The Flag and Whistle café


The Flag and Whistle Cafe

Located at Toddington Station, the Flag & Whistle is a franchised café run by Lynne Tiddy and her enthusiastic team who are dedicated to offering Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway passengers a warm and friendly welcome, along with fresh homemade food and drinks.


Train services restart on 15th August. More information on Flag & Whistle revised opening coming soon.


Throughout the year the GWSR has a number of special events which the Flag & Whistle team throw themselves into, with dedicated menus and, at the slightest opportunity, dressing up.


When trains are running the Flag & Whistle is always open, but we open on some non-operating days as well. See our opening times for the year below. Just pop in if all you want is a cup of tea and piece of cake or a light lunch. Please note that, on some special event days, access to the Flag and Whistle is limited to event ticket-holders only.


If you have larger requirements we also cater for themed evenings, birthday parties, wedding anniversaries, car rally meeting points - in fact if you need a place to meet with good parking, great food and welcoming staff why not contact Lynne to discuss, on email:,  mobile: 07717 787378 or telephone: 01242 621903.




Opening times for 2020


Please note that, on special event days, access to the Flag & Whistle is available to ticket-holders only. See the events calendar for details.

Nov And Dec 2020 Information to follow.
Jan & Feb 2021

Information to follow.

Mar to Oct 2020 

Open eveny operating day 09:30 - 17:00

The Flag and Whistle Cafe is closed due to the ongoing emergency and will re-open when the Railway resumes services.


Special Offers for the Winter Season – to End of February 2021 Information to follow.


Our philosophy is simple - we focus on the finest quality catering and service while the GWSR provides a spectacular heritage railway experience - together we create a truly memorable visit.