All posts by Alastair Walton

Join us this Friday

We are delighted to be playing our part in the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning, in support of Macmillan Cancer Support. This Friday 30th September, our amazing volunteers look forward to serving you  with coffee and yummy homemade cake from 9am-12noon. Please pop along- bring your family and your friends and be part of something truly amazing!

You can donate direct on our Macmillan donation page at

Fancy baking a cake for Macmillan?  Please drop your marvellous creation – large or small –  in to Barnaby’s between 4-5pm on Thursday 29th September. It all counts, so thank you!

Classic cars return this Saturday

A collection of stunning Classic Cars will return to Barnaby’s this Saturday, forming a wide selection of pre-1990 vehicles for you to enjoy. Come and have a look from 10am onwards. Barnaby’s famous popup coffee shop will be there, serving tea, coffee, drinks, and homemade cakes from our friends at Bishops Waltham Country Market.

Head to for more details about our series of classic car events.

Queen Elizabeth II

There is a Book of Condolence next door to Barnaby’s in St.Barnabas Church, along with a place to light a candle for those who wish to. In support, Barnaby’s will remain open during this period of mourning. As a community cafe, we feel it is important to continue to provide a place for people to meet and share their experiences with each other.

Our visit from Helping Hooves will be rescheduled to another date.

Autumn shifts now available

On Monday 5th September, Barnaby’s returns to its normal full schedule. As such, a wider number of shifts are now available for our amazing volunteers to choose from in ShiftController, right through the autumn. Please log in today and choose the shifts you’d like.

If you’re new to the area and would like to see what it’s all about, why not join us for a short trial shift?  We’d love to hear from you! Head to to find out more.

Our normal hours are:

Tuesday 2pm to 4.30pm
Wednesday 2pm to 4.30pm
Thursday 9am to midday
2pm to 4.30pm
Friday 9am to midday
2pm to 4.30pm
Saturday 10am to 1pm


Meet the First Responders

Many of you will know that First Responders from South Central Ambulance Charity (SCAC) attended an incident in Barnaby’s last weekend.  We were unaware of the work of the SCAC until we got chatting with them afterwards, so are delighted to confirm that we’ll be hosting them under different circumstances as part of our Charity Awareness Scheme on Saturday 8th October.
So come along and meet a First Responder, find out what they do, and see the equipment they carry. We’ll be supporting the SCAC by donating half of our takings on the day, in addition to any funds collected. Head to to find out more about the SCAC.

Barnaby’s set for The Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning!

Over £10m has been raised through The Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning over the years, and Barnaby’s are delighted to confirm that we’ll be getting involved again in 2022.  Set your calendars for Friday 30th September for a coffee and a slice of homemade cake.

You can donate now at or join us on the day to be part of something truly amazing!

Fancy baking a cake for Macmillan? If so, watch out for details of when you can drop your marvellous creation off for us to sell.

Barnaby’s is on holiday

This Saturday marks the beginning of our usual summer schedule. In order to give our amazing volunteers a very well-deserved break, our Summer Schedule will be:

Saturday 23rd July to Thursday 11th August 

Thursday 11th August to Tuesday 6th September
Open Thursday, Friday (10-12 and 2-4)
Open Saturday (10-1)

Classic cars raise over £100 for Macmillan

Some truly stunning classic cars gathered outside Barnaby’s this Saturday, as part of our Classic Cars @ Barnaby’s series that runs until October. Images can be seen on our Facebook page.

As ever, our fabulous volunteers ran a popup coffee shop in support, offering tea, coffee and homemade cakes.  It raised well over £100, which we’ll be giving to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Our next gathering of classic cars is on Saturday 27th August.