We hear this a lot. Our fabulous cafe occupies the original bar and lounge of a 300 year old inn, where carefully renovated original features blend with a modern, simple, hand-crafted interior. Complimented by a glorious garden, this setting teams up with our wonderful staff and customers to create a lovely, relaxed atmosphere.
We serve a delicious breakfast and lunch menu, sublime locally roasted coffee and speciality teas, alongside home-made cakes and savouries fast becoming part of local legend.
The Cafe & Store are open 9am until 4pm, every day.
We don't open in the evenings currently, other than for special events or scheduled workshops.
Yes, we have a lovely, large terrace and garden to the rear of the building. Part of the terrace is covered too, so good for shade and shelter year round.
Yes, we are licensed from 11.00am.
We don't take reservations as we like to make sure people dropping by can be accommodated. We have plenty of tables throughout the building, and we've not had to turn anyone away yet. If you are a large group, then it's worth contacting us before your visit and we can then set aside an area if necessary.
We do yes. We do ask that large groups pre-order with us from the menu a few days in advance so we can prepare more fully. Get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
Yes, we carry Gluten free bread so most of our sandwich options can be offered gluten free. We usually have cake options and our brownies are gluten free as well.
Our soup is always vegetarian, sometimes vegan. We keep vegan spreads too, so some of our sandwiches can be offered as vegan or vegetarian. We usually have vegan cakes too.
Please speak to a member of staff about the ingredients in your meal when placing your order. All our food is prepared in a kitchen where known allergens are present. We regularly use ingredients containing celery, cereals containing gluten, crustaceans, eggs, fish, milk, mustard, peanuts, sesame, soybeans, sulphur dioxide and sulphites and tree nuts (almonds, walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts). Trace elements of these allergens may be present in all food served.
We usually have Oat, Soya and Almond milks alongside our full cream and semi-skimmed dairy options.
We're working hard to make the venue as user-friendly and accessible as we can. However, as a 300 year old listed building with some steps and narrow doorways its not as simple as it should be unfortunately. We can accommodate wheelchairs in our cafe, and in our ground floor workroom which has access to the garden too. We have ramped access to a large toilet cubicle that is being converted to be fully accessible too.
We have toilets yes, one of which is large enough for wheelchair access.
We do yes.
Yes, we have parking to the front and rear of the venue. It can get busy so we do ask that you park nice and close to other cars to maintain as much space as possible for others please.
We can't help here unfortunately. As we have limited space and need to maintain access across the site at all times, we do have to restrict parking to customers being on site. There are other options nearby for parking whilst walking, so we hope that helps.
Most definitely. We love dogs here at The Maker Space. Always welcome throughout the venue other than some restrictions on muddy tails near colourful fabrics in the store! Dogs do need to keep their parents on a lead please.
Yes certainly. We encourage classic cars, cool bikes, clubs and groups. Just drop in, or if there's a larger number, get in touch in advance to discuss how best we can accommodate you.
We keep various tools and repair kits yes, just ask.
We bake them here. Sausage rolls and cheese scones too.
We're working on this. If you need some for home, do ask and we'll see if our lovely supplier can help.
We don't generally offer the venue for private events, and we certainly couldn't hire out the cafe space during the day as we wouldn't abandon our customers in that way. Our first floor workroom is available for work off-site meetings and presentations or our private group workshops, and we're considering evening options for the venue at the moment, so do get in touch if you have something in mind, and we can discuss.
Sorry no, we don't have the facilities to cater in such a way.