Many culinary delights await you on your journey. Visit our excellent cafés or sample our onboard catering.

Spooner's Grill, Café & Bar

No trip to the railway is complete without a visit to Spooner's Grill Café & Bar in Harbour Station, Porthmadog.

Our excellent café opens early so why not visit for a hearty full breakfast before starting your day or choose your own combination from extensive selection, all individually priced. If you are looking for a tasty lunch we serve a variety of light meals, sandwiches, pies and snacks or take a look at our daily specials board. All food is also available in takeaway boxes, so why not grab something to take on your train journey.

Teas, coffees, cold drinks and a selection of homemade cakes and snacks are available throughout the day.

Our CAMRA award-winning bar offers a wide choice of real ales on tap twelve months of the year, draught beers, bottled wines and a varied selection of malt whiskies including Wales' very own Penderyn. We have an excellent variety of beers from small independent breweries, including Porthmadog's own Purple Moose Brewery together with consistent beer quality and competitive pricing - so come and try a pint of something you've never had before!

Menus are available to download below.

Please also visit Spooner's own website.

Sunday Carvery

Join us each Sunday between 12 noon and 3pm for our Winter Warming Carvery with a choice of succulent roast meats sourced from our butcher T.J.Roberts of Bala, and fresh seasonal vegetables with all the trimmings.

To avoid disappointment, book ahead by calling 01766 516032 or email

Vegetarian option available

Lunches are served subject to availability on the day

Main Course £8.95
Main Course and Dessert £12.50
Child Portion £4.95

Tan y Bwlch Station Tearoom

Opening times:

Re-opens at February half-term

February 15th - March 1st: Open daily 10.30 - 16.30
Then every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10.30 - 16.30
Open daily from March 28th

Tan-y-Bwlch Station Tearoom serves a varied selection of freshly cooked hot and cold light lunches and afternoon teas; including soup, paninis, jacket potatoes and much more. Treat yourself to morning coffee of afternoon tea together with a tasty freshly baked cake. Tan-y-Bwlch is also fully licensed and sells a variety of local bottled beers and ciders, or treat yourself to a bottle of prosecco or a glass of wine whilst enjoying the views over the Vale of Ffestiniog.

Tan-y-Bwlch station is set amidst beautiful woodland countryside. You can sit indoors, or outside, either under the canopy or at picnic tables overlooking the station and valley. Parents can relax whilst their children let off steam in the enclosed play area.

There is free parking at the station and there is gently ramped access to the tearoom. The station has toilets which include baby changing and an accessible toilet situated right behind the tearoom. There is a small gift shop are inside tearoom that sells souvenirs. There are other woodland car parks in the area with foot paths and trails to the station.

If you want to explore further there are plenty of walks starting at Tan-y-Bwlch, including a family friendly nature trail to Llyn Mair (the nearby lake) where you can rest, feed the ducks and take in the scenery. Why not take a picnic lunch, chosen from the tea room menu, down to the picnic area beside the lake? Our staff will be happy to pop it in a little bag for you.

Tan-y-Bwlch Tearoom is available for hire for parties and other functions by prior request. Please phone 01766 516031.

Caffi De Winton - Caernarfon Station

Caffi De Winton, with its mezzanine floor looking out towards Caernarfon's famous castle, is an important part of the new terminus station building for the Welsh Highland Railway. The café offers a range of tasty light snacks and refreshments, freshly prepared and using many locally sourced ingredients.

Welsh Breakfasts are served between 0900 and 1130 with several options including the large 'Garratt' breakfast and a vegetarian 'Watkin' Breakfast. All meats are provided by local award winning butcher, O.G.Owen & Son.

Freshly prepared light bites are available between 0900 and 1500 with tasty homemade cakes on sale throughout the day.

The café is open between 0900 and 1700 daily. Dogs are not able to go into the café itself but there is extra seating in the station's event space with plenty of room for dogs. The lower floor of Caffi De Winton is fully accessible and dietary requirements can be catered for. Assistance dogs are welcome in the café.

We offer delicious light bites including jacket potatoes and paninis, all made to order by our friendly bi-lingual team. Our Mezzanine floor overlooks the castle, slate quay and the Isle of Anglesey. Why not book it as a spot for a business meeting or coffee with old friends? Call 01286 677018 to find out more.

Welsh Highland Railway On-Train Catering

In addition to our standard light refreshment service, Welsh Highland trains now have a small kitchen offering a selection of freshly prepared food, including:

• A selection of freshly made sandwiches
• Toasted Sandwiches
• Burgers
• Bacon Rolls

Hot food is available on all departures from both Porthmadog and Caernarfon.

The refreshment trolley works its way through the train providing a selection of hot, cold and licensed drinks, plus confectionery, cakes and biscuits on all services.

Pullman Afternoon Teas

The perfect gift! Treat the one you love with tea for two on a historic steam train through the delights of the Snowdonia National Park...

Sit back, relax and enjoy the enchanting scenery of the Snowdonia National Park and afternoon tea for two, as we take you on one of the top railway journeys in the world.

Traveling first class from either Caernarfon or Porthmadog in one of our luxury Pullman carriages, you will travel 50 miles through the heart of the Snowdonia National Park pulled by a historic steam train. Enjoy free tea and coffee as you pass the foot of Snowdon, the picture postcard village of Beddgelert and through the stunning Aberglaslyn Pass. After taking a break at your destination you will board the train for the return journey, where afternoon tea will be served at your seat.

Package Includes:

• Luxury Pullman Afternoon Tea for two
• First Class return rail travel from Caernarfon to Porthmadog (or vice-versa)
• Tea and coffee on the outward journey

More details including dates and fares can be found here.