make a day of your visit this Christmas and help support local businesses

Normally we would love to have you hang around our railway after your journey. However, to help us maintain social distancing, this Christmas is different.

We know that many of you are making your visit to our a railway a highlight of your family’s/extended household’s Christmas. To help make a day of it, we have put together a list of local businesses that would love your custom this December!


Some of our favourite local pubs and restaurants. Perfect for a pre-Christmas meal with your loved ones! 

The Whistle Inn, Garn-yr-Erw 

Distance from Furnace Sidings station: 1-mile by road; 0.5 miles walking via the Garn Lakes.

Cuisine: Classic pub grub.

Price: £ - ££

Prebooking: Highly recommended but not essential.

Our local! Enjoy hearty classic​ pub grub and friendly service in a cosy setting. Features a children's playground right next to our Whistle Inn Halt station!  

Please note that it will not be possible to alight at Whistle Inn Halt during our Steam Santa Specials.

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The Lion Hotel, Blaenavon

The Riflemans Arms, Blaenavon

The Racehorse Inn, Waunavon


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