The Severn Valley Railway makes for a fantastic day-out and is the perfect excuse to visit this idyllic stretch of England.
No matter how far you come to visit us, we want to make sure that you have a great time whilst you’re here.
A one-way trip from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth usually takes just over an hour, but whilst you’re in the area you may as well make the most of some of the great places to eat and help support the local economy too! It’s hungry work enjoying this wonderful area, so whilst you’re more than welcome to bring a packed lunch, we’ve collected all our favourite places to eat that are on or near to stations on the Severn Valley Railway.
Head to any one of these places for a slap-up meal and wonderful service:
The Manor House of Whittington, Kinver
This Grade-1 listed building has been serving quality-ales and grub to thirsty travellers for over 700 years and whilst the pub has gone through many different owners since then, the current incarnation of this venerable establishment is arguably the best that it’s ever been. Whilst the historical aspects of the building have been retained, modern decor and stylish design have freshened the rest of the building up, making for a classy gastro-pub experience.
The King & Castle, Kidderminster
Run by Severn Valley Railway, this pub is a faithful recreation of how the original refreshments bar would have appeared in the 1940s. There are always a number of hand-pulled ales on tap, as well as a changing menu of hot and cold food. This is a perfect place to start or finish your journey, gently easing you into the era and letting you get a taste of what it might have been like to travel along the railway line back in its 19th century hey-day.
Kidderminster & Bewdley Refreshment Rooms
In addition to the King & Castle, you can also order some lovely food from the Refreshment Rooms at both the Kidderminster and Bedley Refreshment rooms. Arrive early to make the most of the wonderful breakfast menus: choose from traditional English breakfasts, Eggs Benedict and more.
During the day you can pick from a limited but delicious selection of hearty mains (including Steak & Ale Pie and Cod and Chips) or pick from a few light lunches, or a selection of gourmet burgers.
La Petite Gare, Kidderminster
Just opposite the road from the Severn Valley Railway station in Kidderminster you’ll find La Petite Gare, a family-run business that has a passion for serving fresh Italian coffee and delicious homemade food.
During the day this establishment is a cosy cafe, serving visitors to the town sandwiches, soups and cakes – but during the night it becomes an intimate bistro/bar, perfect for whiling away an evening in Kidderminster.
The Granary Hotel & Restaurant, Kidderminster
This well-reputed hotel and restaurant was first opened in 1978, continual investment has allowed it to become the successful establishment that it is today. The restaurant, run by Head Chef Sarah Heywood, has become reputed as one of the best places to eat in the area.
During the week you can make the most of the 2 AA Rosette standard restaurant’s set dinner at only 3 courses for £19.50.