Whisking guests away on decadent escapes around the UK, British Pullman, a Belmond Train, England, combines sumptuous interiors with fine dining and fabulous fun. Sister train of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, the Art Deco icon revives the glamorous Golden Age while satisfying today’s desire for slow travel.
From the moment guests arrive at the private lounge at London Victoria station, there’s excitement in the air. Personal liveried stewards escort passengers to their private tables and take care of their every need throughout the journey. Each impeccably restored vintage carriage boasts a unique identity and story. Some have carried royalty, others have starred in movies. Exquisite décor includes polished marquetry, plush textiles and magnificent mosaics. Expansive picture windows afford prime views of the landscapes rolling by.
Fine dining is a highlight of every journey. Culinary masterpieces, created by talented chefs in the onboard kitchen, are paired with sommelier-selected wines. Seasonal and local specialities range from Cornish mackerel and Kentish lamb to artisan cheeses and Tregothnan Estate tea. Many journeys are enlivened by musicians and table magicians. A convivial buzz unites passengers in the sheer pleasure of being on board.
Signature journeys include Bath, renowned for its elegant Regency architecture, Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, and Great British Seaside towns including Margate and Broadstairs. Non-stopping dining experiences include one-off tasting menus by Michelin-starred chefs, lavish dinners paired with exceptional champagnes, romantic Valentine’s Day lunches and decadent Mother’s Day teas. Sporting events such as Goodwood Revival and the Grand National can be visited in style. For the ultimate nostalgia, steam-hauled journeys add an extra layer of enchantment.