The Hide Coffee and Tea House

Welcome; Welkom; Marhaba

We are Liz and Chloe, your hosts at The Hide. We hail from Southern Africa; one from South Africa and the other Zimbabwe.

After spending 17 years in the Middle East we took the plunge in 2017 and moved to Tewkesbury where Chloe’s family have lived for the past 25 years.

We were both in the corporate world - Liz first in the military and then management training whilst Chloe has a background in hospitality. One day our passion for good food, shared with good company, spoke to us so loudly and egged us on to DO IT!

When this building became available we knew it was the perfect fit for us, and The Hide was born.

As of the 15th July 2020, we are delighted to announce that we are open again for sit in and take-aways. We have put into place every precaution following current government guidelines to keep our wonderful customers and team safe during this time.

Please continue to stay safe and we can’t wait to see you again!

Chloe, Liz and Team.


The Hide Interior

Our menu

We don't have a fixed menu - our dishes change whenever we want to hero a seasonal ingredient or when we are inspired by our Southern African heritage. Sometimes we want to recreate flavours we have sampled on our travels through the world.

No matter what is on the menu we remain committed to sourcing local goods and produce whenever and wherever we can, and we use these at every opportunity.   

Please let us know if you have any allergies or dietary requirements although due to the busy nature of our kitchen, we cannot guarantee the absence of nuts or other allergens.

Lets talk Coffee and Tea!

Our Coffee is locally sourced from Stow on the Wold  from the smallest commercial roastery in England called STOW TOWN COFFEE.  The coffee is ethically sourced and roasted frequently to ensure it's always at its peak flavour. And we know how to get the best flavour out of the beans, whether you choose an espresso, a flat white or a cappuccino.

Our Teas are ethically sourced - whole leaf and packed into compostable bags - from a UK company who is equally passionate about good quality teas, and being environmentally friendly.

Lastly let's not forget about ROOIBOS tea! This "red bush" tea comes from the leaf of an indigenous fynbos (fine bush) plant grown only in the Cape region of South Africa, and has been drunk as a tea for hundreds of years. Naturally caffeine free this beverage also contains fantastic antioxidants and is is also thought to assist in balancing blood sugar.

Join us for The Hide High or Afternoon Tea!

Thursdays and Fridays from 12:30pm.
Last bookings for 2:30pm.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL as everything is freshly made at The Hide to order.

Afternoon Tea


  • Sandwiches, cakes & sweet treats
  • Plain & fruit scone with clotted cream and jam
  • Speciality tea or coffee of your choice
  • Add Prosecco for an extra £3.00

High Tea


  • A starter of delicious hot soup
  • Sandwiches, cakes & sweet treats
  • Plain scone and fruit scone with clotted cream and jam
  • Speciality tea or Coffee of your choice
  • Add Prosecco for an extra £3.00

What do our customers think?

  • star rating  We dropped by for late breakfast as a group of 5 adults with two dogs. We had a wide range of tastes and dietary requirements- we all liked it so... read more

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  • star rating  The staff were amazing and extremely helpful, ensuring our birthday group were well taken care of, including a special dessert for the birthday girl.
    Really yummy food and happy tummies... read more

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  • star rating  I am very proud to have found this wonderful place while visiting Tewkesbury, whilst my son in law, who is South African and lives in Tewkesbury, didn't know it existed!... read more

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  • star rating  Totally unexpected pleasure to stumble across this tea room/restaurant - staff were good fun, the hot cheese scone was the best we have ever tasted!

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  • star rating  Popped in for a light lunch. Friendly service, interesting menu and good food at a reasonable price.
    The boboti was as good as any I’ve eaten in SA.
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  • star rating  Our first visit, just for coffees today- great coffee, lovely staff we will definitely be back to try the interesting menu

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  • star rating  Stopped for lunch on our way home from a weekend break. Had their excellent bobotie, which we both thoroughly recommend. Followed it with cake and coffee - also great. Wish... read more

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  • star rating  Decided to have a Friday treat so decided on a Souvlakia dish from The Hide. OMW, amazing! Succulent chicken bursting with taste.
    Greek salad and flat bread was a perfect... read more

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  • star rating  We called in for tea and cake after a walk and it was lovely. The ladies behind the counter were friendly to everyone and keen to make people feel safe... read more

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  • star rating  I visited the Hide Coffee and Tea House with my daughter and we were so impressed. The food, coffee, service and atmosphere was amazing. My daughter had the rooibos latte... read more

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Now open for sit in and take aways

  • 89 Church Street, Cnr St Marys Lane & Church St
    Tewkesbury, GL20 5RX

  • Dogs welcome
  • Licensed for beer, wine and craft gin
    Wed to Sat

    Oct - March   10am to 4pm

    April - Sep      10am to 6pm


    Oct - March   10am to 3pm

    April - Sep     10am to 5pm