‘...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 bookshop is open again! Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-4pm.

COVID-safe, we are serving leaf teas, ground coffees, melting hot chocolate, delicious homemade cakes AND light lunches!  You can eat and drink inside or at our tables outside the bookshop.

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!

Our cakes are made by Chelsea and her team at Kingsland  Village Shop and Tea Room: delicious sponges: gluten-free almond, coffee & walnut, lemon drizzle are all popular; also from Jo Bebbington, brownies, our dark chocolate and ginger tiffin, millionaires shortbread, and flapjack.

Our Aardvark Coffees

We serve quality ground coffees supplied by High Ground:  Fairtrade, medium roast, flavourful coffee. 

We have in stock:  (in order of strength of flavour, mild to strong):
Colombian - mild, rounded, most enjoyable
Kenyan Blue Mountain - rounded, smooth, a delightful coffee
Brazilian/Honduras blend - strong flavour, full-bodied.

If you like our Aardvark Coffees, you can buy 227g packs in the café, for £6.50 (plus postage if you would like us to send it to you).

We also sell Bassanio Coffee Beans, if you wish to grind your own coffee: Price: £8.50 per pack of 500g, or £17 per kilo, plus postage.

Thank you!

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

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.

Our Café is open now for full service! Light lunches, drinks and cakes ...

Light lunches / snacks: We usually have a range of soups, served with Swifts bread, and we serve toasted sandwiches too!

We can now seat you inside for drinks and cakes, and you can also sit outside: we have put up a tent and extra tables at the front of the Bookery so you can enjoy the view of the hills, and say hello to the cows!