We are currently open for takeaway drinks, cakes and snacks on Sat and Sun in Jan, weather permitting. You can always give us a call to check if we’re open – 01453 860420 or check on Instagram or Facebook.

We offer Takeaway Food on Thurs and Sat evenings – booking is essential.


Booking is highly recommended. We may only have one household / support bubble per table and there are a few changes to the terms & conditions. Our tables are spaced at a minimum of 1 metre with risk mitigation. We have lots of outside seating but don’t take bookings for this – if the weather is good when you arrive and we have space you’re welcome to move out. Groups of up to 6 people from any number of households may sit outside. Please note that we do not currently take table bookings for coffee & cake, but usually have tables free outside service times and on the patio.

We set up Thistledown Café in 2016 (formerly Fieldfare Café) and have grown steadily since then. For most of the year we’re open Wednesday – Sunday (see Opening Times for details) and throughout the summer holidays we’re open every day, offering gourmet coffee, fine teas and a wide range of cold drinks as well as a selection of homemade cakes and patisseries. Food from our clay oven and barbecue is served Wednesday – Sunday. We stay open late on Fridays and Saturdays in the summer for wood-fired sourdough pizza nights – for most of our camping season this is both Friday and Saturday night. Booking is essential for all services as we serve a limited number of dishes – 01453 860420 / cafe@thistledown.org.uk. We’re fully licensed (no BYO) and stock local beers, ciders, wines and even local gin! We also serve wines and prosecco from further afield!

Please see our Menu for the week’s dishes. Most of our food is cooked using a clay oven which we made ourselves, or our ceramic barbecue. Much of the food is influenced by Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine, with lots of herbs and spices used to create fresh and flavourful dishes. The menu is limited, and it’s our intention to only offer a small range of fresh foods. Nearly all of the meat we use is both free range and local (although occasionally we may have to source from elsewhere). We also use our own lamb and our polytunnel supplies some of the vegetables, salads and herbs. We retail Salt Bakehouse sourdough, Woefuldane Organic milk, local crafts and preserves and more. During the summer we have an expanded retail offering and sells local meats and more.

We have seating indoors and outside, including tables in our dining conservatory / open kitchen which has stunning views over Woodchester Park. Thistledown Café is set in acres of beautiful Cotswold valley and café visitors are free to explore the upper field around the café (lower fields are strictly for campers). Dogs are welcome but must be kept on leads at all times.