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New Year Greetings

Hello,

Firstly a Happy New Year to all, wishing us all a better one than 2020 was!

Our opening times are now back to normal I.E. Tuesday through Saturday Lunch and evening. Obviously due to most recent Government announcement regarding covid19 restrictions we are sadly unable to open and welcome you to the cafe. However, for a sneek peak of the cafe you can watch a video by clicking here We continue with home/work delivery of our unique and freshly cooked foods.

To start the new year we have a delicious selection of specials detailed on the menu below.

Twelfth night is upon us (or was it yesterday?) traditionally the time to remove the Christmas decorations, although this tradition is relatively new, being only a couple of hundred years old. Before that it was common for people to keep them in place until February 2nd or Candlemass being the next festival in the Christian calendar. Maybe we should resurrect this idea for a one off this year to get us through the dark days of a January lockdown? Then again thinking about the rate of needle shedding already going on from the past 12 days maybe not!

For lunchtime delivery phone before 11.00AM or supper delivery phone before 3.00PM. Also you can order in advance of the day you would like a delivery. The number to call is 07983 941856. If you’re connected to the answer phone when you call please leave a message and we WILL call you back

Ten Years Later…

So, for the 3rd time this year we are forced to close our cafe as Shropshire moves into tier 3. However we are continuing with our home delivery service for lunch and supper.  We are open today and tomorrow and Saturday. We will be closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday open again on Wednesday 6th Jan. Specials are detailed on the menu below.

With the weather having turned a bit colder this week I thought I’d share some pictures from 10 years ago. During the winter of 2010 to 2011 there was a particularly cold snap around this time of the year. I’m hoping it doesn’t get as cold again this year as it was cold enough to form ice on the river Teme outside the Cafe! A bit of research tells me It was the United Kingdom’s coldest December since Met Office records began in 1910, with an average mean temperature of -1 °C. The coldest temperature in the UK was recorded locally -19.6 °C was recorded in Shawbury, Shropshire. This must be a particularly cold pocket in England as it is also listed as having the lowest recorded temperature of -25.2 in December 1982!

For lunchtime delivery phone before 11.00AM or supper delivery phone before 3.00PM. Also you can order in advance of the day you would like a delivery. The number to call is 07983 941856. If you’re connected to the answer phone when you call please leave a message and we WILL call you back

Pea Green Cafe Supper Solutions Christmas 2020

A very short message this week as we are having a very short week!
Specials on the menu below as usual, along with our opening times over the coming festive period. For lunchtime delivery phone before 11.00AM or supper delivery phone before 3.00PM. Also you can order in advance of the day you would like a delivery. The number to call is 07983 941856. If you’re connected to the answer phone when you call please leave a message and we WILL call you back

But the main message this week is :
We at Pea Green Café would like to send you seasons greetings and joy, and wish us all a much better 2021, and we thank you for all your support this year.

Pea Green Cafe’s Supper Solutions Christmas Specials

Between now and Christmas we have a traditional roast turkey lunch/supper available for delivery please see below for details.
We also have a range of own cooked seasonal foods (Christmas cake, puds, mincemeat, pies etc) and ingredients to serve at home over the upcoming festivities, a menu of these is also below.
We are having a few days off over Christmas, but will be open between Christmas and New Year, a list of opening hours also below.

I know personally getting ready for Christmas and allowing for shops to be closed a few days takes a bit of planning. Spare a thought for the sheriff of Hampshire who had just 11 days notice for preperations, 800+ years ago King John decided to spend Christmas at Winchester and sent a shopping list.

Once the king had decided where he would spend Christmas Day, a command would be sent to the local sheriff ordering him to rustle-up the necessary supplies. There would be hundreds of mouths to feed, so this was no easy task – in fact King John’s shopping list puts our Christmas-shopping nightmares in the shade. In 1206, an order was dispatched to the sheriff of Hampshire on 13 December to find 1,500 hens, 5,000 eggs, 20 cattle, 100 pigs and 100 sheep for the king’s Christmas festivities at the royal palace of Winchester. Thankfully for the sheriff of Hampshire, the task of ordering the table settings was delegated to his colleague in Wiltshire, who had to procure 500 ells of linen for making tablecloths

http://magnacartaresearch.blogspot.com/2013/12/christmas-at-court-of-king-john.html

For lunchtime delivery phone before 11.00AM or supper delivery phone before 3.00PM. Also you can order in advance of the day you would like a delivery. The number to call is 07983 941856. If you’re connected to the answer phone when you call please leave a message and we WILL call you back

Holiday Plans & Specials

It is now less than 13 weeks to Christmas, and given the current situation regarding people being allowed to group and mix together you have to wonder quite what that holiday season will be like this year. With the official advice on how to go about our daily lives seeming to change day by day I certainly don’t feel confident to make any predictions!

I was thinking about this holidays today because we’re closing the cafe and Supper Solutions delivery service for one week from this Saturday. We shall be open this Saturday for lunch and supper, but then closed until Tuesday October 13th. We’re very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you, If there are any items you would like for your freezer to tide you over please feel free to order them this week.

