Booking a Visit

If your village or community would like a visit from us, simply get in touch by clicking the button below.

Visit slots are Monday to Friday, 10 am – 12 noon or 2 pm – 4 pm.

For outdoor visits, all we need is permission to park and space to set out tables and chairs, with easy access for everyone. For indoor visits, get in touch with us so we can discuss ways to manage the visit with you. We’ll provide the free refreshments, plenty of cheer, and access to a raft of information.

We will supply you with publicity material for you to share in your village, both digital and printed. Just spread the word so everyone knows we are coming and we will do the rest. Our visits are free but we welcome donations.

What happens on a visit

On a standard visit, we will park up, set out tables and chairs and get the kettle on!

We provide free refreshments and always a warm and friendly welcome!

Our team and our volunteers love a good chat, so don’t worry about coming on your own, there’s always someone to talk to.

We have access to a raft of information on local and national agencies, organisations, activities and support services. If there’s something on your mind then chat with us. If you’ve questions about what’s available locally for you, we’ll help you find the answers.

Chat with our community engagement team about us making repeat visits if your community would like them. Some villages host us monthly, and others just 2 or 3 times a year.

If you would like to know more please do get in touch. You can call us on 01379 855338 or email us by clicking on the button below.

UPDATE 19th JULY 2021

We want all of our visitors to feel safe and comfortable so:

  • We will continue with our cleaning and sanitising regime.
  • Hand sanitiser will continue to be available and its use encouraged.
  • We will have a track and trace system, its use will be optional but encouraged.
  • Visitors are welcome to bring their own mug if they wish.
  • If we are operating inside, our staff and volunteers will wear masks and doors and windows will be kept open.
GET IN TOUCH

Check to see if we’re already visiting a village near you, via our Visits & Events calendar.

On behalf of the Rattlesden Good Neighbours Scheme I would like to thank the Coffee Caravan and its helpers for visiting Rattlesden.

We feel that the Rural Coffee Caravan is essential as it encourages rural villages, like ours,to do the things they have always done but that somehow were forgotten. It is so good that they are reminding us what “community” is about.

We look forward to further visits.

Jennifer Moore , Secretary - Rattesden Good Neighbours Scheme
I would like to thank you for your valuable advice about the possibilities available from MSDC for various aspects of funding for our Village Hall project.

As you know our new building is now finished and will be officially opened on July 7th.

Sue, Drinkstone Village Hall
The Coffee Caravan has been visiting Redlingfield for two years now and from a population of not much more than 100 we get a turn-out of 20-plus for their visits.

I would urge any village – large or small – to consider the benefits of their visits. If they stopped, many villagers would miss the regular meetings with the exceptionally friendly and well informed staff and volunteers.

Mike Ager, Clerk - Redlingfield Parish Meeting
Dave, Roger, Harold & myself attended Shotley, Brandon & Red Lodge with our Meccano, Hornby displays last year.

We had a very enjoyable time at each visit with lots of interest on our respective displays. The organisers went out of their way to ensure our attendance went without a hitch, food & drink was well presented and all attendees where very friendly and helpful.

Hope we can help you all again sometime this year.

Ron Frith
Thank you for a lovely morning and the lift home. I really enjoyed meeting everyone. Please could you pass my thanks also to the gentleman who made me such a lovely cup of tea, I’m afraid I’ve forgotten his name though.

After I’ve finished this e-mail I’ll be searching Amazon for the cookbook you were telling me about.

Gillian
Rural Coffee Caravan has given Ashbocking residents a friendly, confidential, impartial source of information for a variety of services and organisations, as well as a good reason to meet and share ideas together, with easy activities, coffee and cake!

Perfect!

Anna, Ashbocking
Thank you so much for your regular visits to our Village Lunch mornings in Stansfield village. Our village lunch attracts people from several of the surrounding villages, as well as residents of Stansfield.

We are most grateful for this useful resource, and its always a pleasure to have you join us, Garry.

Long may the Rural Coffee Caravan continue to enhance our life in this area of Suffolk.

Sally Carter, Organiser - Stansfield Village Lunch
We attended the Coffee Caravan event in Brandon last year, we were very pleased to be invited to such an informative and interesting day!

It was packed full of stands with information and help for the local community. We certainly made some new contacts. We hope to do it again later this year.

The coffee was good too !!!!

Jenny Pease, Scheme Manager, Heathcote House, Brandon