Red Cross Buns for Easter Week

In support of our donations to the work of the International Red Cross in the Ukraine, our friends at Bishops Waltham Country Market have made us some fabulous Red Cross buns! They will be in Barnaby’s on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday only, so grab yours while you can!

We’ll be closed from 4.30pm on Thursday to start Barnaby’s Annual Spring Clean. We’ll be back at 10am on Saturday 23rd April to welcome the return of our Classic Car weekends.

SADS Box Office is open!

Swanmore Amateur Dramatic Society (SADS) was formed in 1959, and has run continuously ever since. Later this month, the team will perform “The Hound of the Baskervilles”. This is Danny Jeffs debut as Director, using his acting, artistic and musical knowledge to turn his ideas into real life.

Get your tickets from the SADS Box Office outside Barnaby’s on Saturday 2nd April and Saturday 9th April from 10am.

The show itself runs Thursday 28th to Saturday 30th April 2022.

We loved it!

Barnaby’s hosted “Hamish” and “Mouse” from local charity Helping Hooves on Saturday. Loads of you came out to meet, brush and love our two new furry friends, and donated almost £200 to the cause!

Speaking to Abbie at the end of the morning, she said “We loved it! Thank you so much for having us, and for helping to raise our profile.”  It was Abbies birthday too, which made the whole thing all the more special. Apparently, she particularly enjoying having Alastair (BBT) and Gary (Village CSO) singing “Happy Birthday” to her quite loudly across the car park…

Over £850 raised in first weekend

We are collecting for two causes closely associated with events in the Ukraine. They are:

  1. UNICEF – supporting the half a million children in Ukraine who have already been affected as the conflict enters its eighth year under heightened circumstances.
  2. ASSOCIATION OF UKRAINIANS IN GREAT BRITAIN – working with HM GOV to deliver diplomatic, cultural, economic, financial and sporting responses on an international scale.

For those who feel able to support these causes, please use the collection tin or the Tap n’Go pad.

Charity Awareness Scheme gathers pace

Barnaby’s commitment to community outreach ensures that we share our proceeds with local causes through a Charity Awareness Scheme. This scheme has been on hold for almost 2 years, so we have recently been working hard to re-start the program.  Pop these dates in your diary:

Saturday 19th March
‘Helping Hooves’
Based in Swanmore, Helping Hooves provide a wonderful home to a number of therapy horses. Abbie and the team will be outside Barnaby’s with some of their ponies for you to meet!

Saturday 9th April
‘Meon Valley HomeStart’
Being a parent, whatever the circumstances, can be challenging. That’s were HomeStart steps in, and we’re pleased to be able to raise their profile today.

Saturday 17th May
‘Meon Valley Lions’
The Meon Valley Lions are part of a service organisation that has over 1.4 million members in 205 countries. Their aim is to provide assistance in our community for those in need. We’re delighted to support them.

Saturday 18th June
‘Hounds for Heroes’
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Come and meet some of the wonderful dogs in training to assist injured and disabled men and women from the UK Armed Forces and Emergency Services.

Saturday 2nd July
‘Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity’
Come and meet those from the RNRMC who help Service personnel face extended periods of time separated from loved ones, often with very little opportunity for communication.

Head to to find out more, or apply.

Free shortbread!

Barnaby’s will go a bit Scottish this week, in support of the mighty wordsmith Rabbie Burns. Your favourite coffee will come with a yummy (and free) piece of delicious Scottish shortbread!

Born in 1759, Burns is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland – a fact celebrated on the date of his birthday – 25th January. We’ll be dishing out the shortbread on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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