The Fruit Exchange 2016 – participating businesses

Now in its second year, The Fruit Exchange did so well in 2015 that we hope it will be even bigger and better in 2016. If you have any surplus produce, here is the list of participating businesses who might want it. Please contact them and arrange the exchange. If you cannot find a business near you please contact us. We would love to see any photos you can take also, and if possible please let us know after the exchange took place with any feedback or comments. And thank you!

Map showing location of current participating businesses:

Asparagasm, Nailsworth

Please contact: Lauren Lovatt
Phone: 01453 839352
Address: Market Chambers, Market Street, Nailsworth, GL6 0DA

Please phone between 9-11 or 3:30-5 Monday-Saturday.

They would love most fruit but especially:
Any berries (blackcurrant/redcurrants etc)

Beard and Sabre Cider Company, Cirencester

From 12-6pm on Saturday the 1st of October take your apples to this cider producer where they will be pressing apples and giving people cider in exchange!

Phone: 0800 689 3406 / 07496 590637
Address: Unit 2B Norcote Workshops, Cirencester, GL7 5RH

Bisley House, Stroud

Phone: 01453 751328
Address: Middle Street, Stroud, GL5 1DZ

Please phone 4pm-11pm Wednesday-Friday, 11am-11pm Saturday-Sunday.

Some fruit, including pears, but not apples.

Hoggies Bar and Bistro, Dursley

Phone: 01453 810259
Address: Lower Wick, Dursley, GL11 6DD

Please email Jenny at the email address above.

All fruit wanted.

Munchinhampton, Minchinhampton

Phone: 01453 883382
Address: 3 West End, Minchinhampton, GL6 9JA

Please call anytime during opening hours. Leave a message if it goes through to machine:
9am-4pm on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday, 9am-5pm on Saturday also 6pm-10pm Friday.

All fruit wanted.

Star Anise, Stroud

Phone: 01453 840021
Address: 1 Gloucester Street, Stroud, GL5 1QG

Please phone 8am-5pm Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm Saturday.

All produce welcome!

The Fleece Inn, Hillesley

Please contact: Karen or Rob
Phone: 01453 520003
Address: Chapel Lane, Hillesley, GL12 7RD

Closed on Mondays. Also keen to run a community exchange for locals to exchange all manner of produce at the pub.

The Old Lodge, Minchinhampton

Phone: 01453 832047
You can also contact the manager Danny on
Address: Minchinhampton Common, Stroud, GL6 9AQ

Please phone any day 8am-11pm.

Happy to use most fresh produce and especially loved getting quinces last year.

The Weighbridge Inn, Longfords Mill

Phone: 01453 832520
Address: Avening Road, Longfords Mill, Nailsworth, GL6 9AL

Please phone or email after 12pm any day.

All fruit wanted.

Wild Garlic Restaurant, Nailsworth

Phone: 01453 832615
Address: 3 Cossack Square, Nailsworth, GL6 0DB

Open Wednesday-Sunday 10:00am onwards.

All fruit wanted.

Apple Days: Various locations

During October many orchards and community groups hold apple days where people can take their apples, get them pressed, and be given juice in return. Here are a few local apple days in 2016 (in addition to Beard and Sabre’s above where you get cider in return!):

Gloucestershire Orchard Trust various days across the county:

National Trust Apple Days across the UK including Herefordshire, Devon and Dorset:

Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 October at Much Marcle in Herefordshire:

Sunday 9 October at Cogges Manor Farm in Witney, Oxfordshire:

Sunday 16 October at Day’s Cottage in Gloucestershire:

Saturday 22 October at Gloucester Life Museum:

Thursday 27 October at Lawrence Weston Community Farm near Bristol:

Sunday 30 October at the Museum in the Park, Stroud:

Saturday 5 November at Littleton near Thornbury:


If you cannot find a business near you please contact us.

Phone: 07923 244928 Email:

If you can help us promote the Fruit Exchange at all please get in contact. Maybe you could put a poster up, or take one to your local pub or restaurant? Would your school or group be interested in picking apples for someone locally who can’t do it themselves?

Download the PDF of our poster by clicking on this link: feposter2016

FE Poster 2016 v2 for website


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