Welcome to the Galleries Shop & Café

The Galleries Shop & Café is a community shop –
built, owned and run by the people of Freshford and Limpley Stoke.  See a little video about us here.

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LONGER WEEKEND OPENING HOURS

From August we are open longer on weekends and bank holidays –
until 3 pm. 
Both the shop and the café.   So you can still do your weekend shopping up until 3PM,
and you can come into the café for LUNCH!

You will find in our shop:

Affordable basics – local produce – wholefoods – organic foods – fairtrade products – fruit and veg – milk, cream and yoghurt – wine and beer – store-baked bread and croissants – freshly prepared coffee and home-made cakes –  lunches – newspapers – local books and gifts.

We aim to have everything a normal household needs – with an emphasis on local, fresh, fairtrade, and a minimum of waste.

The Galleries Shop opened its doors in August of 2009, in a brand-new environmentally sound building, on the edge of the Galleries Field, adjacent to Freshford’s Memorial Village Hall.

Come and see for yourself!

You will find in our café:

Fresh, local, seasonal food with a great range of salads, tarts, soups and cakes all made on the premises or in the village. Vegetarian and gluten free options are available. We serve freshly ground coffee and a range of specialist teas. The café is fully licensed with a good range of wines and local beers and ciders.

The atmosphere is friendly, informal and welcoming. The terrace is a great place to sit, soak up the peaceful rural atmosphere and enjoy great views over the fields.  It is the perfect meeting place for locals and a great stopping point for walkers and other visitors.

Galleries Cafe

Galleries Shop & Café Values

WE WANT MOST OF ALL TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY:

  • Welcoming, helpful shopping environment
  • Convivial social meeting place
  • Responsive to customers’ needs and requests
  • Pleasant working environment for staff and volunteers
  • Fair treatment of volunteers and customers
  • Open to suggestions from all
  • Extra services for those with special requirements

WE ALSO AIM TO RUN AN EFFICIENT BUSINESS:

  • Effective stock control
  • Good quality / value / service
  • Openness / transparency of accounts
  • Ensure cost-benefit of spending decisions

AND WE WANT TO BE GREEN:

  • Minimise energy use
  • Buy as local and direct  as possible
  • Provide organic alternatives where easily available
  • Buy Fair Trade
  • Minimise waste
  • Reduce / re-use / recycle
  • Minimise packaging
  • Avoid plastic bags
  • Avoid environmentally harmful products
  • Encourage walking / cycling / taking the bus rather than driving.

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