The Malthouse Collective in Stroud has reopened with a new café and new opening hours.

The shop has reopened with its collection of antique furniture and vintage collectables, and has also opened Brick and Brew, a café and takeaway within the Malthouse building on the banks of the Painswick stream, complete with a new outdoor seating area opening from July 4.

The new opening hours for the shop and café are 10am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday, and 8.30am to 4pm on Monday, Thursday and Friday.

In-line with the government guidelines there is a one-way shopping system with social distancing measures in place, Perspex screening at the counters and hand sanitisers at the building entrance and exit. As well as coffee and homemade cakes, customers can also try some of the mouth-watering delicacies including breakfast baps served on a brioche roll, beef or veggie burgers with all the trimmings including red onion chutney, berry blast freakshakes and banana and salted caramel ice cream waffles, all using locally sourced ingredients.

“We’ve been working very hard behind the scenes to get back to the new normal, and implementing all recommended measures to ensure the safety of our customers and staff," said Lindsey Butcher, owner of The Malthouse Collective.

“We’ve opened Brick and Brew, our new café and takeaway service within the Malthouse Collective, so our customers can now shop and dine in the same location, and from the July 4, take advantage of our beautifully furnished yard,” she said.