The Whistle Stop Cafe is open!


Open from 10am to 3pm every Tuesday to Sunday, the Whistle Stop Café welcomes residents, visitors, dog walkers, cyclists, passers-by, parents and grandparents and everyone else attracted to Tetbury’s historic Victorian Goods Shed, which has recently become a vibrant arts centre for the South Cotswolds.

The Whistle Stop Café is run by Sally Cosham, a Tetbury-based mum who has a huge passion for food and drink and has managed restaurants in the past, including one on the tiny Channel Island of Sark.

Sally says, “it’s an absolute honour to at the helm of The Whistle Stop Café. I have been watching the development of The Goods Shed for the last two years since we moved to Tetbury, and am so excited to now be involved in its bright future.

“The café’s aim is to provide local produce, cooked fresh on site. We are working with Hobbs House Bakery, Ben’s Kitchen, Jessie Smith Butchers and Godsell’s Cheese, together with Vinotopia wine merchants. These are familiar, trusted names for the area and demonstrate the quality we offer to our customers”.


Featuring locally-sourced ingredients prepared freshly in the café every day, our menu includes all-day breakfast favourites like warm baps filled with Jesse Smith’s sausage or bacon alongside specialities like the Whistle Stop Breakfast, served until 11.30am and featuring – what else? – fried green tomatoes! See what's on the menu


There’s a strong local flavour to our drinks menu, too. Red, white and sparkling wines are supplied by Tetbury wine merchants, Vinotopia, while our Apple Smuggler cider comes from Cirencester’s Beard and Sabre and our beer and lager from Hook Norton and Cheltenham breweries, respectively. See what's on the drinks menu


We’re looking for talented individuals

TRLRT-Logo-Words.pngDo you have skills and talents, especially in project management, human resources or fundraising, that you would like to put to good use?

The Tetbury Rail Lands Regeneration Trust is actively seeking additional talents to add to the skills set available to the board and perhaps you can help?

The Trust is run by a group of trustees, eight at present, with the overarching aim of developing the Goods Shed and the GWR rail bed. To date the Trust has successfully overseen the transformation of the old railway line into a leafy park well used by walkers and families and more recently the launch of the Tetbury Goods Shed Arts Centre – but there remain projects to complete.

If you are interested in contributing to this exciting project please contact us on

Phase 1 completed

With the construction of the glass foyer, the Phase 1 building is now complete. The retractable seating has been installed and the brass plates fitted and engraved with the dedications requested by all the generous individuals, clubs and companies who helped pay for this magnificent addition to the Goods Shed.

TRLRT chairman Will Cook has fitted the frames for the secondary glazing and the glass should be installed by the contractor very soon. This will be followed by fitting of the main side window blinds while Barrie and Mary Doyle are making the blackout/acoustic curtaining for the north and south windows.

Then fitting out kitchen will be the only remaining major project. There are, however, still many other items that the Goods Shed needs, including a temporary café structure, sound and lighting equipment, tables and, of course, cinema equipment, so please continue to support us in our fundraising.

Seats go in on schedule

Fitters are on schedule to complete the installation of the tiered seats in the Shed by this Friday (24 March).

Designed and built by Audience Systems of Westbury, Wiltshire, the system can seat over 180 people. When not in use, it retracts, on powered rollers, to the south wall of the building.

It is due to be used for the first time on 3 April when Tetbury Community Choir perform their spring concert in the Shed in aid of the arts centre funding appeal.

Each seat will bear a plaque carrying a name nominated by its sponsor - over 150 local people and organisations helped fund the system by donating £250 per seat. Further funding came from several charitable trusts.