U.K. and Ireland - Virgin Trains 1st Class: Alcohol
Jul 3, 12, 10:55 am
I've searched on here and on the Virgin website but other than "Alcohol served to over 18s after breakfast", I can't find anything giving an idea of their offerings.
Is it unlimited, one glass of wine/beer or what? This is in relation to a London Euston to Glasgow service.
Any other comments on service, WiFi, seat preferences also welcome. :)
Jul 3, 12, 11:23 am
I went from Euston to Manchester and drunk wine all the way. You just ask for another one once you have finished.
Jul 3, 12, 4:09 pm
Wine, beer and spirits. They do come round relatively regularly to top-up. Wi-fi is free and decent enough in First. I don't really have views on seats - I tend to go for the Quiet Coach.
Jul 4, 12, 3:23 am
It's partly dependent on whether the train is lightly loaded or full. If full, the crew can be fairly busy serving other customers. They will come back to refill your glass - but there may be intervals because they're busy in other carriages. Rarely a big problem.
There is usually a crew change (including serving crew) at Preston, so there's a short interruption whilst the first crew clear up before swapping at Preston.
The wi fi is also variable. Sometimes lightening fast, occasionally the thing won't connect at all. Like all wi fi I suppose.
Jul 4, 12, 8:39 am
I normally get two drinks between Euston and Crewe (and very good 1:30 journey)
Jul 4, 12, 2:31 pm
If we travel Eus - Mac they normally come round with drinks at least twice during the journey & will happily leave you some extras if the train is particulary full. In addition theywill also serve you with Tea & coffee during the journey & will often have a fridge of still & sparkling water in the fridge within the carraige as well. They serve breakfast in some form up until about 11.00 so don't expect any alcohol until after this time as you will just get water, juice tea & coffee.
You will get something whenever they pass as long as you're not obviously stockpiling. And they will open whatever they serve you so you can't take it off the train.
Jul 8, 12, 12:06 pm
Generally pretty average wine. More often cold than on BA club Europe but never guaranteed. Limited popular spirit and mixer selection also. On a typical 2 hour journey 2-3 drinks would be a normal batting average.
Jul 12, 12, 9:50 am
Thanks all for your replies. I'm booked on an 0930 from Euston to Glasgow so looking forward to a good breakfast - alcohol not the priority at that time in the morning.