In 2011, the owners Andrea, Alan and Janet were looking for a change in career. Andrea and Janet have had long careers in teaching and Alan is a retired professor in atmospheric physics, so opening the Grey Dove café provided the business challenge they were looking for! Their aim has always been to provide a wide variety of home made cakes and pastries as well as delicious home made savoury snacks, alongside traditional sandwiches, breakfasts, light lunches and cream teas. Drinks include a selection of teas and coffees (many customers have commented on the high quality of the coffee) as well as milkshakes and real fruit smoothies. Having recently gained an alcohol license, the drinks menu has now been extended to include, wine, lager and cider so that customers can enjoy an alcoholic beverage with their meal. Products are high quality and wherever possible locally sourced, their eggs come from the local farm and bread from the local bakers. One of their main priorities is to provide a friendly, professional service where all products are freshly made to order.
An exciting new development is evening events. There will be a variety of interesting talks, entertainment and opportunities for local talented people to be involved. Check our website for upcoming events!