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Barnaby’s hosts coffee mornings and get-togethers all the time. Details here, and on our Facebook page.

Have you gone sugar-free?

We’re back! And we’ve got some totally yummy detox ideas for you to enjoy right through January.

First up? Delicious sugar-free squidgy banana & pecan bites, homemade, and inspired by our friends at inspiremefit.com here in Swanmore. Come on in and catch up with friends while you enjoy a yummy detox option. We’ll keep this theme going all through the month, so pop in any time and see what wonderful options we’ve got on offer.


This Saturday in Barnaby’s

Now a firm favourite on the village calendar, the Christmas Tree Festival is a fabulous festive event. Barnaby’s is pleased to support it with special extended opening hours and some yummy festive offers.

We’ll be open all day on Saturday, through to 4pm. At lunchtime, we will be serving a choice of warm carrot & coriander soup or tomato & basil, both served with a freshly-baked bread roll for just £3.50. Our gingerbread latte & gingerbread man offer has already been very popular, and now there’s a cranberry & pistachio biscotti to enjoy too!

If you are planning to be in the village on Saturday, come and have lunch with us before you enjoy the Christmas tree display, or pop in during the afternoon for a cuppa.

It’s a Christmas gingerbread takeover!

Our recent Facebook poll revealed that you got jolly excited about gingerbread lattes and gingerbread men, so we’ve combined the two in one yummy special Christmas offer!  All through December, you’ll be able to enjoy a velvety gingerbread latte and a delicious gingerbread man, for just £2.50. It does not get any more Christmassy than that! Missed the poll? Head to facebook.com/swanmorecoffee and have your say.

We also noticed that our friends at Bishops Waltham Country Market have just delivered some rather fabulous cranberry & pistachio biscotti…

Thank you Sydney

Barnaby’s Business Team, volunteers and customers were all saddened to hear about the recent passing of Sydney Dean – a fervent supporter of Barnaby’s from the very beginning.

Sydney demonstrated this beautifully in his bullish answers to a DJ on Radio Solent, who dared to be critical of ‘church coffee shops’ live on air a couple of years ago. Sydney rang in, and was so forceful with the chap that he was forced to come out to Barnaby’s to see the place for himself! A victory for Sydney, and a great moment for Barnaby’s.

Rest in peace sir.

Sydneys funeral will be in St.Barnabas Church on Friday.

How does Barnaby’s support my community?

Barnaby’s is a very tangible asset to the community – a charming, friendly and social place to meet with your friends and share a little time together. Behind-the-scenes, Barnaby’s is much more than that. After we meet our running costs, Barnaby’s supports community projects and ventures through our Charity Donation Scheme (CDS). Recently, these have included:

  • Alzheimers Society
  • Childrens Society
  • DEC
  • Fit For Felix
  • Friends of Teso
  • Girl Guides
  • Macmillan Cancer Research
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Royal British Legion
  • Rowans Hospice
  • St. George Foundation
  • Swanmore Lions
  • Swanmore Mothers Union
  • Swanmore Open Gardens
  • Swanmore Village Primary School
  • Toilettwinning.org

To apply to receive funding from Barnaby’s CDS, please go to barnabys.coffee/charity and complete a very short form.

This article was first posted in February 2016

Half term “Cuppa & Colour”

“Cuppa & Colour” is a fun way for your kids to get stuck in to a little bit of creativity in a lovely safe environment. All this week, Barnaby’s will have drawing ideas available for the U10’s, while you sit back and enjoy a nice velvety coffee and some free wifi!

What will you do with your new found freedom? Read a book? Catch up with friends? Launch a new business? Either way, you’ll find drawings and pencils ready for little ones when you get here. Pin their creations up on the noticeboard to win a prize at the end of the week! We look forward to seeing you all.

Do you have an unclaimed ticket?

There are a few unclaimed prizes from our birthday prize draw last week. If you could not make the party, check your pockets to see if one of the tickets we drew was yours. If so, pop in to Barnaby’s and collect your prize! The unclaimed tickets are:

  • 136
  • 12
  • 59
  • 123

You still have a bamboo travel mug, box of yummy choccies, the BBC Good Food book on baking, and a Sainsbury’s seaside tray to choose from! Prizes will be available in Barnaby’s until Saturday 20th October.

Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning this Friday

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan Cancer Support’s biggest charity fundraising event. This year, it will be held in Barnaby’s on Friday 28th September, starting at 9am.

This event was first held in 1991, when 2,600 coffee mornings were held simultaneously across the country. Last year, the number was closer to 155,000, and a total of £165 million has been raised for the support of cancer patients as a result. Find out more at coffeemorning.macmillan.org.uk. This year, there will be loads of cake for sale, and loads of things for the kids to colour in. Come and be part of something special!  If you can’t come but would still like to give a donation to Macmillan, text CUPCAKE to 70550. It costs £5, of which every penny goes to Macmillan.

Lego card swaps @ Barnaby’s

Last year, the nation collected 100 million packs of LEGO cards in just six weeks, with online searches for the product soaring by 240%. Sainsbury’s will stop issuing their cards on 8th October, so come on in to Barnaby’s and swap your remaining cards with the ones we have in stock!

  • Tuesday 2nd October (3.30pm to 4.30pm)
  • Tuesday 9th October (3.30pm to 4.30pm)

Here is your last chance to get the full set! Post your photos on our Facebook page, and tag your friends to make sure they all know what you managed to swap.

Kids back to school? House empty? Barnaby’s needs you!

If you are a mum heading back to an empty house after dropping your children off at Swanmore Primary School for the first time, you may be interested to know that Barnaby’s needs you!

Our fabulous community coffee shop is entirely run by volunteers, who help as little or as much as they can. If you are interested in learning how to make real coffee, or if you just fancy supporting your community by working an hour or two here or there (or even a full shift), we’d love to hear from you. Find out about volunteering at Barnaby’s by heading to barnabys.coffee/volunteer.

Of course, if all you’d like is a lovely coffee after nervously dropping off your loved ones each morning, come on in! You’ll find a friendly welcome and homemade cake – a great combination.