The 'Heywood Buffet' at New Romney Station is open from 10.00am until the last train leaves for Hythe during the season and on operating days, and on weekdays (10.00am until 2.00pm) when the railway is closed. Hot meals, snacks, confectionery and hot or cold beverages are available.
The 'Light Railway Café' at Dungeness Station is open every day the trains are running and, during the winter, on Saturdays and Sundays (10.00am to 3.30pm). Famous for its local fish and chips, the cafe serves a full menu along with snacks, confectionery and beverages. On Sunday's a roast dinner and sweet is available for £8.00 per head.
The 'Light Railway Café' outside Hythe Station, although not RH&DR owned, is open for meals, snacks and refreshments.
The gift and souvenir shops at New Romney, Hythe, Dymchurch and Dungeness stations all sell items of confectionery and refreshments.
Picnic tables available for passengers and visitors can be found at New Romney, Dymchurch and Dungeness stations.
A licensed observation car , serving snacks and hot and cold beverages, is available on certain trains each day. Along-side the wide variety of drinks available, our bar car 'Gladys' will be selling the RH&DR Celebration Steam Ales.
A surcharge of 50p per single journey is made for travel in this carriage.
These special trains run on selected Saturdays during the year — see our Events Page for more details. A first class train takes diners from New Romney to Dungeness for a three course meal. Call 01797 362353.Top of this page
If you are stuck for somewhere to hold a children's party then why not try New Romney Station?
For several years now we have been organising birthday parties for children of all ages but space has always made this difficult during the busy periods. Now, with the conservatory extension to the Heywood Buffet at New Romney we are able to offer the party facility on almost any day of the season, except during advertised special events and Bank Holidays.
A choice of three menus is available and each young guest will receive a free party hat and a balloon, while to calm the adults there is a free pot of tea. Although it makes for a nicer day if you do, you don't have to include a train ride or a visit to the museum with your party, and all of the normal New Romney station facilities such as picnic site and playground will be open as usual.
The RH&DR also offer charter train services for a celebration with a difference, office outing, special occasion, etc. Contact the railway for more details.Top of this page
Toilet facilities for the disabled passengers are currently available at New Romney, Hythe, Dymchurch and Dungeness stations.
The railway has coaches especially adapted to carry wheelchairs. With on-board ramps, panoramic windows and four seats for accompanying helpers, these coaches are available on any train by prior arrangement. Please telephone 01797 362353 or send an e-mail for details.
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Toilets are situated at the following stations:
Each of these stations also has a disabled toilet and baby changing facilities.Top of this page
The souvenir and gift shops can be found at New Romney, Hythe, Dymchurch and Dungeness stations.
The shop at New Romney features a good selection of RH&DR branded souvenir items, railway videos, large range of Thomas merchandise, toys and gifts, confectionery and films for your camera. It is open during most of the operating season.
Our Hythe shop offers a good range of railway and transport books and magazines for sale, alongside RH&DR branded souvenir items, Thomas items, gifts, confectionery, camera supplies and a good range of Hornby models and sets, including Thomas and Friends locomotives. It is open during most of the operating season.
Gift shops at Dungeness and Dymchurch are often open for souvenirs, gifts and confectionery.
Mail Order Service
A year round mail order service for books, models, videos and souvenirs operates from New Romney station and through our on-line Gift Shop.
fantastic OO gauge model railway is waiting to delight you above the Heywood Buffet. The trains are computer controlled and feature models that depict locomotives and rolling stock from around the world. There are also static displays of model railway items of various vintage and gauge, model cars and other toys. Around the room you will also find the story in words and pictures of the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway.
More information about the Model Railway Exhibition…Top of this page
For current information, last minute changes regarding times of trains and prices, or if you require further assistance from the RH&DR then: