Hips Social

Hips Social
Cafe and coffee shop in Lydney
71 Newerne Street, Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15 5RA
Opening hours: 7:30 - 16:00 (Mon - Wed), 7:30 - 20:30 (Thu & Fri), 09:00 - 20:30 (Sat), 09:00 - 16:00 (Sun)
 Vegetarian  Vegan  Gluten Free  Open Sunday

The house roast is from Gentlemen Baristas alongside varying guest roasts too. On our last visit the guest roast and decaf option were from Studio Roasters in Worcester


The sweetcorn fritter with poached egg was a new one for me and absolutely fantastic, as was the cappuccino!


A superb selection of freshly prepared breakfast and lunch treats, homemade cakes & doughnuts and great coffee, served by a fantastic and energised team


Cappuccino (£2.70), tea (£2.00), breakfast brioche baps (from £5.00), Dean Forest yogurt (£4.00), smashed avocado (£6.50), mushrooms on toast (£6.00), sweetcorn fritters & poached egg (£9.00), salads (from £7.50), toasted sandwiches (from £5.50), cakes (from £2.00), tray-bakes / doughnuts (from £2.00)


Space for bikes is limited although there's railings directly outside the entrance to the cafe and limited racking in the car park opposite


Space inside is limited and does get busy at weekends, but we can certainly see why!


Situated on the edge of the Wye Valley AONB and within the Forest of Dean, a popular destination for mountain bikers and road cyclists alike, Lydney is the perfect south Gloucestershire pitstop when exploring the fantastic (if not hilly) roads around the River Severn and beyond. Once refuelled why not head onto Ross-on-Wye or Abergavenny?

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A popular newly opened, family-run and community focussed eatery found in the historic town of Lydney, set on the edge of the Wye Valley AONB and within the popular Forest of Dean. All food is made on-site by friendly owners Tom & Lucy and features a refreshing mix of unusual daily specials alongside your favourite breakfast, brunch and lunch staples, delicious cakes and fab coffee.

For those early risers you’re in for a treat, delicious breakfast baps served in brioche rolls from Hobbs House Bakery; bacon, sausage, egg, black pudding, avocado or halloumi in varying options, avocado or mushroom on sourdough toast and sweetcorn fritters (pictured and absolutely fabulous).

Lunch is equally as stupendous with specials changing by the week, on our last visit these included their toasted burritos served with paprika brown rice, black beans, smashed avo and homemade coleslaw with fillings including grilled chicken, slow cooked pork shoulder, roasted squash and chilli beef. Additionally there was a kimchi tuna melt or cuban sandwich with slow cooked pork, smoked ham and Tubby Tom’s Mojo Roco sauce, made in nearby Gloucester.

Aside from their specials there’s also a range of toasted sandwiches served in Hobbs House ‘Sherston’ overnight loaf with the avocado, feta & chilli jam or butternut squash & hummus (vegan) being firm favourites with locals, alongside freshly prepared salads too.

The cakes on display are all homemade, featuring; carrot, pecan & orange cake (GF), lemon & orange drizzle (vegan), spiced fruit cake, chocolate brownie, raspberry & white chocolate filled cookies or a berry crumble slice. You must try one of their signature cardamom & orange buns or doughnuts too – custard, chocolate and raspberry to name a few!

The silky smooth and fantastic coffee comes from Gentlemen Baristas alongside guest roasts, where on our last visit these were sourced from Studio Roasters in Worcester, with even a great decaf option available too.

Weekends do get very busy (understandably) and due to the nature of the seating inside is suited to smaller or medium sized groups, however larger groups are most welcome to takeaway – the cakes are excellent! Bike storage is limited, although there’s railings directly outside the entrance to the cafe and additional racking can be found in the car park opposite.

For those passing by late on Thursday, Friday or Saturday do checkout their social media pages for their popular burger nights, from £7.50 you’ll find a delicious range of hip, tasty burgers and sides.

Last visited in March 2023

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