MLSR Tea Room

The tea room serves hot and cold drinks, a variety of sweet and savoury snacks, homemade cakes and sandwiches for our visitors on all Steam Railway open days.

Please note that the Tea Room is an on-site facility and therefore an admission ticket must be purchased to enter the site and use our facilities on all of our Steam Railway open days between 10.30 am through to 4.30pm.

The quality of the Tea Room management has been formally recognised and on 28th September 2022, the Middy Tea Room was awarded 5-star rating for food hygiene. 

The Tea Room will be open from 10.30 – 16.30 when the museum/railway is open to the public serving beverages and soft drinks and light sustenance including sandwiches, sausage rolls, pasties and cakes and is also open between 9.00 – 14.00 on Saturdays and Sundays for brunch. The menu will include cooked breakfast, waffles, pancakes and many other wonderful options. All details will be regularly updated on the Facebook page, Merls Catering at the Middy Tea Room.

New Bistro venture winter 2023 at the Tea Room every Friday from 20th October 

For Autumn/winter months we will be introducing a Bistro Style Service in the Middy Tea Room from 18.00 – 22.00. The premises will be transformed into a warm, cosy, bistro with linen tablecloths, table settings, table service and a new menu. Booking is recommended but not essential. If you have any questions please call Michael on 07530 958666 or check out our Facebook page at Merls Catering at The Middy Tea Room for opening dates, times and a sample menu. 

The Tea Room will be licensed to sell alcohol with food and a selection of bottled beers, wines and liqueurs along with soft drinks will be available. There is ample parking on site but spaces near the building are not lit so come prepared with a torch! 

The Tea Room is also open to the public 10.00  – 14.00 on volunteer days Wednesdays and Saturdays, serving breakfast rolls, large or small cooked breakfast and toasted panini, but please be advised that for safety reasons there can be no admittance to any other parts of the site on these days.

No admission ticket is required for these non-Steam Railway Days.

A sample from our Tea Room/Take-away menu

Pizza Margarita/Pepperoni – by the slice or a whole pizza!

Meze Box – meat or vegetarian option

Greek Salad

Bacon Rolls

A selection of sandwiches including BLT, Gammon & Tomato, Egg Mayo & Cress, Cheese & Chutney

As well as a range of beverages and snacks

Tea Room Bistro Christmas Menu