‘...a template for what an independent bookshop should be ’
– Country Life

Contact: 01547 530 744

Business Hours:
Mon: Closed
Tues - Fri: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sat: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sun: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Aardvark Café

Our little café in the middle of the Bookbarn welcomes you in 2023!

We are OPEN Tuesday - Sunday, 10am-4pm, CLOSED Mondays.

We serve Trumper's leaf teas, savourous ground coffees, melting Marimba hot chocolate, delicious homemade cakes AND light lunches! 

You can eat and drink inside, or in fine weather at our tables outside the bookshop. The tent will be up outside the front door once spring is upon us and the weather more clement!

Front of Bookshop May 2021 

For more information, and to book for group visits, call us on 01547 530744. Booking needed for large groups of more than ten or twelve.

Light lunches / snacks: We usually have a range of soups, served with Swifts Bakery  bread, and we serve toasted sandwiches too, including gluten-free options. Look out for our NEW King Toastie for 2023!

Our cakes are made by Chelsea and her team at Kingsland Village Shop and Tea Room: the delicious gluten-free almond & fruit cake, coffee & walnut cake, Victoria sponge, chocolate cake and lemon drizzle loaf are all popular.

Our Aardvark Coffees

We serve quality ground coffees:  why not enjoy a cafetière of medium roast, flavourful coffee. 

At the moment we can offer you:
Colombian - mild, rounded, most enjoyable
Kenyan Blue Mountain - rounded, smooth, a delightful coffee

and a Featured Coffee: 

Brazilian Honduras blend - a strong, full-bodied coffee, ideal to get you started on a cold day!

Marimba Melts Hot Chocolate

Smooth, creamy hot chocolate melts, made with real chocolate flakes: choose from Milk, Dark, White or Ruby chocolate. Can be served with cream and marshmallows if desired!

Trumpers Leaf Teas

We are delighted that Claire Trumper has continued to supply us with her delicately flavoured quality leaf teas. Try her English Breakfast blend, the subtle Earl Grey, the light Darjeeling or the special Green Tea and we think you'll agree!

We welcome everyone, and have disabled access to the cafe which is on the ground floor.

We are also dog-friendly! Dogs and their well-behaved owners welcome.

Any questions, or to book for a group, please call us 01547 530744.

Bookshop and Café     opening hours 2023:

We are open 6 days a week:

Tuesday - Sunday

10am - 4pm

NB:  We are usually CLOSED on Mondays, apart from Bank Holiday Mondays:  this year we will be OPEN on

Monday 1st May,

Monday 8th May,

Monday 28th August and

Monday 4th September (for Herefordshire Art Week)

We will be CLOSED: 

Easter Sunday, 9th April

Christmas Day, 25th December

Boxing Day,  26th December.

A Big Thank You!

We wish to thank all our customers, regular and occasional, and the many groups who continue to visit us, whether walkers, cycling clubs from Leominster, Knighton, or Ludlow, motorcycle groups from all over the country or even from time to time, vintage motoring societies.



 Introducing Byron, the newest (and youngest) member of the Aardvark Team!