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!
In support of the Royal British Legion, our friends at St.Barnabas Church have organised a garage sale in the car park outside Barnaby’s for items discovered in attics & garages during the pandemic lockdown. Set-up from 9.30am on Saturday 10th July.
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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.
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.
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!
As part of our gradual return to full service, this weekend you’ll be able to come on in to Barnaby’s to place your coffee order and choose a yummy cake! Like many other places, we sadly do not have the space to seat anyone indoors within the current Government guidelines, but we’ve got lots of tables outside!
We look forward to seeing you tomorrow.
As part of our phased approach to re-opening Barnaby’s, cake is back! We’ve extended our partnership with Bishops Waltham Country Market to supply cake to Barnaby’s every day, starting this weekend. All the old favourites will be back, and our volunteers look forward to serving you.
In celebration of Barnaby’s return to its rightful place as a hub for the village, we we’ll be hosting a collection of privately-owned classic cars on Saturday 26th June. Full details of the cars on show will be confirmed closer to the time, but they already include:
- 1930 Austin 7 Swallow
- 1934 Riley Mentone 14/6
- 1936 Austin 10
- 1959 Morris Mini
- 1985 Mercedes 280 SL Sports
- 1986 Lancia Fulvia
The easing of Government restrictions this week allows for non-essential shops and business to open. Because Barnaby’s is such a vital hub for our community, we are now finalising a plan with the help of the PCC that ensures we can open Barnaby’s as safely as possible, particularly so far as the rules on social gathering are concerned.
Our intention is to run two “trial days” on Saturday 24th April and Saturday 1st May between 10am and midday. Both days will feature a takeaway-only service. The outdoor seating will not be available. We sincerely hope that you will support our trial dates by coming along to enjoy a lovely coffee!