Welcome To

The Sidings

Hotel, Restaurant & Bar

The Sidings Valentines Menu

Unique Accommodation & Dining

Est.  1985

Pullman Carriages

Founded in 1985 by an ex-railwayman with a passion and enthusiasm for all things connected with railways, The Sidings is built around 5 Pullman style railway carriages. These have been developed to create the ultimate railway experience.

Eat & Sleep

Part of the carriages have been converted in to a dining area, allowing tables of four to overlook the track. Other carriages at this unique venue have been converted in to rooms, allowing guests to stay and enjoy The Sidings overnight.

Unique Experience

Relax while enjoying your stay and watch the passing trains.

Viewing Platform

With an exclusive viewing platform, meters away from the trains. You can safely enjoy the passing trains close up as they pass by. 

Alternatively you can watch them as you dine in one of the carriages or in our conservatory.  

Eat, Drink, Sleep & Repeat

Dine in one of our carriages followed by drinks in the bar. Then spend your night in one of our converted train carriages or treat yourself to a room with our large four poster beds. 


Dinner, Bed and Breakfast for 2

Take advantage of our special £99 one night deal.

Buy your voucher online or give us call to book your stay. 




Greek Nights

About Us

Find out more about how the Sidings Hotel was built and uncover some of our history.


Unique Rooms

Spend the night in our converted pullman carriages.

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What Our Customers Are Saying...

  • Enjoyable Experience

    We have just got back from a 3 night stay and this was our first experience of staying at The Sidings, absolutely loved the the unusual surroundings of the railway carriages, our room had a four poster bed and was larger than other rooms on the train carriage.

  • Stay in a Railway carriage

    We stayed one night in room 7, check in was 2pm the hotel is made up of original carriages that have been refurbished into on-suite rooms. The room had complimentary refreshments tray and had everything we needed.

  • Always a winner

    I love this place. Great food, amazing ambience, the staff is always friendly and helpful. It’s great to see the trains passing by and admire the sunset over the train track.

  • Fantastic Meal

    Between us we tried a wide variety of food & every single dish was perfect. The chef really knows what he's doing and the friendly staff is happy to help no matter what you ask for. I don't write reviews very often but this place deserves praise. Well done guys, we'll be back!

  • Great mixed grill

    The sidings are based on railway carriages. The staff are really friendly and the food excellent value and quallity. The mixed grill I had was huge and very tasty. If stopping the rooms are in railway carriages next to the main east coast rail line. So if a light sleeper may not be for you but a great experiance.

  • Top spot

    Went here with our kids as our little boy absolutely loves trains. Very quirky setup with the train carriages, it's been done really well. Place was very clean and well kept. Sunday dinner we had was lovely and the desserts were also great.

  • Great Greek Cypriot food in lovely surroundings

    Trains, good service and Greek food coked how Brits prefer it, what's not to like? Breakfast, evening meal and wedding feast were all excellent.

    The Sidings Hotel
    Station Lane, York, YO30 1BT