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.

Thistledown Café is open Wednesday to Sunday with food served every day. During school holidays (Easter, summer half term and summer holidays) we are open 7 days a week (but do not serve food on the Monday and Tuesday). Open times may occasionally vary due to private events – please call to double check / make a booking. Booking is highly recommended for all services. Our maximum table size is currently 6 people and all diners must be from one household / bubble.

Our opening times:

  • We’re open Weds – Sun all year 9am – 4:30pm for teas, coffees and cakes
  • Brunch menu plus extras served Weds – Fri 9am – 2pm
  • Brunch served 9am – 11:30am on Sat and Sun
  • Lunch served midday – 3pm on Sat and Sun
  • Pizza evenings Fri and Sat eve (from 10th April until late Sep)

Look out for events such as Indian evenings, yoga, storytelling and foraging mornings. If you’d like to join our mailing list then please email cafe@thistledown.org.uk.