Hop aboard one of the two steam-era train coaches from which Carriages Bar & Restaurant takes its name, and be transported to a bygone era of refi nement and sophistication. Here, top-quality produce takes centre stage on the menu, which showcases goods from sought-after local suppliers like New Close Farm, EW Coates, and John Hattersley Wines. From Carriages’ predominantly British fare you might be tempted to sample the likes of pan-fried black pudding served with a crispy poached egg and caramelised onions. Perhaps follow this with meltingly tender lamb shank in rich redcurrant jus, served on a bed of garlic and rosemary sweet potato mash. This unique setting plays host to a cadre of entertaining events, from ladies’ lunches and wine tastings to weekly steak nights, so be sure to consult the calendar for more information.