Location: 1 Town Farm Barn, North Curry 100metres from the centre of the North Curry, SW from the Bird in Hand Inn
OS: ST 31768 25422 Post Code: TA3 6NP 22 miles
Wheelchair accessible. Families Welcome – baby seats available. Free Parking.
North Curry is the location of The Coffee Shop, which is operated as a Community Project and Resource, staffed by about 70 volunteers, who give their time to earn donation money pro rata from the profits, for their own nominated charity. It is located in the Town Farm Barn, which was purchased and refurbished by North Curry Parish Council. Since 2006, when it was opened, The Coffee Shop has given over £32,000 to charities based on hours donated. The site was refurbished by the Parish Council and is part occupied by The Coffee Shop, with free parking, It has 3 tables inside and outdoor seating for use in fine weather.
The Coffee Shop is a focal-point resource for the residents of North Curry and open to all. It provides a very warm welcome, with a range of best quality homemade cakes and soups as specialities, all provided by volunteers. There is also a range of snacks and a daily special, jacket potatoes and toasted sandwiches are also available. On our visit we had their excellent cream tea, made up of one warm home-made scone, jam and cream, all for £1.30; whilst a scone with butter and jam was £1.00. Freshly made coffee and tea, drinks and soft drinks are available. The Coffee Shop also sells a range of local craft items and has an ever-changing exhibition of visual arts. A second-hand book stall including children’s books; as well as having the Village Archive upstairs. Remember all profits go to the volunteers’ chosen charities. Well worth a visit!
The Coffee Shop is open: Tuesdays to Sundays 10am -5 pm, Christmas Closing usually the week between Christmas and New Year (dates vary) Tel: 01823 491414
Also: Check out our entry for the North Curry Brewery Company, have a walk around this interesting village, including the Church of St Peter & St Paul known as ‘The Cathedral of the Moors’ with its octagonal tower.