Lovely Ride

I have just come back from an afternoon tea with Gwili Railway. It was an absolutely lovely afternoon, made all the better by the fine weather. We were served scones with jam and cream, along with strawberries, and tea and coffee aboard the train. The scones were absolutely delicious, and we even had second helpings of strawberries. And cream too, although I declined as I already had plenty of cream. We got off by the miniature railway, so we had an extra little train ride for the price of our ticket! :) There was also a food stand there selling burgers, coffee, etc which was good for those who had not had the cream tea.Then we travelled back to Bronwydd and had a look round the shop, which sells a nice little variety of train related items for children and adults alike. There's also a victorian tea room at the station, selling tea, coffee and cakes, which again is nice for those who didn't choose to go for the cream tea on board the train, and also when special events such as the cream tea aren't running. The journey along the river Gwili really is lovely, and there are picninc tables at the other end of the journey, which brings back happy memories of my childhood. My parents and I often travelled on the Gwili Railway train to go for a picnic when I was a child.

I also went on Gwili Railway last year, when I surprised my father with a Father's Day lunch. We had a lovely meal - starter on the way up to Llwyfan Cerrig, main course on the way back to Bronwydd, then back to Llwyfan Cerrig, having pudding on our way back there, then back to Bronwydd, having coffee and mints on our way back there. We also got to go out to stretch our legs during the journey, and made a toilet stop too. It was a very pleasant journey, and the food was delicious. Definitely a wonderful father's day surprise. My father was thrilled to bits. I couldn't think of anything to top that this year, not without spending a fortune!

Gwili Steam Railway, Bronwydd Arms Station, Bronwydd Arms, Carmarthen, SA33 6HT. Tel (01267) 238213 (Mon-Fri-10am-4pm)