Open mic night returns to Nest cafe on Friday 6 July

 

Acoustic night at Nest cafe, Crosspool
Acoustic night at Nest cafe, Crosspool

A special open mic edition of Nest’s popular acoustic night is taking place as part of this year’s Crosspool Festival.

It’s your chance to play a couple of songs, unplugged and with no microphone, to a friendly Crosspool Festival crowd – or just turn up and watch!

To finish the evening there will be a special set of folk and originals from acoustic night favourites The Finch Charmers.

Nest open mic night – Friday 6 July – Facebook event

Crosspool Festical 2018

Hudson’s Kitchen opens on Thursday 30 November

Hudson's Kitchen, Sandydgate Road, Crosspool
Hudson’s Kitchen, Sandydgate Road, Crosspool

Hudson’s Kitchen opens on Thursday 30 November in the former Crosspool Hardware unit.

The Sandygate Road business’s Facebook page suggests it will sell food including cakes, breakfasts and pies.

Open mic night at Nest cafe on Thursday 29 June

Acoustic night at Nest cafe, Crosspool
Acoustic night at Nest cafe, Crosspool
A special open mic edition of Nest’s popular acoustic night is taking place as part of this year’s Crosspool Festival.

It’s your chance to play a couple of songs, unplugged and with no microphone, to a friendly Crosspool Festival crowd – or just turn up and watch!

Nest open mic night – Thursday 29 June – Facebook event

All Crosspool Festival 2017 events

Crosspool Festival scarecrow competition is now open

The Crosspool Festival scarecrow competition is now open!

The theme this year is Wild Crosspool. Build a scarecrow to reflect local wildlife, a wild personality or just let your imagination go wild!

Scarecrows need to be in place for judging by 10am Saturday 23 June and need to remain there for the duration of the festival.

Entry forms available from Nest cafe.

Further details can be provided by emailing beckiegreenuk@yahoo.co.uk.

Cafe planning application for former hardware shop

Crosspool Hardware
The former Crosspool Hardware shop

The former Crosspool Hardware shop in the precinct could become a cafe, if a new planning application is successful.

Application 17/01726/A3PN would see the use of the building change from a shop to a cafe – view the drawings here.

You can comment on the application on the council website.

Crosspool Hardware closed its doors for the last time last October.

Planning notice
Planning notice

New owners to take over Lounge @ Crosspool cafe

Lounge @ Crosspool (photo used with permission)
Lounge @ Crosspool (photo used with permission)

Crosspool’s tea and coffee shop will close for building work before reopening under new management.

Outgoing Lounge @ Crosspool owner Paula, who set up the cafe in April 2012, is retiring. She said:

“After making 38,000 pots of tea, 20,000 coffees and lots of burnt tea cakes I have sadly hung up my soggy, flour covered apron for good! I have had the best 3-and-a-half years and realised my dream.

“I have learnt so much taking my little sad shop and transforming it into a very successful business that I will always be proud of. I have made some amazing life long friends and thank you so much for letting me into your lives. Heartfelt thanks. Paula xxx”

We’ll miss you, Paula! As soon as we have details of plans for the cafe we’ll share them.

Lounge @ Crosspool tea room opens in precinct

Lounge @ Crosspool (photo used with permission)
Lounge @ Crosspool (photo used with permission)

A new cafe has opened in Crosspool in the unit previously occupied by Craft Angels on Sandygate Road.

The Lounge @ Crosspool tea room welcomed its first customers on Tuesday. They are serving beverages and light refreshments and will be open 8:30am-4pm during the week and 8:30pm-1pm on Saturdays. The cafe has good disabled access, baby changing facilities and is child friendly.

A new sign above the shop will be going up this week.

Lounge @ Crosspool Facebook page

Paula from Lounge @ Crosspool (photo used with permission)
Paula from Lounge @ Crosspool (photo used with permission)
Lounge @ Crosspool cupcakes (photo used with permission)
Lounge @ Crosspool cupcakes (photo used with permission)