Having tried out first class on a GWR (Great Western Railway) train for the first time here is what I thought.
Destination: London Paddington
Time of day: Lunchtime
Journey Duration: 2 hours
Seat number: K6 (window seat sharing a table with one other in the opposite seat). This was located next to the luggage rack too.
The seats are lovely and comfortable with plenty of table space and conveniently located plug and USB sockets.
There was no at seat service on this particular journey but this was completely fine as I was sat right next to the on board buffet service.
The following were the complimentary options available to first class customers at this time on a Sunday: tea, coffee, orange juice, apple juice, coke, diet coke, sprite. Crisps, fruitcake and short bread.
Seating seemed to be available in either a table for two or for four format.
There is free wi-fi but I don’t believe this is limited just to first class. The signal also kept dropping out.
All in all for the added comfort and quietness of the coach this was a pleasant journey. I would consider going first class again on GWR for longer journeys in future. It’s definitely worth booking a few weeks ahead online to get a cheaper price and guaranteed seat reservation.
Thanks for reading.