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Sorry - sold out for 2017. However we're now taking bookings for 2018 - click here for details.

The Cheltenham Fryer

Throughout 2017 the famous Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway's Special Fish and Chip Train, "The Cheltenham Fryer" will be offering a leisurely Saturday evening ride through the Cotswold countryside.


These Steam specials include a large fish and chip meal served in the modern equivalent of the traditional chip shop newspaper - a heat retentive box. Your meal will be delivered to your reserved seats by our train stewards who will also be pleased to serve you refreshments from the Buffet Car including our own GWR House Wines and Rail Ale  as well as hot and cold non-alcoholic drinks. We respectfully ask that you do not bring with you your own refreshments - there is plenty on the train at very reasonable prices.


Saturday Lunchtime - 18th November - sold out

On 18th November we invite you to join us for fish and chips at lunchtime. Your seat will be reserved on the steam train departing from Toddington Station (satnav GL54 5DT) at 13:00 and the fish and chips will served when we reach Winchcombe station at about 13:15. The train returns to Toddington at about 14:45. The price including train travel in your reserved seat and of course a large portion of fish and chips is £22.00. There is a £1 postage charge per complete booking. Children under 5 may travel free but will not be allocated a seat or, of course, any fish and chips. Note corrected date - now 18th November, not 11th.


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Friday and Saturday Evenings - Sold out

Your train departs from Toddington Station  (satnav GL54 5DT)  at 7:00pm on these dates returning at about 9:00pm (9.45pm on Murder Mysteries).

8th April - sold out
13th May - sold out
8th July - sold out
21st July (Friday) - sold out
12th August - sold out
2nd September - sold out

The price including train travel in your reserved seat and a large portion of fish and chips is £22 for all the above dates (apart from the Murder Mystery evenings which are £29). Please note that there are no children's prices and we don't recommend young children are invited. There is a £1 postage charge per complete booking. Book now by clicking on the big red button below.


Murder Mystery Fish and Chip Specials - Saturday 10th June & Saturday 16th September - Sold out

Following  sell out successes every year,  we invite you once again to join us for a special midsummer and autumn murder mystery trips. The steam train will leave Toddington Station(satnav GL54 5DT) at 7pm and whilst you tuck into your fish and chips, an exciting mystery will be played out around you. Be prepared for the unusual - anything can happen especially when the train is in the tunnel! The price for this evening entertainment is £29.00. Please note that there are no children's prices for this event and we don't recommend young children are invited. There is a £1 postage charge per complete booking.





Seats on all of our fish and chip trains must be booked in advance. The last date for booking is the Wednesday before the train departs. However, please be aware that the trains are often full several weeks before departure.  Please note that there are no concessionary rates for these trains.

We allocate all seating in advance on these trains so if you want to be seated with other passengers who have booked separately please let us know by email at  


If you are unable to book online please telephone the railway at 01242 621405 before sending a cheque so that we may reserve your seats.

Passengers are asked not to bring their own refreshments onto these special trains. Dogs are not allowed on these trains.


Dietary needs

These trains are run as fish and chip specials and we are unable to offer alternative food as a matter of routine.  However, we can cater for those who cannot eat fish and indicate this at the time of booking.  In these circumstances we can arrange for a sausage and chips or veggie burger to be supplied in place of fish.  We cannot offer any other alternative meal.

Those with a gluten intolerance may request batter free fish or we can supply a chips only meal for them to bring their own food with them.  Please note that we, like our supplier, are unable to guarantee that any food supplied is 'free from' allergens or specific ingredients such as gluten.


Disabled passengers

We are able to accommodate passengers with mobility dificulties or who are wheelchair users on the fish and chip train but suitable seating can be limited.  Please contact us by e-mail to to outline your requirements before placing your booking so that we can help you enjoy your visit


Group bookings

In addition to our Cheltenham Fryer trains, we can also offer a Fish and Chip Charter Train service for parties from 60 to 170 passengers. These make an unusual evening out for your firm, club or perhaps for that special party.  Contact the fish and chip organiser via or the booking office to talk about your plans. 

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