Our Woodgate Café is Open for Business

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On 19 June we proudly opened our new café and community hub at Pease Pottage, next door to the site of our brand-new hospice building, that will be opening later this year. 

The Woodgate Hub is situated within the Woodgate development at Pease Pottage and provides a beautiful new café, serving a full menu of lunch items as well as pastries, cakes and snacks. The hub also has a large community room that is available to hire, with a capacity of 40 people, or two smaller rooms each holding up to 20 people, with hire prices starting from just £10 an hour.

Open from 9am-4pm seven days a week, the Woodgate Hub is owned, run and managed by St Catherine’s Hospice and all profit from the Hub will be helping us run our vital hospice services for people across West Sussex and East Surrey.

The Woodgate Café team

The impressive building, with a stunning mezzanine level, was built and generously donated to us by Thakeham Homes, who built the Woodgate Development, for the peppercorn rent of £1.

On the site there is also The Woodgate Shop that will open later this year, and be run by local residents, with support from the Plunkett Foundation. The store will stock a range of groceries and artisanal goods make by those in and around the local community.

Giles Tomsett, St Catherine’s Chief Executive said,

“We are so excited for St Catherine’s to be a part of this new development at Pease Pottage, so that when our hospice opens later this year it is not hidden away, but a part of everyday life in this busy local community. The Woodgate Hub is a wonderful opportunity for us to interact and play a role within our new neighbourhood and we hope the café quickly becomes a popular venue for friends and families to meet, chat and relax. What’s more, every cup of tea, coffee and cake sold will be raising money for the hospice, right next door.” 

To find out more about the Woodgate Hub or to enquire about booking a room please visit Woodgatehub.org

The Woodgate Café team