Looe Munchtime Express 2013

Looe Munchtime ExpressThe Looe Munchtime Express rolls out of Looe train station today, on the first of five Tuesday events, scheduled over the next five weeks.

Here are the dates for your diary – 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th November and the 3rd December 2013.

The train leaves Looe train station at 12.47pm, trundles up the picturesque Looe Valley Line to Liskeard station and then trundles back again to arrive at 1.50pm.

More info about ticket prices and booking details at the end of this post.

Munchtime Express – Serves you free food!

Whilst you’re on the train, the restaurant of the day will serve you tasters from their menu… absolutely FREE! All you have to do, is pay for the train ticket, sit back an enjoy the scenery and be served delicious food from one of the top restaurants in the area.

Restaurants taking part this year are:

  1. The Old Sail Loft (5th)
  2. Ocean & Earth Thai Restaurant (12th)
  3. Barclay House (19th)
  4. The Plough at Duloe (26th)
  5. The Blue Plate (3rd)

I’ve eaten at Ocean & Earth and The Blue Plate, both of which I can recommend whole heartedly.

Barclay House and The Plough at Duloe are pretty amazing so I’ve heard, and have won various gold awards in regional restaurant culinary competitions such as ‘Taste of the West’.

Munchtime Express photos from 2010

Although not that recent, these photos will give you an idea of what the event is like and how much fun everyone has. It’s a very social occasion.

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Munchtime Express – Longest buffet in the UK, 8.75 miles!

If you haven’t heard of the Munchtime Express before, here’s a little background information and some pictures.

The event was originally dreamt up and organised by the Looe Chamber of Trade & Commerce back in 2010, with the idea of promoting the award winning restaurants in Looe and surrounding area.

Now that the Chamber has gone, the event is kept alive by Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership and the restaurants themselves. Testimony I think to what a great idea and event it is.

Munchtime Express – Booking essential

In previous years the event has proved very popular and I recommend you book tickets in advance.

A Looe to Liskeard return is only £4 but you can save a packet if you go with friends. The Looe Valley Line runs a half price ‘4 for the price of 2’ offer which means four people can travel only £8. A bargain considering the food is free!

To book your tickets, call 01752 233094 or email railpart@plymouth.ac.uk and be sure to say you found the details on iLoveLooe.co.uk

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Cornwall was always one of our dream places to live, so we upped sticks in 2007 and moved from Sussex to Looe. I now run iLoveLooe.co.uk, a design studio and photography business. I am also responsible for various social media locations for Looe on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. Say ‘Hi’ sometime.


  1. Mr Alan Tennant says:

    For many years I have spoken up In praise of the Looe Valley Line .
    For anyone who has never expireanced the trip I can highly recommend it .
    With the opportunity to sample food from the said restaurants for free is an offer not to be missed !
    I certainly wish I were able to partake .

  2. Sounds fantastic,sorry we missed this time. We look forward to the next Munchtime Express

  3. Sue Horsfield says:

    Just enjoyed first trip on the Looe line…..great “munchies” provided by The Blue Plate from Downderry, my only complaint is that we didn’t book for ALL of them! Will make sure that we book for all the trips next year. A big thank you to all concerned.

  4. Sue Horsfield says:

    Can anyone give me any information about the Christmas trips on the Looe line…. 13th and 20th December 2013 as l would like to book for these trips.

  5. Hi Sue, I would call 01752 233094 or email railpart@plymouth.ac.uk. Please say iLoveLooe sent you 🙂

  6. Hello, i have only just seen this and what a great idea, i really hope that it will return for next year, as i would certainly love to experience the trip and also pass on the details to any one staying at Spinnaker Cottage.

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