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.


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.

Jan, Feb and March 2020 Open most Tuesdays, Wednesdays, (10am - 3/30pm)  Saturdays and Sundays 10am - 4pm.   Please check below for dates that the F&W will be closed.
January 2020

Closed Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th January. Also closed Wednesday 15 January for maintenance.


Open Tuesday 4th & Wednesday 5th / Tuesday 11th & Wednesday 12th February - 10:00am - 2:30pm


Closed Saturday 15th through to Saturday 29th February


Reopens Saturday 29th February - 10:00am - 4:00pm



Special Offers for the Winter Season – to End of February Every Wednesday – Over 60’s special – main meal with tea or coffee special price of £6.50 a saving of £3.75. Every Weekend – One child’s meal (from the Childs Menu) for £1.50 with every full priced adults main meal.


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.