Happy Birthday Barnaby’s!

annualCan you believe it is already Barnaby’s 1st birthday? It hardly seems like yesterday when we opened the doors for the first time, and now Barnaby’s is a thriving & vibrant part of village life.

Help us celebrate this Saturday, when there will be plenty going on at your favourite coffee shop. Doors are open from 1000 to 1300. We promise there will be cake, balloons, the odd party popper and maybe even a glass of something sparkly!

Coming? Then head over to our events page and let us know. We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday!

Open days at Swanmore Primary

486b2d6d-e3ac-4784-8582-8af64dd98b85Children looking to joining our fabulous village Primary School in Sept 2016 can take a tour of the school with their families this Friday between 0930 and 1130, or next Wednesday between 1330 and 1500.

Barnaby’s will be open on both days and we are right across the road, so you will have somewhere to chat about your tour afterwards! There will be loads of mums and dads here, so feel free to ask them (or us) any questions too. Meanwhile, you’ll find lots of great information about the school on swanmoreprimary.org.uk.

You’ve helped raise millions!

mug-thanksWow! What an amazing day at Barnaby’s yesterday! Your favourite coffee shop never looked better, and it was standing-room only throughout the day for our participation in The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. Volunteers volunteered, bakers baked, decorators decorated, and by the end of the day we had made a huge donation to Macmilan Cancer Research. There are some great photos now live on our Facebook page, including one taken of our 200th Facebook follower who popped in!

This event had raised over £25 million for cancer research and patient care. We are extremely proud that Barnaby’s has been able to contribute £242:30 towards the success of this years event. You can watch the donations rolling in at coffee.macmillan.org.uk.

Special thanks go to Peter – an absolute star who worked a double shift (that Kingdom training was worth it!), plus Janet, Sam and Jane for working their socks off,  and all of our cake baker volunteers. Huge thanks to those that just dropped in and ended up spending a few minutes clearing tables or serving, or on occasions helping at the coffee machine – yes, it is possible for two people to be operating it at the same time!

Now, how do we top that…?

Join the World’s Biggest Coffee morning

Capture 2This Friday at Barnaby’s, join over 160,000 people in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning! This fabulous occasion is Macmillan Cancer Support’s largest charity fundraising event, one that has so far raised over £113 million for cancer research and patient care.

Join us between 9am and 12 noon. Come and be part of something special, and invite your friends through our events page.

Proceeds from the sale of all our cakes will be donated to Macmillan, as will half our coffee sales. If you can’t be there, but would still like to give a donation to Macmillan, just text CUPCAKE to 70550 (one text donates £5), go to macmillan.org.uk/coffee or phone 0845 074 2606.

SADS takes charge

11892187_917877571594159_9179409741832757050_nThis Saturday, we play host to Swanmore Amateur Dramatic Society (SADS) with a whole host of cool things going on in Barnaby’s and the Paterson Centre:

– find out about the history of SADS
– see how we make our props and costumes
– browse through photos of some amazing past performances
– free face painting for your kids!

Some SADS members will be in costume throughout the morning, so grab a coffee and have a chat with our fabulous actors. If being on stage is not for you, don’t panic! You might have skills which could enhance future productions such as lighting, sound, script editing and more. Come and ask!

Can’t make it? Pop a note in your diary to come and see “Camelot. The Panto” on 3rd, 4th and 5th December. Full details here.

Barnaby’s gets 200 followers on Facebook

facebook_like_logo_1The official Barnaby’s Facebook page has become rather a busy place over the past few weeks, with some great news and stories from your favourite coffee shop. This week we were joined by our 200th follower – Emily Shepherd.

Welcome Emily. We look forward to meeting you at the Big Coffee Morning on Friday 25th September.

If you want to keep up to date with the latest new, stories, photos and official Barnaby’s events, head to our Facebook page now and click the like button.

Help celebrate our fabulous 1st birthday


Join us on Saturday 10th October to help celebrate a very important occasion – our first birthday! We promise there will be cake, balloons, the odd party popper and of course our delicious coffee too!

Our birthday party will run for the whole time we are open on Saturday 10th October – that’s 10am through to 1pm. Click here to tell us you are coming, and bring a friend! We look forward to seeing you there.

Barnaby’s to host World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

logoThe World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan Cancer Support’s biggest charity fundraising event. The first was held in 1991, when 2,600 people registered to hold coffee mornings across the country. Last year, the number was closer to 155,000, and a total of £113 million has been raised for the support of cancer patients as a result. Find out more in this short video.

This year, Barnaby’s will be part of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 25th September from 9am to 12 noon. Come and be part of something special, and invite your friends through our events page.

If you can’t be there, but would still like to give a donation to Macmillan, just text CUPCAKE to 70550 (one text=£5), go to macmillan.org.uk/coffee or phone 0845 074 2606.

Coming soon…

farmmarketphotoSwanmore will play host to lots of great events over the coming few weeks – either here at Barnaby’s, next door in the adjoining Paterson Centre, or in the nearby Village Hall. Details of these will appear here on our events page on Facebook. Let us know if we have missed anything, and we’ll get it up straight away!

  • Country Market on Saturday 5th September
  • Flower & Produce Show on Saturday 12th September
  • The Worlds Largest Coffee Morning on Friday 25th September
  • Autumn Craft Fayre on Saturday 26th September
  • Eastleigh Fusion Choir perform on Saturday 3rd October

Back to school?

To help you get over the holidays, Barnaby’s will be open every day this month from Tuesday to Saturday for all our usual fabulous coffee, tea and home-baked cakes. What more could you want? Check our homepage for opening times, then come on in and relax with a coffee or catch up on our free wifi.

Our Facebook page now has close to 200 followers, so don’t forget to check-in here when you come in for your coffee. Better still – bring your friends with you!

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