‘...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 welcomes you in 2022!

Easter Holiday Opening:

Open Saturday 16th April, 10am-4pm, with Car Boot Event from 10am-3pm!

CLOSED Easter Sunday, 17th April

OPEN Bank Holiday Monday, 18th April 2022.


Still COVID-aware, we are serving leaf teas, ground coffees, melting Marimba hot chocolate, delicious homemade cakes AND light lunches! 

You can eat and drink inside or at our tables outside the bookshop, in fine weather... we are also putting up a tent for shelter outside soon!

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 bread, and we serve toasted sandwiches too, including gluten-free options.

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

Ethel Aardvark has started baking again and our dark chocolate and ginger tiffin is back, along with vegan flapjack! 

Our Aardvark Coffees

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

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

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.

Marimba Melts Hot Chocolate

Smooth, creamy hot choclate 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 2022:

We are usually open

Tuesday-Sunday, 10am - 4pm

However, we do OPEN on Bank Holiday Mondays, 10am-4pm!

This year, that means: we are OPEN on Monday 18th April, Monday 2nd May and Monday 29th August.

We will also be open Monday 5th September for h.Art.

A Big Thank You!

We wish to thank all our customers, regular and occasional, and the many groups who have visited us over the years, and continue to visit: 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.