Nene Valley Railway offers a variety of catering and refreshment options for all of our visitors.

Turntable Café at Wansford Station 

Serving a delicious selection of home-cooked specials, sandwiches, soups, cakes and light refreshments daily, from 9am-5.30pm, Turntable Café is the culinary hub of Nene Valley Railway and is the perfect place to start your steam engine experience with us.

For visitors embarking or alighting at either Orton Mere or Ferry Meadows, hot and cold drinks and confectionary are available in the station buildings.

Turntable Café Menu

Buffet Car

Our buffet car offers passengers a spot of light refreshment to be enjoyed alongside the charming Cambridgeshire countryside. We serve fresh filter coffee, tea, chilled soft drinks and a selection of alcohol, which includes, on special event days, a selection of real ales.

Groups and Parties

From birthdays to group lunches to corporate events, we are happy to cater for larger groups or parties on the train or in the café, serving traditional ploughman’s lunches, high tea and cream teas. 

Children’s parties are incredibly popular and can be catered for with our children’s boxes which include half sandwich, yoghurt, crisps, fruit, chocolate bar and a juice box. For early starters, we offer our ‘breakfast trip’ which includes muffins, croissants and smoothies.

Private charters are available for visitors who require something that little bit extra special. Our Swedish Railcar can be chartered for drinks and canapé receptions, or, for fully catered charters, we will work with you to create a bespoke menu tailored to suit your culinary needs.

For groups using our Study Centre, lunches or finger buffets can be provided.

Our home-made, beautifully hand decorated celebration cakes make a wonderful accompaniment to any of the above catering options and can be decorated to your specification.

For more information or to book, drop into the Turntable Café or email at



Old Station Building

To raise the funds to renovate the Grade 2 Listed station building, including fees, making secure and safe and returning to it's original condition.



General Funding

The NVR is always striving to improve its facilities and collections.