Normal Timetable resumes 14th November

South Western Railway said: “We are pleased to welcome customers back to a full timetable on the West of England line from Monday 14th November.” This includes our part of the line Salisbury to Exeter (The West of England Line.)

“To say thank you for your patience over the past few months we would like to offer you some welcome back treats and an opportunity to try out some of the great catering establishments along the line with a
£5 voucher to use towards one or both of food and drink. We will also be handing out free bottled water, juices and biscuits. As a thank you for your patience over the last three months, SWR are giving ou £5 food and drink vouchers to be spent in our station cafes and a Co-bikes taster minutes offer.  This is taking place at selected stations and onboard some trains this week on Wednesday 17th – Friday 19th November.”

Station cafes involved are:

@Sues Café  Crewkerne Station     Tel: 01460 76153
Mon – Fri 07:30 –14.00,    Sat 08:00 –13:30  Sun CLOSED.
Last orders for cooked food Mon- Fri 13:30pm and Saturday – 13:00

Sherborne Station Cafe      Tel: 01935 814111

Opening Hours:    Monday- Saturday 07:00 – 14:00   Sunday 09:00 -14:00

 “ Local, Unique – Independent –“


Templecombe Jasmine & Bay Cakery and Café,  2 High Street, Templecombe, Somerset

Just a 2-minute walk from station   T: 01963 548088


Opening Hours:  Tuesday to Friday 09:00-16:00  Saturday 09:00-13:00  Sunday & Monday Closed


Gillingham   The Sunflower Café, Gillingham Station    Tel: 01747 822847

Opening Hours:   Monday- Wednesday 06:00-14:00, Thursday to Saturday – 08:00 to 20:00

Facebook @Thesunflowercafe


Tisbury – Beatons Tearooms & Bookshop  The Square High Street, Tisbury, SP3 6JP

Famous for its great selection of teas, cakes and lights lunches Beatons Tearooms is less than an 8-minute walk from Tisbury Station. Turn right as you leave the station and as you progress up the High Street, you will see Beatons Tearooms on the left-hand side.

Tel: 01747 871819    Email:                                                

Opening Hours:   Monday – Thursday: 9am – 5pm  Friday: 9am – 4:30pm  Saturday: 9am – 5pm   Sunday: 9am – 4:30pm



The Pumpkin Café South Western  Platform 4  Salisbury Station, South Western Road Salisbury  SP2 7RS

Tel: 01722 329491   Opening Hours:   Monday to Wednesday 06:00 – 19:00  Thursday to Sunday 06:00 – 20:00

Costa Coffee   Salisbury Station – Platforms 2/3
Mon – Sat: 08:00 – 17:00   Sun: 10:00 – 17:00

Café Ritazza   Salisbury Station, Booking Hall
Mon – Fri: 07:00 – 17:00    Sat – Sun: 08:00 – 17:00

Honiton Station  – Wilson & Bay
“Wilson And Bay is a young and ambitious company, which began life with a single outlet in South Wales and is expanding rapidly across the country, including at several railway stations. The enthusiastic staff have been recruited from the local community and are on hand as you wait for your train, with a wide range of hot drinks, pastries, sausage rolls and freshly made baguettes. There is plenty of seating and tables nearby to sit and enjoy your refreshments as you watch the world – but hopefully not your train – go by.”  Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 06:00 – 17:30 (subject to confirmation)  Sat: 07:00 – 16:00 (subject to confirmation)

Axminster Station – The Railway Kitchen Railway Kitchen Axminster/
“The Railway Kitchen, the fantastic café located on Platform 1 at Axminster station, is proudly independent and run by Jack Price. Well known in local theatrical circles thanks to his stage management and directing skills, Jack decided to start a new business venture and took ownership of the station café, opening its doors in April 2022 after refurbishments. The café is open every Monday to Saturday, serving a great selection of cooked breakfasts, fresh lunches, local coffees, and cakes.”
Mon – Fri: 07:00 – 14:00 Sat: 08:00 – 14:00  Sun: CLOSED

Exeter St Davids Station  Starbucks
Mon – Fri: 07:00 – 17:00   Sat: 08:00 – 17:00   Sun: 08:00 – 16:00
Costa Coffee – Outside the entrance to Exeter St Davids Station
Mon – Fri: 07:30 – 17:00  Sat – Sun: 08:00 – 17:00

Caroline Rowland