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Rothley Station

Station Road, Rothley LE7 7LD, England
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lovely

really interesting place to visit you can watch the trains come in I love the smell of the steam... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jo B
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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
the eagle has landed

a word of warning to visitors,this station takes on an eerie mask for the period 01-03june... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Spike E
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“model railway” (10 reviews)
“waiting room” (7 reviews)
“steam train” (11 reviews)
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Station Road, Rothley LE7 7LD, England
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"model railway"
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"waiting room"
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"steam train"
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"home made cakes"
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"like stepping back in time"
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"taking photos"
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"great little cafe"
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"a large car park"
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"blast from the past"
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"trip down memory lane"
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"tea room"
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"cream tea"
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"central line"
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"outside seating"
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"the great central railway"
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"ticket office"
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"excellent cafe"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

really interesting place to visit you can watch the trains come in I love the smell of the steam takes me back to my childhood then go and have a lovely coffee and something to eat nice place for a family day out

Thank Jo B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a word of warning to visitors,this station takes on an eerie mask for the period 01-03june 2018,you would be well advised to be on guard as it would appear that a trip back to the dark days of 1940 may happen,make a date and see...More

Thank Spike E
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visit regularly with my elderly mother, she enjoys the chat with staff, they are very friendly, they will do small portions as mum doesn't eat much

Thank Tish J
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

A wonderful little train station. Sadly when there are events the small car park fills up quickly after which there is only on-road parking. There are often events that are fantastically thought out and executed however there are tines of the year when it is...More

Thank mildenhall72
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

We visited the Great Central Railway on Saturday 30th December and parked at Rothley station as we know that we can enjoy the ambience of the Edwardian waiting room with open fire and tea bar. Having been told that the waiting room/tea bar would close...More

Thank HelenJMidlands
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Really fantastic little railway cafe at Rothley station. Lovely fresh sandwiches, baguettes and jackets with homemade produce and all freshly cooked. ALS good for just a quick coffee and cake if your are enjoying a day watching or riding on the steam trains. Friendly and...More

Thank MrsGemmaDavies
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

Rothley station built in typical Great Central style with an island platform to allow trains to stop either side. Situated just outside Leicester this station is very similar to Quorn but has the added attraction of a model railway in the old goods yard.Fires were...More

Thank volklf1
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

Rothley station is just brilliant. If nothing else it's worth the effort to sit on the platform, surrounded by all the historic rail buildings and get yourself a cuppa from the platform tea room and just take in the atmosphere. It's lovely just to watch...More

Thank cherry-6om6
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Well if you want pretentiousness, stale cakes and limp sandwiches do not come here. If you want excellent service, fresh sandwiches and baking to die for, with good portions THIS IS THE PLACE. Nothing more to be said.

Thank NiallFleming
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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Been coming for a few years for lunch & breakfast on the odd days & a must say the staff are always friendly & the place is always clean & tidy & the food is always of good quailty but the breakfast is good value.

Thank GAZBO1962
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Hayley B
29 July 2017|
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Response from Muree2 | Reviewed this property |
They tend to run mostly at weekends and bank holidays.
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jack750
21 March 2017|
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Response from Tony B | Reviewed this property |
We got the answer from the schedule on their website, which distinguished steam trains from others, and found it accurate on the day.
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