Westbury shop and cafe has been established as a not-for-profit community initiative and has recently undergone some exciting new changes.
Hellen has recently taken over the management of the shop and café with an increased emphasis on the café. We will continue to sell local products and a few necessities, with an aim to increasing the seating and tables in the café so we can provide for more people. Hellen with the help of Maria will be working alongside our lovely local volunteers.
The vintage-style café, offering free wi-fi, serves freshly brewed tea and real coffee and delicious cakes including gluten-free (made by Hellen & committee members) and pastries. We have a new menu which we will continue to improve, for both eating in and taking away. Any requests or suggestions would be welcome.
We are proud to be wheelchair friendly, have ample parking – including disabled spaces adjacent to the building. We are also child & baby friendly – we have a few highchairs and even offer babychinos! There is a large newly revamped play area opposite suitable for all ages.
“I highly recommend this little shop, really well stocked and you can buy hot drinks and sit inside/outside to enjoy a brief respite! – Ina Wallace”
Monday to Saturday 9.00 – 17.00 / Sun: CLOSED
(hours will change in September)
NEW All Day Menu
Please click HERE to view our new menu.
NEW Catering Service
Westbury Shop & Cafe now provide a buffet service with competitive prices (Mon-Sat), catering for birthday/anniversary parties, meetings, wakes and special events. Please call 01280 841775 or email email@example.com to discuss requirements and prices. Please click HERE for more information.
Westbury has its very own Café Society that anyone can join. Since starting in November 2018 we have held three events. The next, “A Quirky History: from Buckingham to Brackley via Westbury: The Fall of the House of Ussher” will be on September 18th, at 7.30. It will be given by Ed Grimsdale, a local historian and an excellent and entertaining speaker.
On 28th November, Philip Gooden, author of a number of books on the history of the English language as well as a series of detective novels set in Shakespearean times, will be presenting “Rude Language, a history of Bad Words”.
Café Society membership is £10 per year and we organise 4 events annually which are free to members. Visitors are welcome for a small charge. Events are held in the Café, and drinks and refreshments are available all evening.
Volunteers are vital to the success of the Shop and Cafe
Are you interested in becoming involved in this exciting community project either by helping with the business or volunteering in the shop and cafe? Young people can volunteer from the age of 12 for up to 2 hrs. Those aged 12-14 must be accompanied by an adult.
Please contact us, however much time you are able to give. Call the shop on 01280 841775 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on Westbury Community Shop’s share scheme, please click HERE.
Shop and Café Committee
The shop and café benefits enormously from the input of the Committee: Sue Lucas (Chair), Jo Lee (Vice Chair), Suzie Walton (Treasurer), John Heal (Secretary), Ros Christian (Publicity), Rosemary Vigus and Hazel Rainbow.
During August 2019, members of the Community Shop and Cafe, Sue Lucas & Ros Christian, had a very interesting and informative meeting with Aimee Evans, Project Manager, Plunkett Foundation and Helen Fagan, Grants Manager, Princes Countryside Fund. Maria and Toby also gave them an insight into the running of the Shop & Cafe and the pleasure they gained from working alongside our manager, Hellen Sermons & her invaluable team of volunteers (see photos in the carousel above).
To read Westbury Community Shop & Cafe’s Data Privacy Notice, please click HERE.