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

Turntable Café at Wansford Station.

Serving a variety of hot and cold drinks, snacks, home cooked specials, cakes, confectionary and ice creams.  We are open almost every day of the year, including non running days.

Open every day from 08:30 to 4.00pm but can vary subject to special events. Closed from 25th December to 28th December 

Click here for our  New Cafe Menu

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

The Fenman Afternoon Teas.

Add a touch of traditional British luxury to your visit by taking traditional afternoon tea onboard ‘The Fenman’ steam hauled train from Wansford.  A variety of sandwiches, cakes and hot scones with jam and cream are served at your seat during a journey along the picturesque Nene Valley.
Tea and coffee will also be brought to your table, but should any of your party require additional fortification, each train conveys a buffet car offering a selection of alcoholic and soft drinks for sale.  Tables in our restored 1950’s coaches must be booked in advance due to popular demand.
Ticket prices include rail travel throughout the day, so additional trips may be made before or after travel aboard The Fenman. Click here for more details

All of the above must be booked with at least a weeks notice, please email our Catering Manager for more details and to book. Most dietary requirements can be dealt with, please notify us as soon as possible. Email us at

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.

Food and Drink for Special Occasions

The Jolly Fisherman

A great evening out with Fish and Chips served at your seat, our train contains a Bar Car for alcoholic and soft drinks. The train leaves Wansford at 7.00 pm returning at approx 9.30 pm. our next evening service will be in 2017

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 our catering manager


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.