THE Goods Shed in Tetbury is encouraging people to stop by their new cafe, The Whistlestop, this weekend.

The cafe is open from 9am to 5pm every Tuesday to Sunday and hopes to welcome dog walkers, cyclists, and passers-by to the old railway building which has recently become an arts centre.

This Saturday, the cafe together with the Goods Shed, will also hold a launch party from noon to 2pm.

At noon, performer Jason Maverick will provide a high energy street style show inside the shed with visual comedy, robotic dancing, mime, tricks with crystal balls, balloon modelling and possibly, five ball juggling. 

It is £5 per child to watch the show.

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

Sally said: “It’s an absolute honour to at the helm of The Whistlestop 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 of what we want to offer local people and tourists alike”.

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