To tempt your tastebuds and provide a hassle free meal solution see the specials for this week listed on the menu below. In addition to our specials our regular menu is available from Tuesday to Saturday. We serve lunch in the cafe (please phone for a reservation) from 12 to 2 PM, and home or work delivery for lunch and supper. For lunchtime delivery phone before 11.00AM or supper delivery phone before 3.00PM. Also you can order in advance of the day you would like a delivery. The number to call is 07983 941856. If you’re connected to the answer phone when you call please leave a message and we WILL call you back

The Missing Days of September 1752

Following an extended weekend we shall be open from Wednesday to Saturday this week. Today, the 2nd September, was the day in 1752 that the UK accepted the move from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar and consequently 11 days were “lost” . People went to bed on the 2nd September and got up on the 14th, that must have been a bit confusing for many!

You’re welcome to visit us from 10AM if you would like a coffee, tea, cake or ice cream etc. by the river do come down. If you would like to visit us for a meal we have a limited inside space available so please phone us first and make a reservation

Specials this week are two of our most popular dishes. We have a slow cooked tender brisket, and mushroom stroganoff. See menu below for more details. For lunchtime delivery phone before 11.00AM or supper delivery phone before 3.00PM. Also you can order in advance of the day you would like a delivery. The number to call is 07983 941856. If you’re connected to the answer phone when you call please leave a message and we WILL call you back

Barbeque Weather?

During this current hot spell of weather I’m sure plenty of people will be thinking about having a barbeque at home. The forecasts however may not look kindly on this with warnings of thunderstorms threatening to strike anywhere at any time this week! Three fine days and a thunderstorm is how some have described the British summer.

Anyway, come rain or shine barbeque flavours our specials this week at Pea Green Cafe & Supper Solutions. See menu below for details. Sorry we weren’t able to accommodate everyone who phoned on Saturday to book a meal for the evening, we were catering for large birthday party and were fully booked for the evening by lunchtime! We are very happy to take bookings in advance for home delivery if you wish to guarantee your meals, though if it’s an impulse or last minute choice we will do our best to accommodate you.

For lunchtime delivery phone before 11.00AM or supper delivery phone before 3.00PM, the number to call is 07983 941856. If you’re connected to the answer phone when you call, please leave a message and we WILL call you back

New location, same quality service.

Last week we moved Pea Green Cafe to a new location on the banks of the river Teme. We are still providing the home delivery service of our delicious freshly cooked meals. Specials today are either Chicken chasseur OR vegetable lasagne. Both cooked from scratch using fresh locally sourced ingredients. See below for details.

For lunchtime delivery phone before 11.00AM or supper delivery phone before 3.00PM, the number to call is 07983 941856. If you’re connected to the answer phone when you call please leave a message and we WILL call you back

At the moment, until cafes are allowed to re-open, we are just providing the delivery service. In the fullness of time we shall be offering our full table service in our new location. Watch this space for future updates!

Pea Green Cafe’s New Home

Pea Green Coronavirus Response No 2

Friar’s Walk in Spring Sunshine

What a strange week it has been. The town so quiet, the streets deserted, unless you were in one of the enormous, serpentine queues for food or medicine. All of us standing the regulation six feet apart, all anxious, all wondering if the shop would have run out of stock before we reach its doors.

The lane to the café has been sunk into a dreamy sleep. With bees loud in the hedges and blue and white for-get-me-nots speckling the banks. No sound of children playing, no traffic at either end. The one woman I pass backing into the wall with her dog to let me pass. We exchange greetings and commiserations from a safe distance, relieved to be polite and friendly in what can appear a friendless time.

We have used the cool and silent streets of early evening to begin posting our new Supper Solutions Menus through doors, which is beginning to have results. The only living beings in Mill Street were a pair of mallards who politely got out of the way and waddled off towards the Art Gallery. Obviously cultured ducks.

We are all learning to adapt to a new way of living, reaching out through different means for the important, necessary things we need. Hopefully our new delivery slots will go a little way to helping customers plan their weekly needs.

http://www.peagreencafe.com/supper-solutions

Coronavirus Pea Green’s 1st Blog Response

The word medieval keeps coming to mind. The hush of the streets, the quietness of town. The few people abroad hurry purposefully to their pre set destination. Greetings are muted in the main, a grimace of a smile, an averted gaze. We are all at sea with the new etiquette required in these pestilence times.

The café is silent, cleaned, light, airy and empty of life. The new photo canvases, the updated magazines remain unseen. The planned for events, all cancelled. No more Good Greif Café, Speed Awareness Course, Ladies who do Yoga, Veterans walking club. The Dance Studio is hollow with the remembered noise of a Saturday morning session. For a while Phil the Gardner came, pruned, weeded, left.

While we are under the Coronavirus curfew, we will be focussing on serving our customers through our take away service “Supper Solutions“, a service for all those vulnerable category people who would benefit from this service. There are the over worked, stressed priority workers who at the moment just don’t have time to shop and cook, in addition to all those with special health needs who are sensibly staying home, “Supper Solutions” would really help.

All these developments coming pit pat one after the other, has as you may imagine kept us on out toes. We will be refining and expanding the services we offer to our local community with updates on menus and other take-out options via Facebook, twitter and more frequent blogs.

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We will stay in contactless communication with you for as long as the crisis continues.