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  Our first visit, just for coffees today- great coffee, lovely staff we will definitely be back to try the interesting menu

    avatar thumb suek298
    2 February 2020
  • star rating  Ordered a couple of light bites and a hot drink each. I opted for avocado on ciabatta. It was delicious. They knocked some money off as it came with bacon... read more

    avatar thumb bluelizard
    7 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  We popped in for lunch on the first day of eat-out-to-help out so had a great bargain as well as a thoroughly delicious meal. Very generous portions, I had the... read more

    avatar thumb MelissaN12345
    11 August 2020
  • star rating  Have visited several times and decided to give feedback based on my many visits. Always greeted with a friendly smile and hello. The ladies in the kitchen often come out... read more

    avatar thumb 5CardMajor
    27 October 2021
  • star rating  Highly recommend! Lovely coffee and food always great - both breakfast and the regular menu. Staff are welcoming and always make a fuss when we visit with the dog, which... read more

    avatar thumb Jack K
    21 August 2021
  • star rating  We had booked the restaurant for earlier in the year just as this coronavirus hit, so instead, a few weeks back the lovely people at the Hide did a Sunday... read more

    avatar thumb DaveEvans45nSingle
    2 July 2020
  • star rating  Superb food - had the incredibly tasty and beautifully presented bobotie and I would heartily recommend it! Staff extremely pleasant and efficient. Toilet spotlessly clean. This place is an absolute... read more

    avatar thumb Curiosity52778619054
    16 August 2021
  • 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.
    ... read more

    avatar thumb Phthagan
    16 November 2019
  • star rating  My boyfriend was very excited to find out there was a South African cafe next to where we were staying. There are plenty of places we can get snacks and... read more

    avatar thumb Charly_murg
    5 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