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Spa Valley Railway

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Heritage Railway operating Steam and Diesel trains between Tunbridge Wells West and Eridge with intermediate stations at High Rocks and Groombridge.
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West Station Nevill Terrace, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN2 5QY, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I feel that the advertisement for his experience is nothing like the reality. The train is decorated as per the advertisement, but the Christmas lights weren’t even switched on! The decorations were sparse and it lacked a lot of atmosphere. Have no idea what the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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SpaVR, Manager at Spa Valley Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to send us this review. The railway advertises the event on its website and we do take a long time to decorate our carriages, what has been missed in your review is the decorations at Eridge and Tunbridge Wells...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really lovely evening spent with friends at the SVR Murder Mystery event. Steam hauled with a fish supper, well stocked bar and a great company of actors who were determined to make our evening special. Can’t wait for the next one!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

I came here with a group of friends for the beer festival which was great! However, we wanted to take the train to Eridge for lunch at The Huntsman which I have also reviewed. The price for an all-day return ticket was, I thought, overly-expensive...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ian W
SpaVR, General Manager at Spa Valley Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. What should have been mentioned in the review however is that whilst you visited during our annual Beer Festival, this event is also combined with our Autumn Diesel Gala. This has been the case since 2011 so it should come...More

Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Used the spa valley railway as our transport for our wedding to High Rocks! All the staff were so lovely and all our guests loved every minute of it! Such a different way for arriving at the wedding venue. So if your getting married at...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stephen S
SpaVR, General Manager at Spa Valley Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we're really pleased you enjoyed your wedding transport, the headboard and overall a fantastic experience!

Reviewed 29 October 2018

Did this trip yesterday, bit disappointed that it was not a steam loco and it was exceptionally cold, but lovely experience with all the autumn colours showing through. The volunteers work hard to make it work. A trip back in time. The train even ran...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

Arranged as part of a weekend gift from my daughter " Steam Experience and One night Hotel Stay" on the day got up early as we had just under four hours to travel, the weather on the day was over cast and drizzly but as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Brought back many memories from traveling on the line. Food was good in the buffet car. Nice to see the thumper as well.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Spike J
SpaVR, General Manager at Spa Valley Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're really pleased you enjoyed your visit. Our Thumper is very historic and currently under repairs, it will be in service again next year.

Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

We visited with friends on beer festival Saturday. Lots of beers and ciders on offer. The volunteer staff did an amazing job both on and off the trains. Live music as well as stalls and bars. Lots if trains running until late. Will go back...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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SpaVR, General Manager at Spa Valley Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Thank you we're glad you had such a lovely time.

Reviewed 20 October 2018

Had a great time. The young ladies on coach C you could not fault and the stations are looked after very well. However on arrival we are told no steam engine today. When questioned by the staff why the passengers are told we have not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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SpaVR, General Manager at Spa Valley Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

We're sorry that you didn't get to experience a steam hauled train, unfortunately our own engine failed and the replacement components needed to be manufactured. We are hoping to have the engine back in traffic in November however we will be joined by two visiting...More

Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

Earlier in the year myself and my wife went on the spa railway and I gave it a five rating. I looked on the website afterwards and saw they did meals and it was a three hour trip. So I booked it. The food and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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SpaVR, General Manager at Spa Valley Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Thank you for your review, as you visited the railway previously I am surprised to read you thought it would be a different journey, we only have 5 miles of railway line through some unspoilt areas of the High Weald. As in line with most...More

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