Things to do

Whilst your visiting the Railway

A full trip on the 2-mile line features three stations

The Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway dates from 1948 and has taken various forms to reach what it is today.

Now with a track gauge of 15 inches (381mm), and host to seven steam locomotives and five diesel locomotives, the line carries hundreds of thousands of happy passengers every year.

Cleethorpes Kingsway

Adjacent to Cleethorpes Leisure Centre and the Southern Promenade, this impressive terminus station is home to a well-stocked gift shop selling a wide range of railway souvenirs, items perfect for holidaymakers and daytrippers, plus Thomas the Tank Engine merchandise. Also on offer are snacks and light refreshments.

Pay and Display Parking is available nearby.

Lakeside Station

Lakeside is the hub of the railway, found halfway along the line.

It is home to the smallest pub on the planet – The Signal Box Inn. At just 8×8 square feet and seating four people at a time, its offering includes a wide range of guest ales and ciders.

Platform One Café offers delicious breakfasts, lunches and refreshments.


Our other terminus station was added as part of the railway’s extension in 2007 and is popular with walkers and bird watchers.

The station has some outstanding views of the Humber Estuary and is also conveniently situated near Thorpe Park.

The Signal Box Inn

When we say little, we mean little! Measuring 8ft x 8ft squared we are the ‘Smallest Pub on the Planet’.

For our small size, we certainly pack a punch with a choice of cask ales, lager, bitter, spirits, wines and approx 20 different ciders available at any one time. You will certainly be spoilt for choice!

In addition to the drinks selection, we also have indoor seating, a tv & music, darts board, house band and a nine-hole golf course!

There is no excuse not to try a pint in the smallest pub on the planet!

Our Suppliers

The Signal Box Inn is a Freehouse. So we are free to source the very best beers, ciders and ale from around the country (and the world!).

From the big name brands to the small handmade batches of artisan craft beers, there will always be something new to try. We work with small family and local breweries.

Our close relationship with breweries big and small means you get an exceptional pint at an exceptional price. Every time.

Platform One Café

No visit to our railway is complete without paying a visit to our 5 star hygiene rated ‘Platform One Café’ at Lakeside Station.

Offering a contemporary and comfortable environment to sit in, start the day with a delicious hearty full Lincolnshire breakfast. Tuck into a tasty lunch, be it a full meal, jacket potatoes, sandwiches or try one of our exciting seasonal specials, including ‘Soup of the Day’.

Choose from a wide selection hot and cold drinks, cakes, snacks and ice creams to eat-in or alternatively grab something to take on your train journey.

Open on all operating days, a warm welcome awaits!


Platform One Café is available to hire for private functions, including; parties, wedding receptions, children’s birthdays and corporate events – please contact us for further details

Station Master’s Gift Shop

Enjoyed your visit with us? Fancy buying something to remember us by?

Don’t worry, we have you covered with our ‘Station Master’s Gift Shop’ at Cleethorpes Kingsway Station.

We sell a variety of gifts from the young to the old such as toys, posters, postcards and a range of Thomas The Tank Engine merchandise.

Opening and Closing Times

Opening Times Open Close
Signal Box Inn 11 am
Platform One Café
Station Master’s Gift Shop
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