The Fold Cafe

Outside The Fold

Wholesome, healthy and delicious food from farm to plate, cooked fresh every day in our kitchen. In zero food miles, we create local, seasonal and organic food in close collaboration with the Fold Farm. A lot of what you will eat has been grown only a few steps away by our team of dedicated growers. Where this isn’t possible we work with local, ethical suppliers we know and trust.

opening times

Monday – Friday: 10am – 4.30pm

Saturday: 9am – 4.30pm

Sunday: 10am – 4pm

GET IN TOUCH:

Tel: 01886 833112 / Email: cafe@thefold.org.uk 

What we offer….

We’re supplied by our own Soil Association certified organic farm and other local organic growers from the area.

We do need to use some ingredients from slightly further afield such as our dried goods (spices, tea, coffee, grains and pulses etc), and we purchase these from the “Essential” food co-operative based in Bristol. We source Fairtrade and organic wherever possible and practical.

Our coffee is certified organic and fairly traded from Indonesia using a local, independent supplier and all of our milk and dairy is from an organic dairy in Tewkesbury.

We are fans of the Slow Food movement. At any one time our intention is to have a small but good and varied selection available. We are happy to cater for special dietary requirements wherever possible – please just ask!

Great location

Situated in a beautifully converted 17th century threshing barn, the Fold Café offers delicious home cooked food in a relaxing, ecologically sensitive space.

Combine your visit to the café with a walk on our nature trails, poke your head in to our artisan studios and shops, book a session with one of our many experienced therapists or ask the farm team how our food is grown and how you can subscribe to our beautiful, organic veg boxes with zero food miles!

The Fold Food Provenance Policy Statement

Here at The Fold, we look consciously at all we serve in the café with respect to its ethical and environmental considerations for our community.

We do this with each new recipe and the buying decisions of each product. We also have meetings with representatives of the Fold community where this is considered collectively.

This doesn’t make our life easy but it does make it easier to live with ourselves – to help us feel good about the food we sell and eat. We often find it very difficult to know what decisions to make – there are so many factors to think about! But we continue this journey and welcome your thoughts.

As a guide we endeavour to purchase:

  • 75% or more within 20 miles
  • 15% from the rest of Britain
  • 5% from Europe
  • 5% from the rest of the World

Within this, as much as possible will be organically grown (though not necessarily certified) and certainly fairtrade.

All meat will certainly be of known ethical provenance, free range and preferably organic.

All root vegetables will be organic

Use of ingredients from the Fold Farm will be maximised.

Groceries will be as organic where practical.

We do not:

  • use any ingredients with GM, or meat or dairy that has been fed with GM ingredients
  • use any palm oil
  • use any meat from industrial agriculture (i.e. wholesale)
  • use any non-organic root vegetables
  • buy in any ingredients that are available from the Fold Farm
The Fold Café

Private Parties and Events

The beautifully converted barn which houses the café is available at certain times for hire for private events.

Please contact us for further details by calling the office on 01886 833 633 or emailing cafe@thefold.org.uk 

Here are some of the amazing dishes that were served up at our Taste of the med supper evening in May

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