Participating businesses

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. We have provided information packs for the businesses which includes pre-printed vouchers so if convenient 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:


Asparagasm, Nailsworth

Main contact: Owner, Lauren Lovatt
Phone: 01453 839352
Address: Market Chambers, Market Street, Nailsworth, GL6 0DA
Website: www.asparagasm.com

They are open 10-5 Tuesday-Saturday but please only phone between 9-11 or 3:30-5 when they are less busy.

They would love most fruit but especially:
Any berries (blackcurrant/redcurrants etc)
Apples
Figs
Gooseberries
Grapes
Greengages
Medlars
Pears
Plums
Quinces

Opening Times: Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: Closed


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! 2017 date to be confirmed.


Bisley House, Stroud

Phone: 01453 751328
Address: Middle Street, Stroud, GL5 1DZ
Website: www.bisleyhousecafe.co.uk

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

Want: Some fruit, including pears, but not apples.

Opening Times:
Tuesday to Saturday from 12pm till 11pm; Sunday 12pm till 6pm.


Hoggies Bar and Bistro, Dursley

Phone: 01453 810259
Email: jenny@followthehog.co.uk
Address: Lower Wick, Dursley, GL11 6DD
Website: www.followthehog.co.uk

Preferably, please email Jenny at the email address above.

All fruit wanted.

Opening Times:
Monday-Saturday 10:00 – 14:30 and 18:00 – 23:00; Sunday 10:00 – 23:00.


Munchinhampton, Minchinhampton

Phone: 01453 883382
Address: 3 West End, Minchinhampton, GL6 9JA
Website: www.munchinhampton.co.uk

Please call anytime during opening hours. Leave a message if it goes through to machine.

All fruit wanted.

Opening Times:
9am-4pm on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday; 9am-5pm on Saturday also 6pm-10pm Friday.


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


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 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.


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. Later on in the year we will provide a list of apple days across Gloucestershire.


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

Phone: 07983 998622 Email: fruitexchange@downtoearthstroud.co.uk

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