August Opening Hours

This August, Barnaby’s will be open every day from Tuesday to Saturday for coffee, tea, cool drinks from the fridge, and amazing home-baked cakes. Hours will be the same as May, June & July. Check our homepage for details.

As it is school holiday time, we are a running a number of events throughout August that will help keep your little ones entertained, while you relax or catch up on our free WIFI service.  Full details can be found on our Facebook page at

‘Cuppa & Colour’ starts 4th August


“Cuppa & Colour” is a new weekly colouring competition for your little ones, with prizes for the best artists and a different theme every week! Yes, it’s your chance to enjoy a well earned break while we entertain your children!

Join in the fun every Tuesday afternoon throughout August at Barnaby’s.

No need to book – just turn up!

Children’s Storytime @ Barnaby’s

Every Thursday throughout August, Ruth Cummings will read from “Emily’s Heli-Hat and other stories”, while you sit back and enjoy a well-deserved coffee! Who knows – maybe a slice of cake too…

Stories start at 10.30, and will run for about an hour while you relax.

No need to book – just turn up, but remember to bring your children!A group of diverse children reading a book.


Thank you to all the amazing Barnaby’s volunteers

Your favourite coffee shop looked a little different today, in preparation for a party to thank all our amazing volunteer baristas and cake-bakers!

Barnaby’s had been decorated with balloons and bunting to welcome all 50-or-so people who had been invited, so that we could say a big “Thank you!” to them all. Those who came along enjoyed a delicious cream tea and a glass of chilled champagne. Perfection!

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Swanmore Open Gardens this weekend

Swanmore Open Gardens starts and finishes at Barnaby’s again today, with a minibus running every 30 minutes around the village to see the 11 gardens on display. They vary from small & intimate, to a large country house.

Tickets are available outside Barnaby’s from 1230 today, and the coffee shop will have special extended hours to ensure that you get a well deserved cuppa after your visit. We look forward to seeing you.


Busy, busy , busy!

That was the state of Barnaby’s for the Saturday and Sunday afternoon of the first Swanmore Open Gardens weekend of 2015.

It was lovely to welcome so many visitors to Swanmore with a selection of delicious home-made cakes, with our regular selection of teas and coffees.  Some visitors chose to start at Barnabys, others waited until the end, and some did both!  But a great weekend for The Open Gardens, Barnaby’s and the supported charities!



Swanmore Open Gardens

The weather is perfect for this weekend’s Swanmore Open Gardens. Five gardens are open today and seven tomorrow. Tickets (£6) available from 12:30 on both days from the car park outside Barnaby’s. Minibus runs you around between the gardens.

We will be open both afternoons for coffee, tea and of course cake!

Hope to see you!


Specials for the warm weather!

The weather is warming up (hooray!) in Swanmore this week and we have a special just in case you need to cool down.

Cornetto Classico and Orange Calippo – only £1 each while stocks last.

So take a walk in the sunshine and have an ice cream or lolly at Barnaby’s. Or have a coffee and cake and let the kids have a cooling treat!


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