Aardvark Books Cafe

Aardvark Books Cafe
Cafe and coffee shop in Bucknell
The Bookery, Brampton Bryan, Bucknell, Herefordshire, SY7 0DH
Opening hours: 10:00 - 16:00 (Mon - Sun)
 Vegetarian  Gluten Free  Open Sunday

A welcome winter coffee


The homemade mince pie and lentil & bacon soup was just the ticket for a chilly November cycle around Herefordshire & Shropshire


A small selection of your favourite lunch bites (soup, toasties, teacakes etc.) alongside homemade cakes, loose leaf tea and coffee


Cappuccino (£2.80), loose leaf tea (£2.40), hot chocolate (£2.80), cakes (£2.80), tea cake / 2 slices of toast with preserves (£2.30), soup & roll (£4.50), croque monsieur / toasted sandwich (£4.50)


There's dedicated bike racking directly outside the busy book shop


With plenty of seating inside and out in their undercover seating area it's ideal for cycling groups of all sizes - there's even a log burner too!


We're fifteen miles west of the Medieval & riversisde market town of Ludlow, five miles east of Knighton, on the edge of the Shropshire Hills AONB with superb, scenic and quiet roads aplenty nearby. Once refuelled do head north towards Clun, Bishops Castle and onto Church Stretton with a great climb up Long Mynd

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Nestling within the Welsh Marches and located within a 19th century granary building you’ll find a treasure trove of new, second-hand and rare books, maps, musical scores and much more. Surrounded by the vast array of books you’ll find a popular and affordable cafe serving up light lunches, cakes and coffee to travelling bookworms and cyclists alike.

A favourite pitstop for local cycling clubs in nearby Leominster, Knighton and Ludlow, all cakes are made by the nearby Kingsland Village Shop and Tea Room in Leominster and flavours during our visit included a gluten-free almond & fruit cake, coffee & walnut, chocolate, mince pies (pictured), Victoria sponge and lemon drizzle.

For those chiller months you’ll find a much welcome log burner (pictured) with plenty of seating inside for groups of all sizes and where advanced bookings are most welcome. Additionally there’s a bench seating out front too along with dedicated and secure bike racking.

Their loose leaf teas come from Trumpers Tea in the nearby cathedral city of Hereford and there’s freshly ground coffee too alongside melting Marimba hot chocolates, croque monsieur (toasted sandwich), soup, toasted teacakes and a range of snacks.

Last visited in March 2023

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