The Barn Café

    On behalf of The Trustees and all The Friends of Grimsbury Farm:

    “As from Monday 24th June 2019, the volunteers of The Friends of Grimsbury Farm will no longer be responsible for the management of the Barn Café at Grimsbury Farm along with Friday and weekend staffing. Although this was not our decision we have no alternative but to accept it and so our last day will be Sunday 23rd June 2019. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers, some of whom have become good friends, who have helped us to turn a derelict, dirty old building into the thriving and successful business that the café is today. Although the café will be closed for refurbishment, it will be reopening in a couple of weeks’ time under new management.“

*** As of the 24th June 2019 the managment and running of the Barn Café is now under the control of Brandon Trust who will refurbish the café and re-open offering an extended hot food menu, longer opening hours and card payments. For all enquiries, please contact Brandon Trust.***

Ever since the Friends first got together we have seen the need and potential for a café at the farm and this long held dream has finally become a reality. The convertion of the barn into the Barn Café has taken many months of hard work by the Friends volunteers, not to mention a few pounds of hard currency too, but we are finally there and Grimsbury Farm's Barn Café is finally open for business. This is a very important event for the farm as it not only means that our visitors have somewhere to enjoy good quality refreshments (at a bargain price, we might add!) but it will be a huge oportunity for the Friends to raise much needed funds to plough back into the farm, as all the profits from the café will be used for projects at the farm. So if you want to help the farm go from strength to strength then all you have to do is sit about drinking coffee. It's never been easier!

A call to all volunteers
Café FlyerHave a bit of spare time? Want to get involved with a community project and meet new people? Volunteering isn't about only giving, it is also about what you can receive in return - a sense of helping others, satisfaction, new friends.. it really is what you make it. Running the café is an important part of the farm as all the profits are returned back into the farm to help with improvements, such as the new outside animal pens, but we need volunteers to help out. If you can spare some time, even an hour or two, we'd love to hear from you. The more people help out the less the burden on all. So if you want to be a part of the Barn Café why not get in touch. Call in to the café and have a chat when the Friends are working, or email us here.

Running the café is a joint venture between the Friends group and the Brandon Trust, a Bristol based UK charity. Our opening hours are detailed below:

    • Mon - 9:30am - 4:00pm - Brandon Trust
    • Tue - 9:30am - 4:00pm - Brandon Trust
    • Wed - 9:30am - 4:00pm - Brandon Trust
    • Thur - 9:30am - 4:00pm - Brandon Trust
    • Fri 10:30am - 3:30pm - Friends of Grimsbury Farm
    • Sat 10:15am - 3:30pm - Friends of Grimsbury Farm
    • Sun 10:15am - 3:30pm - Friends of Grimsbury Farm

    • Christmas closing:
      Sunday 23rd December 2018 to Wednesday 2nd January 2019

So, next time you're at the farm, why not show your support and call in for a cooling ice cream or a warming coffee, depending on the weather!
Please note that the Barn Café is cash only

*As the Barn Café is run entirely by volunteers it is occasionally necessary to shut the café at short notice or not open at all. We regret this but are reliant on our team of dedicated volunteers. If you'd like to help out in the café then please get in contact with us via our contact us page.
©2019 The Friends of Grimsbury Farm