Back to normal from Saturday 4th September

Without our wonderful volunteers, Barnaby’s can not function. As more and more of you come back to  help with a shift or two, so we are now able to return to full pre-pandemic opening hours. Therefore, from Saturday 4th September, Barnaby’s will be open:

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, September shifts are now available on ShiftController.

Share your ideas with us

As more volunteers return to Barnaby’s, so the BBT have been able to extend our opening hours and increase our level of service. Very often, you have great ideas that we may not have considered, and we’d like to encourage that!

To ensure the BBT are able to evaluate each new idea properly, we have created a simple three-step process which can be found at https://barnabys.coffee/ideas. We look forward to hearing from you!

‘House rules’ from 19th July

The easing of restrictions in the UK from today allows us to finally open up our indoor seating – the first time in well over a year!  In a similar vein to other hospitality venues, we are going to retain some simple ‘house rules’ in order to keep everyone as safe as we can.

  • Please wear a mask (unless you have an exemption)
  • Please use the hand sanitiser as you enter
  • Check in using the NHS QR code, or complete the Track & Trace form by the door
  • Once seated, send an emissary to the till to place your order
  • Sit back & relax. We’ll bring your order to you, even if you are outside

Thank you. Together, we will keep Barnaby’s safe.

Classic car events expand

In partnership with Pete Yeoman of www.yeomansyearbook.org.uk,  we are pleased to confirm dates for the Classic Cars @ Barnaby’s event. Those dates are:

  • Saturday 24th July (10am to 1pm)
  • Saturday 21st August (10am to 1pm)
  • Saturday 25th September (10am to 1pm)
  • Saturday 23rd October (10am to 1pm)
  • Saturday 27th November (10am to 1pm)

All pre-1990 cars welcome! No need to pre-register. Just turn up.

With something like 50 cars expected at each event, we’ll be in the main car park opposite Barnaby’s. If you are attending, you may arrive any time from 9.30am, when a marshal will show you to a space where you can display your car. The event will be supported by Barnaby’s “popup” coffee shop, serving coffee, tea and yummy homemade cakes made by our friends at Bishops Waltham Country Market. Anyone seeking the full coffee shop experience can nip across the road to Barnaby’s itself.

We are delighted to be able to host these glorious cars at Barnaby’s following the success of our ‘launch’ event in June, and look forward to seeing everyone again. Fingers crossed for the weather!

Country Market returns on 24th July

Our friends from the Bishops Waltham Country Market return to the Paterson Centre on Saturday 24th July, with a variety of cakes, savouries, cookies, preserves, jams, chutneys, free range eggs and local honey available, plus a wide range of craft including jewellery, textiles, crochet, pictures and woodwork.

Complete your morning by popping next door to Barnaby’s for your coffee!

Thursday afternoons are back!

As more volunteers come forward to help with a shift or two, so we are able to return our opening hours to something close to normal. From Thursday 8th July, Barnaby’s will be open from 2-4, offering yummy coffee and homemade cake.

Come and enjoy our outdoor seating while you wait to collect your little one from the Primary School. We look forward to seeing you all again!

Classic cars gather at Barnaby’s

Last Saturday, Barnaby’s played host to a unique collection of classic cars stretching as far back as the 1920’s. Five of the cars on display were Austins, including an Austin 7 Swallow, Austin Heavy 12/4 Mulliner, an Austin 10, and two Austin 7 Ruby’s. Younger cars on display included a Lancia Fulvia, a TVR S2, a Mercedes 280 SL, and a 1978 Lincoln that was too big to fit in our car park!

There are some fabulous images now available on www.facebook.com/swanmorecoffee.

Following the success of this event, we will definitely host another one. We are planning to do so in September, and will post details in due course.  Our thanks to all the owners who turned out on Saturday, and to Berty Ferrone for making it happen.

Congratulations Bash!

Many congratulations to Bash Kara, a club coach at Swanmore Lawn Tennis Club,  who was awarded the prestigious British Empire Medal in the Queens Birthday Honours List on Friday.

Now aged 81, Bash is an “inspirational grassroots tennis coach who has made a significant contribution to young people in the community for a number of decades”. Find out what more the LTA had to say about Bash here.

In true style, Bash was coaching at SLTC the day after the announcement, where BBC South caught up with him. See their report on South Today this evening at 1900.

Weekday opening returns

We’ve been busy recently, training new volunteers and modifying our procedures to ensure we can serve you yummy coffee and cake in these challenging times.

Now we’re ready to return to weekday opening, kicking off with Fridays from 9am to midday. We’ve got lots of new things to see at Barnaby’s, including some delightful new flower displays outside, courtesy of our very own Berty Ferrone. Grazie Berty!

 

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