In 1969 a group of people got together and decided that the church could be used to benefit the town by offering a tea and coffee service.
On 2 January 1970, Priory Rest-a-While opened its doors for the first time, offering tea and coffee with a biscuit, to senior shoppers at a reasonable price.
Today Priory Restawhile is still going strong, offering tea and coffee including decaffeinated, in large or small cups with a biscuit, or you might like a Hot Chocolate or a nice cool orange juice. We now open our doors to ALL shoppers, any age, and our prices are still reasonable.
Restawhile has become a place not just to get a cup of coffee from but it’s also a place to meet with friends and have a chat, or to come in and have a chat with the servers, it’s a place that you can come to feel welcome and cared for. If you visit us for the first time please introduce yourself to us, you will be sure of a warm welcome.
Recently Restawhile has become a supporter of Fair-trade products, all our tea, coffee, hot chocolate and sugar is Fair-trade. Fair trade seeks to transform the lives of poor producers in the developing world by enabling them to use their skills and resources to trade their way out of poverty.
Fair trade sets out to:
• create opportunities for poor producers
• ensure trading practices are fair, both in terms of payment and
• ensure that children are not being exploited
• ensure there is no discrimination
• ensure working conditions are safe.
Fighting Poverty through Trade.
Restawhile is open on market days (Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 10.00am - 11.45am), come and have a rest and join us for a cuppa.