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.


tc llThe 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.

What do our customers think?

  • star rating  My second visit to The Hide and once again a fantastic experience all round. From delicious meals to amazing service, I couldn’t fault a thing. I visited with family and... read more

    avatar thumb ParkerMoss
    18 January 2020
  • star rating  Popped in for meal yesterday, staff cleared table to include us. Both had the babote....I'd like a little more sweetness and found the portion size a bit overwhelming for lunch.... read more

    avatar thumb Maryke T
    25 August 2020
  • star rating  What a find! This cafe/restaurant is really special.
    The menu was interesting., lovely to find something different! Food was good quality, prepared with care, beautifully presented and soo delicious. Staff... read more

    avatar thumb Alan B
    16 June 2021
  • star rating  They know how to make a PROPER flat white (and this is coming from a Melbournian). The owner really knows her coffee and they source beans from a local roaster.... read more

    avatar thumb 847leer
    3 May 2021
  • star rating  Went for a light lunch after visiting the abbey. We felt welcomed, service was quick and the food and drink was lovely.

    avatar thumb domt44
    15 August 2020
  • star rating  Best coffee and food excellent. A bit more expensive than the chains but well worth it for the quality.

    avatar thumb SARE31
    24 May 2021
  • star rating  Amazing food and very friendly staff top marks! The shatsuka is incredible and don't miss the South African sausage either!

    avatar thumb Barney W
    9 November 2019
  • star rating  Try this lovely little cafe serving freshly baked cakes, food and beverages. Home cooking at its best. If your in Tewkesbury you really ought to take a look.

    avatar thumb paulchair
    1 November 2019
  • 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

    avatar thumb nevraw
    15 December 2019
  • 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!

    avatar thumb thedoctorandmaster
    8 September 2020

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
  • Mon 10.00am - 4ish
    Tues CLOSED
    Wed to Frid 10.00am - 4ish
    10.00am - 5ish
    10.30am - 3ish