Mon, 15 Oct 2018
THERE’s a new place to grab a bite to eat and drink in Northbrook Street.
The Hog & Hedge café opened its doors last Tuesday, serving specialty coffee and fresh homemade food.
It is the company’s first branch on a UK high street.
Hog & Hedge’s only other café is located at the Whiddon Down Services along the A30 in Devon and, according to co-owner Rupert Burnell Nugent, Newbury “ticked all the boxes” when he and his business partner James Pollock were deciding on a second location.
The family-friendly eatery offers an alternative to the familiar high street brands and fast food outlets by serving freshly- prepared food and handcrafted coffee, all made on site every day.
We are open every morning for delicious breakfasts, speciality coffee and freshly baked pastries. Come on in. Feel at home. Stay awhile. pic.twitter.com/pOnJCz9OTf— Hog & Hedge (@HogandHedge) October 8, 2018
At lunch time, customers can choose from a selection of traditional favourites, such as toasties, jacket potatoes and sandwiches, as well as a selection of hearty one-pots and soups.
A traditional breakfast, including local sausages and free-range eggs, is served every morning with lighter options such as freshly-baked pastries or poached eggs on toast.
The café has extensive seating upstairs, as well as USB charging points and sockets for phones and laptops, free wi-fi and free newspapers.
There is also a children’s play area, as well as bottle warming and baby food facilities.
Hog & Hedge manager Danielle Slabbert said: “We are delighted with the response we have had since opening.
“We are so grateful for all the messages of support and goodwill we have received.
“We couldn’t have wished for a more supportive reception.”