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.  In our shop you will find:

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.

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 locally. We serve freshly ground coffee and a range of specialist teas.

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

Why not set up an account with the shop?

By setting up an account with the Galleries you can pay for your shopping monthly by direct debit and you will help to ensure the shop and cafe stay viable well into the future. For more information please contact david.galleries@gmail.com.

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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