Participating Businesses

Participating Businesses 2018-06-19T16:59:02+00:00

Below is a list of businesses currently participating in the Fruit Exchange plus a map showing their location. Please contact them using the details provided. If you cannot find a business near you or one which will take your fruit please contact us and we will do our best to help.

Please try to arrange a date and time which you can keep to, and agree what your fruit will be exchanged for in advace. We have provided information packs for the businesses which includes pre-printed vouchers so they have those on hand to give you.

We would love to hear how you get on and to see any photos you can take plus any feedback or comments you have which could help us to improve the Fruit Exchange. And thank you!

Map showing location of current participating businesses:


Beard and Sabre Cider Company, Cirencester

Phone: 0800 689 3406 / 07496 590637
Address: Unit 2B Norcote Workshops, Cirencester, GL7 5RH
Website: www.beardandsabre.co.uk

They especially want late apples, even in October or November. They also run an annual apple day where you can take your apples and receive cider in return!


The Bell Inn, Selsley

Phone: 01453 753 801 and please ask for Mark.
Address: Bell Lane, Selsley, GL5 5JY
Email: info@thebellinselsley.com
Website: www.thebellinnselsley.com

All fruit and veg welcome, please contact first.


Carsha’s, Nailsworth

Please Contact: Nersha and Carol
Phone: 01453 839352
Email: enquiries@carshas.co.uk
Address: Market Street, Nailsworth, GL6 0DA
Website: www.carshas.co.uk

Best times to receive items are 8:30am-midday and 4-5pm Monday-Saturday.

They would especially like lemons, limes, peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, raspberries, apples, courgettes, lettuce, onions.

Please call before bringing so that the owners don’t buy the ingredients that you are planning to bring!

Opening Times: Monday-Saturday 8:30am – 5pm.


Cheltenham Coworking, Cheltenham

Email: tanya@cheltenhamcoworking.com
Phone: 07494 341781
Address: Create on the Square, 70 Edinburgh Place, Cheltenham, GL51 7SE
Website: www.cheltenhamcoworking.com

Want: All fruit. They use it in their cafe and also work with students from the National Star College who use the ingredients to make meals, while simultaneously helping them learn kitchen skills.

Opening hours: Monday 1-4, Tuesday–Friday 10-4, Saturday 10-2


Gloucestershire Orchard Trust, across Gloucestershire

Phone: 01452 855677
Email: info@gloucestershireorchardtrust.org.uk or info@glosorchards.orgk
Website: www.glosorchards.org

Apples wanted to make juice which is then sold.


Jolter Press, Mitcheldean

Phone: Contact Pat on 07803 276209
Email: hello@jolterpress.com
Address: Unit 3/6 The Mews, Brook Street, Mitcheldean, GL17 0SL
Website: www.jolterpress.com

Jolter Press use local apples and pears to make delicious cider and perry. They would especially love to use large quantities and are often on the look out for special varieties.


Star Anise, Stroud

Phone: 01453 840021
Address: 1 Gloucester Street, Stroud, GL5 1QG
Website: www.staraniseartscafe.com

Please phone during opening times, avoid lunchtime if possible!

All produce welcome!

Opening Times:
Monday-Friday : 8:00-17:00
Saturday : 8:30-17:00


Stroudco Food Hub, Stroud

You can register as a supplier with Stroudco. You first need to register on the Open Food Network and then contact Oliver the Stroudco manager to ask him to put your fruit up on the Stroudco shopfront.

Register: www.openfoodnetwork.org.uk/register
Email: manager@stroudco.org.uk
Main website: www.stroudco.org.uk
Phone: 01453 840037


The Fleece Inn, Hillesley

Main contacts: Karen or Rob
Phone: 01453 520003
Email: fleecepub@gmail.com
Address: Chapel Lane, Hillesley, GL12 7RD
Website: www.thefleeceinnhillesley.com

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

Opening Times:
Closed on Monday
Tuesday 16.30–22:00
Wednesday & Thursday 12.00–23.00
Friday & Saturday 12.00–23.30
Sunday 12:00–22.00


The Old Lodge, Minchinhampton

Phone: 01453 832047
You can also contact the manager Danny on djwood1@hotmail.co.uk
Address: Minchinhampton Common, Stroud, GL6 9AQ
Website: www.food-club.com/pubs/the-old-lodge

Please phone any day 8am-11pm.

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

Opening Times:
8:00 to 23:00 every day.


The Royal Oak, Tetbury
Phone: 01666 500 021
Email: stay@theroyaloaktetbury.co.uk
Address: 1 Cirencester Road, Tetbury, GL8 8EY
Website: www.theroyaloaktetbury.co.uk

All fruit and veg welcome, please contact first.


The Weighbridge Inn, Longfords Mill

Phone: 01453 832520
Email: weighbridge123@yahoo.co.uk
Address: Avening Road, Longfords Mill, Nailsworth, GL6 9AL
Website: www.weighbridgeinn.co.uk

Please phone or email after 12pm any day.

All fruit wanted.

Opening times:
Monday to Saturday: 12pm to 11pm
Sunday: 12pm to 10:30pm


Wild Garlic Restaurant, Nailsworth

Phone: 01453 832615
Address: 3 Cossack Square, Nailsworth, GL6 0DB
Website: www.wild-garlic.co.uk

All fruit wanted.

Opening Times:
Closed Monday and Tuesday.
Open Wednesday-Sunday 10:00am onwards.


Yumma Food, Gloucester

Phone: 07983 606232 or 01453 488075 or 01452 372999
Email: info@yummafood.co.uk
Address: Barnwood, Gloucester and also Stroud
Website: www.yummafood.co.uk

Looking for unwanted apples to make salted caramel apple crumble using deaf employees to make them. And sell them to shops.


Apple Days: Various locations

During September and October many orchards and community groups hold apple days where people can take their apples, get them pressed, and be given juice in return. If you would like your apple day added to our list please get in contact.

Day’s Cottage Apple Day

Website: www.dayscottage.co.uk

Museum in the Park’s Apple Day

Website: www.museuminthepark.org.uk

Stroud Valleys Project Apple Day

Website: www.stroudvalleysproject.org

Painswick Orchard Group’s ‘Painswick Feast’

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/painswickorchardgroup/
Email: info@painswickfeast.org
Website: www.painswickfeast.org


If you cannot find a business near you, or one which will take your fruit, please contact us.

Email: fruitexchange@downtoearthstroud.co.uk

If you can help us promote the Fruit Exchange at all please get inThe Fruit Exchange Poster 2018 for download 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: The Fruit Exchange 2018 poster.