Pips Cafe is a place where everyone can truly relax, catch up with friends, get on with some work using free Wi-Fi, or enjoy the separate soft play area and have fun.
Adapting the business to survive, we are now a permanent cafe with the soft play area separately gated and self contained. We have a dog friendly seating area within the cafe which can be booked, or just turn up - there is ample free parking outside and easy access to walks in Dean Wood - a great place to meet friends for a well deserved treat after a dog walk - treats and water are of course available for your furry friends.
We have always maintained high standards of cleanliness and unapologetically proud of our 5 star food hygiene rating. We have introduced Covid safe measures and practices to make your visit as safe as we possibly can, whether you are using the soft play or just enjoying lunch in the cafe with your family pooch.
We are continuing to provide a range of activities through our partnershipswith Les Petit Pois French, Jo Jingles, Mini Professors, Kidslingo Spanish and Jiggy Wrigglers. All the classes are currently taking place in the main play area to facilitate social distancing so whilst they are going on, the cafe will be open but there will be no soft play sessions.
In November 2019 I took the decision to close on Sundays - purely and simply it guaranteed me one day off where I could commit to a trip out, watch my son play rugby, or take my duaghter shopping without worry that I would have to let them down at the last minute to cover at Pips. I really can't thank my regular customers enough for their understanding. Whilst we have taken a huge financial hit during 2020, now we have finally been able to reopen I am going to try to stay closed on Sundays if I possibly can.