All posts by Alastair Walton

Classic Cars close out the year

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER FORECAST

This Saturday, Barnaby’s will play host to the last in our series of Classic Car Summer events.  Any pre-1990 vehicles are invited to attend and showcase themselves. Doors open at 10am.

All visitors, kids, dogs and families are welcome too!  Barnaby’s popup coffee shop will be there with teas, coffees and homemade cakes from our friends at Bishops Waltham Country Market.

Our Classic Cars events will return in April 2022.

Welcome back Michael!

It was a pleasure to be able to host Rev Michael Smith and his team at Barnaby’s yesterday (Thursday 11th November). A couple of years ago, we assisted Michael in the set-up of a community coffee shop in Hatch Warren near Basingstoke – Michaels parish at the time.

Michael was back at Barnaby’s for some advice on a similar venture he is setting up at his new parish in Bournemouth. Good luck Michael!

Charity Awareness Day – Saturday 6th November

This Saturday and all next week, we will be championing the work of the Royal British Legion. It has particular resonance this year, as it marks the 100th Anniversary of the RBL. There will be lots of slides on the big screen in Barnaby’s recognising the events of Armistice Day,  the daily Act of Remembrance at the Menin Gate in Ypres, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in London. As always with our Charity Awareness Days, half of Saturday takings will be given to the RBL.

Please head to barnabys.coffee/charityawarenessscheme to find out more about our Charity Awareness Days and to put forward a charity of your choice that we could support as part of the scheme.

Opening hours after Half Term

Barnaby’s opening hours return to normal after the Autumn Half Term break:

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

If you would like to volunteer, even if only for an hour or two here and there, please head to barnabys.coffee/volunteer so we can get in touch! For those who already have a login, November shifts are now available on ShiftController.

Happy 7th Birthday Barnaby’s!

Originally built in Victorian times as the Old School Room, Barnaby’s had a rich history in education until the Primary School was built across the road. After a long period of little use by the village or the church, the building was completely refurbished in 2014, and Barnaby’s opened for business in October that year.

HAPPY 7TH BIRTHDAY BARNABY’S!

Thank you to all of you who help to make our community hub such a great success – volunteers, suppliers and customers. You are all wonderful!

Join 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 have played our part since we began serving the Meon Valley in 2014.

From 10am on Saturday 16th October, head to Barnaby’s for a coffee and a slice of homemade cake. Bring your family and your friends – be part of something truly amazing.

Fancy baking a cake for Macmillan? Drop your donation in to Barnaby’s between 4pm and 5pm on Friday 15th October.

Classic cars return to Barnaby’s

Our Classic Cars @ Barnaby’s series returned last Saturday, with some 50 cars on display outside Barnaby’s. Many of the cars that came were new to us, and we were delighted to see them all. They range from a stunning Model “T” Ford through to an immaculate 1989 Sierra Cosworth. Images from the day are now available on facebook.com/swanmorecoffee.

Given the 100-or-so people that came on the day, a number of you experienced delays in getting your coffee. We are sorry. For our next Classic Cars @ Barnaby’s event on Saturday 23rd October, our “popup” coffee shop will be available next to the display in order to ensure you are properly looked after.