‘...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 is up outside the front door while the weather holds, so enjoy the view!

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.

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. Also,

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: 

Vietnamese Dragon Balls from the amazing Algerian Coffee Store in London

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:, so we will be OPEN on Monday 1st May, Monday 8th May and Monday 28th August 2023.

We will be CLOSED: 

Easter Sunday, 9th April 2023  , and Christmas Day, 25th December,   and Boxing Day,   26th December 2023

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.