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Café

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

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    Details

    The Turntable Café, located on Platform 1 serves a wide array of food from hearty full meals to simple light bites and of course lots of sweet treats! There is a spacious seating area downstairs overlooking the Platform and a large vaulted seating area upstairs, with an exterior link to the children's play area. The upstairs area can seat approximately 50 persons and can be reserved for children's parties, celebrations or coach groups. The Turntable Café also has a selection of group and private function menus for larger groups. Free Wi-Fi on site.

    Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Welcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

    Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

    The Turntable Café, Ravenglass Gift Shop, Information Centre, Railway Museum, Cycle Trails, Fellbites Café, Scafell Gift Shop, The Eskdale Room, The Ratty Arms, Free Wi-Fi, Free commentary app and Children's Playgrounds. Both stations have private function rooms and catering facilities which are ideal for private functions, parties and conferences.

    Opening details

    Opening times vary according to season. The Turntable Café is open at 10:00 when trains are in operation.

    Address

    Ravenglass,
    Cumbria,
    CA18 1SW

    Location

    Directions

    Plan route to Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

    Map reference: SD 085964  Lat: 54.35565 Long: -3.40807

    BY ROAD

    From M6 junction 36 follow the brown Western Lake District signs to Broughton-in-Furness, passing Newby Bridge on the A590 and turning right at Greenodd onto the A5092. From Broughton follow the A595 to Silecroft T junction (turn right) and beyond.

    From M6 junction 40 follow the brown Western Lake District signs past Keswick and Bassenthwaite Lake on the A66 towards Cockermouth. Turn left at the Cockermouth roundabout onto the A5086. Follow the A5086 to Egremont where it joins the A595. Turn left for Ravenglass following the A595.

    From Ambleside and Coniston, consider using the A593 passing through Torver before arriving at Broughton. From Windermere and Bowness take the A592 to Newby Bridge.

    Various scenic routes offer spectacular journeys. From the central lakes consider the dramatic Wrynose and Hardknott passes route to Eskdale but be aware of the 1-in-three ascents and descents, single track road and hairpin bends. Also look for Birker Fell, and the Corney Fell options on ordnance survey maps.

    Post Code CA18 1SW for Ravenglass Station

    Post Code CA19 1TF for Dalegarth for Boot Station

    BY RAIL

    Leave the car behind and visit us by rail from Lancaster and Morecambe, Grange-over-Sands, Windermere, Preston, Carlisle and Oxenholme the Lake District - all key holiday destinations. Regular Northern trains travel on the scenic Cumbrian Coast Line between Carlisle, Whitehaven and Barrow calling at Ravenglass every day except Sunday. Save money with a through ticket: £4.00 off the normal combined adult fair, £2.00 off the child fare with even greater savings for railcard holders. You can buy these from station ticket offices or from conductors on the train.

    For more details on timetable and fare information visit the Northern Rail website or call 08457 48 49 50


    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Ravenglass station

    Facilities

    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • PostboxPostbox
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
    • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
    • Welcome HostWelcome Host
    • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
    • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
    • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

    The Turntable Café, Ravenglass Gift Shop, Information Centre, Railway Museum, Cycle Trails, Fellbites Café, Scafell Gift Shop, The Eskdale Room, The Ratty Arms, Free Wi-Fi, Free commentary app and Children's Playgrounds. Both stations have private function rooms and catering facilities which are ideal for private functions, parties and conferences.

    Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

    Parking

    • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
      • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
    • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
      • Yesis solid
    • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
    • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
      • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

    Public Areas

    • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
      • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
      • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
      • YesTo the gift shop
    • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
    • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
    • YesBaby changing facilities
    • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
    • YesVisitor information available in audio format
    • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

    General

    • YesHearing loop system
    • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
    • YesClear signage
    • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
    • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
    • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
    • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
    • YesAudible alarm system
    • YesVisual alarm system

    Entrance

    • YesEntrance is well lit

    Food

    • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
    • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
    • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
    • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
      • YesSugar free (diabetic)
      • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
      • YesLactose free (dairy free)
      • YesLow potassium
      • YesLow sodium
      • YesNut free
      • YesAdditive free
      • YesOrganic
      • YesVegetarian
      • YesVegan
    • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
    • YesHigh chairs for children
    • YesChildren's menu

    Notes

    • See website for full details and access policy.

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