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This friendly café welcomes both local residents and visitors every Wednesday afternoon. It’s a great chance to catch up with your friends and the local gossip. In winter it’s as warm as toast, and in summer you can sit outside on our picnic tables and take in the view of the Pennines and Cross Fell in the distance.

The café serves tea, coffee (with free refills), soft drinks and yummy home-made cakes, tray-bakes and scones – all at extremely reasonable prices.

Drinks and cakes are available to take away if required.

Our volunteers bake the cakes in kitchens where there are a wide variety of allergens.

Book exchange

There is a fantastic selection of paper backs and hardbacks. So why go further to stock up for your holiday reading? Give a donation and come away happy. Exchanges of read or unwanted books are always welcome.

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A selection of useful or decorative items is always available for your interest. Just donate what you think they’re worth.

Local produce

Seasonal produce such as rhubarb, honey, jam, vegetables and fruit is often available. But be quick! It disappears fast!


The café hosts several events and services. See to the right for details.  


There are toys and a play area for small children in the hall when the café is running. Mum or Dad can keep an eye on them while they enjoy themselves with a new toy.

Alan’s Challenge

Local resident Alan often visits the café with a selection of his collection of objects from the past, and challenges you to work out what they were used for.

Proceeds from these activities go towards maintenance of the village hall.



John Peart holds a weekly clinic at the Community Café.

To book a session phone John on 017688 68992, or e-mail him at

A selection of the delights to be found at the café.

Blueberry Drizzle Cake

Treble chocolate cake


Cake Stand

Honey and Almond Cake