The Settle-Carlisle Railway Refreshment Service

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the on-train Refreshment Trolley Service will be suspended from all Northern timetabled rail services, travelling the Settle-Carlisle rail line, from Wednesday the 18th March until further notice. 

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The Settle-Carlisle Railway Development Company operates the award-winning refreshment trolley service on most train services travelling between Settle-Carlisle and Carlisle-Settle.

Focusing on locally produced food, we offer a range of cakes and biscuits made by Country Fare in Mallerstang. Country Fare is based at a farm within sight of the line between Kirkby Stephen and Garsdale. Why not try one of their award-winning ginger biscuits, flapjacks or speciality shortbreads? Forget the calories, sit back and enjoy!

Ale produced locally by Eden Brewery (based in Penrith) is available from the trolleys on the trains.  The new range features canned Wyvern Blonde .

Unique to the Settle-Carlisle Railway, you will also be able to enjoy a locally made ice cream. With a variety of flavours available, why not indulge yourself with a delicious treat?

We serve a wide range of hot and cold drinks including filter coffee, tea, hot chocolate, latte, water, fruit juice and a selection of confectionery, crisps and much more.

We are conscious that hot drinks are served in single-use cups on the trains.  Unfortunately, there are no facilities on board for washing cups and mugs. To help reduce the number of paper cups used, you can buy a reusable travel mug from the trolley team. When you buy a travel mug, you will receive a voucher for a free tea or coffee.

We also stock a range of Settle-Carlisle Railway merchandise on the trolley including hessian bags for life, playing cards, and stationary as well as a great guide book to compliment your journey on the line. Browse our online shop to view a selection of goods available.

Where possible, trolleys will be available on the following trains:

Northbound (Settle – Carlisle)

Day Time Journey
Monday – Friday 08:49 Settle to Carlisle
Monday – Friday 10:22 Settle to Carlisle
Monday – Friday 11:51 Settle to Carlisle
Monday – Friday 14:17 Settle to Appleby
Saturday 08:49 Settle to Carlisle
Saturday 10:22 Settle to Carlisle
Saturday 11:51 Settle to Carlisle

Southbound (Carlisle – Settle)

Day Time Journey
Monday – Friday 09:06 Appleby to Settle
Monday – Friday 10:49 Carlisle to Settle
Monday – Saturday 13:40 Carlisle to Settle
Monday – Friday 14:50 Carlisle to Settle
Saturday 10:49 Carlisle to Settle
Saturday 14:04 Carlisle to Appleby
Saturday 14:50 Carlisle to Appleby

There may be occasions when, for circumstances beyond our control, we have no alternative but to withdraw a trolley service.

To view the latest timetables for the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle railway, click here.

Pre-order Our Refreshment Service Here…

You can now pre-order refreshments before you travel. Our Catering Team, based in Appleby, will be happy to discuss your options.  Packed lunches, Afternoon Teas, champagne and strawberries, birthday cakes and a host of other menu suggestions are available.

Whether you’re having a day out on the train or celebrating a special occasion, we are here to help.

To arrange your refreshment package, email with your details and our team will be happy to assist. If you’d like to speak with a member of our team, please call our Appleby office on 017683 53200.

Book Your Afternoon Tea Experience Here …

Click here to learn more about our NEW Afternoon Tea packages available on select weekday diesel trains travelling the Settle-Carlisle Railway.

Download Your Exclusive Refreshment Trolley Explore Voucher Here…

Click here to download an exclusive Explore Voucher for use on the on-board Settle-Carlisle Railway refreshment trolley.

Please note the terms and conditions stated on the voucher.