Local Cllr Mr Baynham

Cllr Mr Baynham maintaining the garden.

We are pleased to announce that the Whitegate Station Cafe will be re-opening on Tuesday 18 August (10.00am to 4.00pm daily). The friendly Station Cafe, a picturesque early Victorian station, situated at the main Whitegate Way carpark off Clay Lane, once served as the halfway point for the old mineral line, housing the station master and his family. In its heyday the railway carried salt from Winsford to Cuddington junction. In later years wardens from Cheshire Council lived there. Since 2015 and after considerable renovation, the café has become a thriving focal point for the local community and users of the Whitegate Way. It serves a delicious range of hot & cold drinks, sandwiches, ice creams and other snacks, all provided by a dedicated team of local volunteers.

The community managed cafe, like every business in the hospitality sector, has been hit hard by the Covid pandemic. The cafe closed its doors in late March and now, after careful planning and consultation with volunteers, has been able to open. Cllr Mike Baynham and his family were among several volunteers who tamed our incredibly overgrown garden; briars, poppies and nettles had fully exploited lockdown!

The cafe looks forward to welcoming back both its regular and new customers as it strives to remain open and provide a valuable amenity within its community. The cafe is also interested to hear from anyone interested in volunteering.