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What’s on in Swanmore Hampshire. Events, fun, open gardens, coffee mornings. Everything!

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!

 

Cake is back!

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.

Classic car event planned for 26th June

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

Outdoor seating is back!

As part of our ‘phased’ approach to re-opening, Barnaby’s outdoor seating is now available. This does rather put us at the mercy of the weather gods, but we’re going ahead anyway! If there is a table available, please sit down and then send an emissary up to the till to place your groups order.

The takeaway service will operate as normal.

There are restrictions still in place for meeting people outdoors (rule of 6, social distancing etc), so please be mindful of those while you are visiting Barnaby’s. If in doubt, one of our wonderful volunteers will help you. 

‘Trial days’ announced

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!

When might Barnaby’s return?

Since the Government posted their roadmap for the easing of restrictions, the BBT have been considering how and when Barnaby’s might reopen. In short, we are very much looking forward to 21st June when it is expected that all the legal limits on social contact will be removed. That is the point at which Barnaby’s will be able to safely return to its rightful place as a vital hub for our community.

The Government roadmap proposes a series of steps that lead up to 21st June. Indeed, we could potentially launch a restricted outdoor service as early as 12th April. So as that date approaches, we’ll be able to tell you more about our plans, guided by whatever is required in order to operate as safely and as successfully as possible. Until then, please stay safe.

The BBT

We remain closed

In order to protect our volunteers and our customers, Barnaby’s will not re-open as planned after Autumn Half Term. This follows the announcement of a nationwide lockdown that will begin on Thursday 5th November.

There is no telling when we’ll be back, but we’ll post details here when we are ready to do so. In the meantime, please keep yourselves and your families safe.

Volunteers. We need your help!

If you have volunteered at Barnaby’s, you’ll have recently received an  email from us asking if you’d like to help with our new takeaway and outdoor seated services. Many of you have replied.

Barnaby’s doesn’t work without people like you, so if you have not received the email, please write to hello@barnabys.coffee and us know. If you have received it and not replied, please get in touch.