British Pullman – Paddington Bear’s Afternoon Tea

Our favourite marmalade loving, duffle coat wearing bear is back. To celebrate the release of PADDINGTON 2 in cinemas on 10 November 2017, why not treat your family to a fabulous themed afternoon tea aboard Belmond British Pullman, the very train that plays a starring role in the sequel of the firm family favourite. Sit back in ornate surrounds and admire the intricate marquetry and woven brass luggage racks, gleaming crystal and silken lampshades. Be transported to a more glamorous age of travel aboard the very train to star in the movie. Fit for small and grown up bears your Afternoon Tea features sweet treats, including marmalade sandwiches – of course! Your journey also involves exciting activities inspired by our favourite bear. Hop aboard and be immersed in the world of Paddington, your seat awaits… This is the perfect gift for loved ones and little bears to enjoy.

Departure Dates: Saturday 2nd December 2017, Friday 16th February 2018, departs London Victoria 12:15 returning 16:10


*Family of four price based on 2 adults & 2 children under 16. 1 Free child place per adult, additional children – fare at 75% discount to normal adult fare.

  • Steam hauled round-trip
  • Children Travel FREE *(terms apply)
  • A Welcome Drink (Sparkling Wine or fruit juice)
  • Afternoon Tea menu featuring Paddington’s sweet treats & including sandwiches, savouries, cakes, pastries & scones
  • Coffee, tea
  • Entertainment for all ages

Family fare – Price From £550*

The Belmond British Pullman

Step Back In Time

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Travel Back In Time

Step on board the Belmond British Pullman, sister train to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, and you are back in the heyday of great train travel.From the moment you join us, you are transported to a world of pure indulgence. Take a seat in the vintage carriages that once ran on legendary 1920s services such as the Brighton Belle and Golden Arrow.

Glide through stunning scenery to destinations all over Britain as champagne flows and gourmet cuisine is served. Expect glamour, fun and a dash of adventure on all of our day and weekend excursions to cities, country houses and sporting even


Honouring George Mortimer Pullman, the father of luxury train travel, our Pullman carriages are the height of train luxury. Each is individually named with a unique story to tell.
Some have been used extensively by the British royal family. Others have carried luminaries including President de Gaulle and Nikita Khrushchev. Two were part of Winston Churchill’s funeral train.The oldest carriage, Ibis, dates back to 1925. Others, like Audrey and Vera, survived bomb damage during air-raids over London’s Victoria Station in 1940.


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Fine Dining Experiences

Prepare for a luxury fine dining experience to rival the best restaurants in London. Each course inspired by the views from your window.
Freshly made each day using the best local produce, the cuisine aboard Belmond British Pullman is an unsurpassable pleasure.
As the train takes you on a journey through the beautiful British countryside, the chefs will lead you on an equally exciting gourmet adventure.

British Pullman Menus

Menus feature the finest seasonal delicacies from the British Isles, crafted into classic and innovative dishes by our executive head chef and his team.
Each course is expertly prepared in a cupboard-sized kitchen and accompanied by the finest wines and indulgent extras.

Celebrity Chef Dinners


Tom Kerridge is the Chef Patron of the UK’s only two-Michelin-starred public house, The Hand & Flowers. For one fabulous evening he will re-create his refined pub experience on rails. Join us for an unforgettable evening of inspired cuisine, fine wines and conviviality.


Chef Anton Mosimann, owner of one of the most prestigious private dining clubs in the UK, shares his ‘cuisine naturelle’ ethos aboard Belmond British Pullman. Enjoy a stunning five-course menu complemented by glorious views as we journey across the great British countryside.

The Dinner

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The Dinner


Prepare for a luxury fine dining experience to rival the best restaurants in London. Each course inspired by the views from your window.
“The Dinner” is a glamourous soiree on wheels.

Dress to impress, step aboard and anticipate some of the finest luxury dining London has to offer.

Start the evening with a cocktail reception in our private lounge at London Victoria Station, complete with live music.

Be welcomed aboard with a glass of champagne as the train begins its journey through the glorious British countryside. Savour a seasonal tasting menu, carefully created by ourExecutive Chef, each course complemented by our sommelier’s choice of fine wines.

With only a limited number of journeys throughout the year, make sure not to miss this opportunity to enjoy a gourmet trip on the Belmond British Pullman.

Put on your finery and step aboard the Belmond British Pullman train for an exclusive dining experience in London.

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Reserve A Carriage Or Charter The Train

Group travel on trains brimming with style and history—Belmond British Pullman is the ultimate iconic venue for any private party or event.

From business functions and wedding receptions to retirement parties and anniversaries, celebrate on one of our scheduled trips or charter the train and tailor your exclusive itinerary.

Each meal is accompanied by the finest wines and champagnes selected by our sommelier. Additional drinks can also be provided, from traditional cocktails to rare cognacs. To complete your event we also offer exclusive mementos for groups, including ticket wallets, photo frames and travel journals.

Call Our Groups Team For A Quotation 0800 122 33 64


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pullman-extras-thumbBOUQUET OF RED ROSES, £65

An elegant bouquet of 12 Red Roses. (Please note there is an additional charge of £20.00 for Valentine’s Day Lunch and Dinner journeys)

pullman-extras-champagneCHAMPAGNE, £62

A boxed bottle of Champagne Brut Reserve NV


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Departure Dates

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Useful information whilst you are onboard the Belmond British Pullman.

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Essential Onboard Information


Your travel documentation will be sent to you fve to seven days prior to departure. Please note, routes and timings are subject to the constraints of the rail network and may alter. Please arrive 20 minutes prior to departure


Smart casual (but not jeans or trainers) is recommended on board. For race meetings, a jacket and tie is often required. Please wear practical clothing for outdoor events.


Your fare includes table d’’hôte meals. Let us know of any special dietary requirements at time of booking. We are unable to prepare meals requiring strict religious observance in their preparation.


Belmond operate a strict no-smoking policy on board their trains.


Please turn these off while in your carriage as a consideration to other passengers.


We recommend you purchase adequate travel insurance for your trip. We cannot be held responsible for loss of deposits and/or other costs incurred if you cancel your reservation.


We regret that our carriages cannot be boarded in wheelchairs. However, our staff will assist any passengers to their seats and folding wheelchairs can be stored in the vestibules.


Belmond operate between eight and 11 passenger carriages at any one time. Our four different styles of Pullman carriage seat between 20 and 26 passengers with seating combinations made up of tables for one, two, three and coupés (private compartments for four). At busy times, parties of two may be seated sharing a coupé with another party of two. Parties of fve or more will be seated at a combination of tables—.


These are entirely at the discretion of the passenger and are not included in your fare. Tips are shared by all members of the on-board crew.

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