Many culinary delights await you on your journey. Visit our excellent cafés or sample our onboard catering.
Spooner's Grill, Café & Bar
No trip to the railway is complete without a visit to Spooner's Grill Café & Bar in Harbour Station, Porthmadog.
Our excellent café opens early so why not visit for a hearty full breakfast before starting your day or choose your own combination from extensive selection, all individually priced. If you are looking for a tasty lunch we serve a variety of light meals, sandwiches, pies and snacks or take a look at our daily specials board. All food is also available in takeaway boxes, so why not grab something to take on your train journey.
Teas, coffees, cold drinks and a selection of homemade cakes and snacks are available throughout the day.
Our CAMRA award-winning bar offers a wide choice of real ales on tap twelve months of the year, draught beers, bottled wines and a varied selection of malt whiskies including Wales' very own Penderyn. We have an excellent variety of beers from small independent breweries, including Porthmadog's own Purple Moose Brewery together with consistent beer quality and competitive pricing - so come and try a pint of something you've never had before!
Menus are available to download below.
Please also visit Spooner's own website.
Join us each Sunday between 12 noon and 3pm for our Winter Warming Carvery with a choice of succulent roast meats sourced from our butcher T.J.Roberts of Bala, and fresh seasonal vegetables with all the trimmings.
To avoid disappointment, book ahead by calling 01766 516032 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Vegetarian option available
Lunches are served subject to availability on the day
Main Course £8.95
Main Course and Dessert £12.50
Child Portion £4.95
Tan y Bwlch Station Tearoom
Tan-y-Bwlch Station Tearoom is open from April until the end of October, serving a varied selection of freshly cooked hot and cold light lunches and afternoon teas; including soup, paninis, jacket potatoes and much more. Treat yourself to morning coffee of afternoon tea together with a tasty freshly baked cake. Tan-y-Bwlch is also fully licensed and sells a variety of local bottled beers and ciders, or treat yourself to a bottle of prosecco or a glass of wine whilst enjoying the views over the Vale of Ffestiniog.
Tan-y-Bwlch station is set amidst beautiful woodland countryside. You can sit indoors, or outside, either under the canopy or at picnic tables overlooking the station and valley. Parents can relax whilst their children let off steam in the enclosed play area.
There is free parking at the station and there is gently ramped access to the tearoom. The station has toilets which include baby changing and an accessible toilet situated right behind the tearoom. There is a small gift shop are inside tearoom that sells souvenirs. There are other woodland car parks in the area with foot paths and trails to the station.
If you want to explore further there are plenty of walks starting at Tan-y-Bwlch, including a family friendly nature trail to Llyn Mair (the nearby lake) where you can rest, feed the ducks and take in the scenery. Why not take a picnic lunch, chosen from the tea room menu, down to the picnic area beside the lake? Our staff will be happy to pop it in a little bag for you.
Tan-y-Bwlch Tearoom is available for hire for parties and other functions by prior request. Please phone 01766 516031.
Welsh Highland Railway On-Train Catering
In addition to our standard light refreshment service, Welsh Highland trains now have a small kitchen offering a selection of freshly prepared food, including:
• A selection of freshly made sandwiches
• Toasted Sandwiches
• Bacon Rolls
Hot food is available on all departures from both Porthmadog and Caernarfon.
The refreshment trolley works its way through the train providing a selection of hot, cold and licensed drinks, plus confectionery, cakes and biscuits on all services.
Pullman Afternoon Teas
The perfect gift! Treat the one you love with tea for two on a historic steam train through the delights of the Snowdonia National Park...
Sit back, relax and enjoy the enchanting scenery of the Snowdonia National Park and afternoon tea for two, as we take you on one of the top railway journeys in the world.
Traveling first class from either Caernarfon or Porthmadog in one of our luxury Pullman carriages, you will travel 50 miles through the heart of the Snowdonia National Park pulled by a historic steam train. Enjoy free tea and coffee as you pass the foot of Snowdon, the picture postcard village of Beddgelert and through the stunning Aberglaslyn Pass. After taking a break at your destination you will board the train for the return journey, where afternoon tea will be served at your seat.
• Luxury Pullman Afternoon Tea for two
• First Class return rail travel from Caernarfon to Porthmadog (or vice-versa)
• Tea and coffee on the outward journey
More details including dates and fares can be found here.