Heritage Railway Association

2019 Awards Dinner Booking Page

Macdonald Burlington Hotel, Birmingham
Saturday evening 09 February 2019


This superb event is where you will find out who has won one of our many awards.  The ceremony and  dinner are held in the prestigious 4 star Burlington Hotel, just outside Birmingham New St. Station, and the food will of course be excellent – Why not come along and meet lots of other people from our sector, and if you are lucky, if you have been nominated, maybe even receive one of our awards, which will be presented just after dinner.

The doors will open promptly at 1745 and the dress code is lounge suits for gentlemen but more and more of our guests each year are choosing to wear black tie. Ladies may make their own choice, cocktail dresses, or long, but we do not need ball gowns. As we are aiming to finish just after 2300, we will be sitting down to dinner at 1845

For the list of the nominations for the HRA Awards, and the Editor's winners, take a look at our Awards Page 

There will be a pre-dinner reception starting at 1815 hosted by the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways.

We shall sit down to Dinner at 1845

Our special Guest of Honour this year is Pete Waterman OBE
Pete will be well known to you all as a keen railway enthusiast
but to others as a record producer, songwriter, radio/club DJ, author, and TV presenter

Please look further down this page to book your ticket
let us know how many, and who is in your party, and choose your meals


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  • Terrine of duck & pink peppercorns, orange jelly, herb salad, sage dressing; or

  • Wild Mushroom and tarragon cappuccino (vegetarian soup)

    A selection of organic breads will be served with your starter

    The starters will be followed by Sorbet

MAIN Course

  • Roast Sirloin of Scottish Beef, thyme Yorkshire pudding. bourguignon sauce, chateaux potatoes; or

  • John Ross Jr fillet of Salmon, green vegetable risotto, tomato jus; or

  • Pin wheel of mushrooms, shard & quinoa, red pepper essence (Vegetarian)


  • Baked Cheesecake, blackberry compote, clotted cream; or

  • Summer Pudding, vanilla ice cream and crushed meringue

There will be both red and white wine provided on the tables, and this has been kindly donated by our HRA Chairman - Brian Simpson

The meal will be finished with freshly brewed coffee / tea and mints


There is a considerable discount if you buy a full table, which can seat between 8 and 12 persons; so why not get a whole group from your railway or organisation to join us for this great evening? 

The ticket prices (inc.VAT) this year are:

Single tickets up to 7 in total are £67.50
tables for 8 are £495
tables for 9 are £549
tables for 10 are £609
tables for 11 are £669
tables for 12 are £729

For tables, please make certain that you have included all your diners, as the numbers are for bookings taken within the same order, and any extra tickets, booked afterwards, will need to be purchased at the normal single ticket price. Unless of course you would like to really push the boat out and book another full table.

Our on-line booking system is set up for card payments only, however if you are buying a table, and really cannot pay by card, then please contact our events organiser, for assistance and we will do our best to assist -elizabeth.harland@hra.uk.com - You can also call Elizabeth on 07753 526971

Book your tickets for the Awards Dinner by:

  1. Clicking the number of tickets or tables, below.

  2. Then, after checking out the notes, that will appear, and making sure that you are ordering the correct item, press “SELECT” at the bottom of the page.

  3. Fill in the form that will pop up

  4. Then press “select” at the bottom of the form itself.

  5. You have finished now, except for the important bit - clicking the shopping “CART” in the menu at the top of the web page and making your payment. In the CART” you will also be able to “edit details” or delete the item completely by clicking the little grey “x” to the left of the item.

  6. You will automatically receive a VAT receipt, with a copy of your booking details.

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You can go to a completed shopping “CART” at any time by clicking this box or by clicking “CART” at the top of the page:

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