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

Charity Awareness Day – Saturday 6th November

This Saturday and all next week, we will be championing the work of the Royal British Legion. It has particular resonance this year, as it marks the 100th Anniversary of the RBL. There will be lots of slides on the big screen in Barnaby’s recognising the events of Armistice Day,  the daily Act of Remembrance at the Menin Gate in Ypres, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in London. As always with our Charity Awareness Days, half of Saturday takings will be given to the RBL.

Please head to barnabys.coffee/charityawarenessscheme to find out more about our Charity Awareness Days and to put forward a charity of your choice that we could support as part of the scheme.

Happy 7th Birthday Barnaby’s!

Originally built in Victorian times as the Old School Room, Barnaby’s had a rich history in education until the Primary School was built across the road. After a long period of little use by the village or the church, the building was completely refurbished in 2014, and Barnaby’s opened for business in October that year.

HAPPY 7TH BIRTHDAY BARNABY’S!

Thank you to all of you who help to make our community hub such a great success – volunteers, suppliers and customers. You are all wonderful!

Classic cars return to Barnaby’s

Our Classic Cars @ Barnaby’s series returned last Saturday, with some 50 cars on display outside Barnaby’s. Many of the cars that came were new to us, and we were delighted to see them all. They range from a stunning Model “T” Ford through to an immaculate 1989 Sierra Cosworth. Images from the day are now available on facebook.com/swanmorecoffee.

Given the 100-or-so people that came on the day, a number of you experienced delays in getting your coffee. We are sorry. For our next Classic Cars @ Barnaby’s event on Saturday 23rd October, our “popup” coffee shop will be available next to the display in order to ensure you are properly looked after.

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.

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!