Invitation for Cafe Proposals

The Assembly Rooms of Glastonbury Ltd.

There have been some big changes at The Assembly Rooms. The refurbishment of the kitchen and cafe is well underway and we are now inviting proposals from people who would like to manage the cafe during daytime hours. The refurbishment will be complete towards the end of March and we aim to have an agreement set in place for the start of April.

All proposals must be submitted by 19th March 2018 to Assembly Rooms of Glastonbury, High Street, BA6 9DU or by email

What we are looking for

• A self-employed business that can work as part of a team
• Warm and welcoming
• Vegetarian food only
• Design and maintain your own menu
• Serving teas, coffees and simple refreshments
• Barista training available
• Providing basic refreshments to staff on duty
• Community friendly price structure
• Prepared to attend monthly management meetings
• Uphold Assembly Rooms Health and Safety Policy
• Comply with Food Hygiene standards
• Hours of operation within our daytime opening hours of 9am-5pm

What we are offering

Day to day use of the public cafe area and basic kitchen. This includes seating, tables and sofas, free wi-fi connection. The kitchen contains steel work-surfaces, a sink unit, wash hand basin, cooker, fridge, two font espresso machine and cups, coffee mill, water urn.

The space is shared with the bar that is open for evening events and private functions.
On occasion the building is booked for a private function and the cafe may not be open to the public at these times. There may be an opportunity to cater for specific events.

Please include in your proposal

Personal C.V.
Business Plan and forecast
Proposed Menu
Sickness provision
Exit Plan

For further enquiries or financial details
please email or call Max Goodwin 07737 865123


Welcome to the Assembly Rooms.

This unique venue in the heart of historic Glastonbury town boasts a Victorian acoustic Main Hall, built to Golden Mean proportions, two workshop spaces and an internet cafe with fully licensed bar.
This Community Arts Centre has a rich history that has included productions by the great British composer Rutland Boughton and being home to the first Glastonbury Rural Arts Festival which featured such luminaries as George Bernard Shaw, Alice Buxton, Thomas Hardy and T.E. Lawrence.
Home to Ynys Witrin Annual Bardic Contest, Megalithomania, The Goddess Conference and other events. The Assembly Rooms are an ideal place for your gigs, plays, dances, drumming classes, bazaars, talks, bands, wedding receptions and more …

Users Survey

The Assembly Rooms is a vibrant community space and social hub hosting popular bands, workshops, theatre and community events. We’d like to find out what your vision is for the building, so we can improve it in ways which will make it more attractive to you as a venue, we’re interested in your opinions and suggestions, and they may help us raise funding to improve the building that directly benefit the community. If you’d like to help please complete this simple survey.