welcome to the Galleries Shop & Café

The Galleries Shop & Café is a community shop –
built, owned and run by the people of Freshford and the community

WE ARE RECRUITING – To find out how to apply, you can find out more information here

STOP PRESS – 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!

Galleries Shop Café

Our small café with its outside terrace is the perfect meeting place for locals and a great stopping point for walkers and other visitors.  We offer sandwiches, panini, quiches, salads and home-made soup as well as a daily special – and even a glass of wine if you wish – between 12 and 3 every day.  Also, cooked breakfasts daily and coffee, tea and cakes whenever we are open.

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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