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.

 STOP PRESS
WINTER TIMETABLE

There will be some changes to our opening hours
from 1st November, as follows:
Shop: Monday-Friday 8-6, Saturday-Sunday 9-12:30

Café: Monday-Friday 9-4, Saturday 9-3, Sunday  9-12:30
Post Office:  Tuesday and Friday 9-1

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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