Johnson’s Buffet & Allport’s Emporium 2017-11-07T13:34:58+00:00

Johnson’s Buffet

Please note: Johnson’s Buffet is currently closed for a major kitchen re-fit and is expected to re-open in early spring 2018. Catering services are available at Butterley Station.

Johnson’s Buffet is open every day when trains are running, except for Santa Specials and Festive Trains at Christmas. It is also open at other times, subject to demand – please contact us to check availability.

Serving light refreshments, delicious lunches, tempting cakes, afternoon teas and a variety of hot and cold drinks, it also offers a special menu for younger visitors. Traditional Sunday Lunches are also served on special days.

For more information about the range of catering options, please click here.

Historical note: Johnson’s Buffet is named after Samuel Waite Johnson, Midland Railway’s Chief Mechanical Engineer from 1873 to 1903.

Johnson's Buffet

 Allport’s Emporium

Allport’s Emporium souvenir shop is located in the main Swanwick Junction Station building and offers a selection of chilled drinks, chocolates, crisps and ice creams in addition to a selection of souvenirs .  A wider choice of souvenirs is available from the shop at Butterley Station.

Historical note:  Allport’s emporium is named after Sir James Allport who became General Manager of the Midland Railway in October 1853 and Chairman of the Board of Directors in 1880.

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