The Woodgate Café and Community Hub turns one!

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The Woodgate Café and Community Hub has been open for an entire year – and what a wonderful year it has been. 

Situated next to our hospice in Pease Pottage, the Woodgate Hub is a vibrant, friendly space that serves delicious homemade food and refreshing drinks seven days a week. It also boasts a large community room – which can be divided into two smaller spaces – that the public can hire out for their meetings and events.  

The Woodgate Hub helps fund the care we provide to local families facing death and loss. 

Since June 2023, our loyal customers have drunk more than 17,000 coffees at the Hub, and they’ve got a clear favourite coffee with 6,500 of these drinks being lattes. They’ve also bought more than 5,000 cups of tea and 2,800 mochas and hot chocolates. 

As well as indulging in our popular range of hot drinks, customers have enjoyed the delicious light bites and snacks we have on offer too, and in the past year they have enjoyed more than 4,800 paninis.  

We’ve become renowned for our homemade sweet and savoury treats, and our Pastry Chef has certainly been kept busy because our visitors have demolished a staggering 16,800 cakes, pastries, and scones since we opened. 

Petra Kimber, Pastry Chef, said: 

“It’s a real pleasure to share my special bakes with our community. I really enjoy coming up with new and exciting creations for everyone to try – including gluten and dairy free options –as well as making fun themed cakes for different festivals and occasions. It makes me incredibly proud knowing that we’re raising vital funds for the hospice.” 

Emma Law, Café and Community Hub Manager, said: 

“We absolutely love being part of the community and are incredibly grateful for the warm welcome we have received from our neighbours since we opened. The Hub has become a busy, bustling place and it’s been wonderful to welcome visitors to our café and see lots of community groups, clubs, and parties using our meeting rooms. We look forward to seeing where next year takes us and can’t wait to welcome even more new faces through our doors.” 

A massive thank you to everyone who has visited us during our first year. The Woodgate Hub is open Monday to Sunday, 9am to 4pm. To find out more visit our website, and to keep up to date with the latest offers and events follow us on Facebook (Woodgate Hub) and Instagram (@woodgatecommunityhub).