Business is looking up at The March Hare tearooms on Gloucester’s Oxebode.

The independent café, next to the newly developed Kings Square, stayed open throughout lockdown for takeaway and delivery services. This friendly and customer first ethos has resulted in loyal customers returning to the popular café.

Manager Luke Barnes welcomes both loyal customers and newcomers into the café for dine-in or takeaway, including light breakfasts, coffee and cakes, picnic bags, lunches, cream teas and afternoon teas.

He said, ‘We are at a point right now where we’re doing really well and only see it getting better. We delivered to some of our loyal customers during lockdown, and it’s lovely to see them coming back into Gloucester and visiting us again.’

The March Hare offers a home or workplace delivery service, including small buffets.  They have a large range of gluten free and can cater for most other dietary requirements. The emphasis is placed on generous portion size and quality handmade food. The delicious coffee is supplied by Ethical Addictions, a local, independent coffee roaster.

Along with catering for loyal customers, The March Hare is looking forward to adapting for new customers as the area of Kings Square continues to be developed with the Gloucestershire University City Campus due to open in 2024.

Luke said, ‘It’s a very positive future and it’s great to see this area being developed. You’ve always got to adapt to fit the audience, so we will continue to develop as a business in order to ensure that we meet the expectations of our long term customers as well as new people who discover us.’

Along with ongoing offers for all customers at The March Hare, there are now 152 people registered for the café’s City Centre Trader/NHS Discount Card, whereby members receive 33% off takeaway coffees, or a 15% discount on all other food and drink purchases including dine-in and takeaway.

Find The March Hare at 16 The Oxebode, Gloucester.