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  Just enjoyed our first top quality takeaway of souvlaki chicken & home made bobotie. Excellent service, generous portions. Highly recommended. Looking forward to Bunny Chow on Saturday.

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    15 July 2020
  • star rating  Paid our first visit to The Hide after a nice afternoon walk. We were warmly greeted by Kelly who looked after us and ran us through the menu of the... read more

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    31 August 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

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    16 August 2021
  • star rating  Perfect end to a lovely walk.... - Following a lovely walk in Tewkesbury, we happened upon the Hide. What a lovely find! Very busy but well worth the wait - excellent coffee and lemon and ginger cake... read more

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    23 October 2022
  • star rating  Canes across this cafe when visiting Tewkesbury. It is excellent. Lovely real coffee, great food and a menu with a difference. Can well recommend. Just up from the abbey.

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    22 August 2021
  • 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

    avatar thumb Emma S
    18 November 2019
  • star rating  Lovely place to pop in and recharge your batteries with a coffee and bit of cake. I had a cappuccino and the wife had a tea. Both really lovely.

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    19 October 2019
  • 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

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    27 October 2021
  • star rating  The Cafe was full of the most delicious smell when I collected our takeaway last Saturday evening! We had spicy short ribs and lemon curd sponge pudding with whiskey custard.... read more

    avatar thumb sheila g
    26 February 2021
  • star rating  Had a lovely meal and a hot drink whilst being in town. Best latte ever, very friendly staff and owners. Can't wait to go back and try the interesting menu.

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    21 February 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
  • Mon10.00am - 3ish
    Tues & WedCLOSED
    Thurs & Frid10.00am - 3ish



    10.00am - 4ish

    10.30am - 3ish