ladies waiting room.
However, for the tens of thousands of visitors we now receive that would no longer be acceptable and we constantly strive to improve our offering. Three miles of track and a purpose built cafe with indoor seating in converted railway carriages is a major achievement, but it's only the beginning.
With your continued support and that of our many other visitors we look forward to continuing to improve and expand the railway in so many ways.
We look back at our past with fond memories but are now looking forward with great excitement to what we can achieve in the future.

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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Very good and well run by volunteers. Special runs at Christmas etc. Good for kids of all ages and those of us who travelled by steam train in the past. Nostalgia!!

Thank Fillipos
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