We often have events, workshops & talks running in house - check this page or our social media for details.
Come alone or bring a friend, we have no strangers here just new friends and a warm welcome!
If you would like to host a group for the community at The Quench we're always looking for activities for people to join in with. Please get in touch if you would like to book a free slot for your community group. (Your group must be free and open to everyone)
Because we believe nobody should feel lonely, we have joined forces with the local GP surgeries and formed the Chat Cafe.
No agenda, just an opportunity to join in with a conversation, make some new friends and have somewhere to go where you know there will be the opportunity for a good conversation, a chat or just have a laugh!
Every Friday 10.30am to whenever the last ones leave!
Secret Tip - bring a book in case you're the first to arrive!
Join local board gamers for an afternoon of fun and learning new, more unusual or familiar board games with new or current friends. Everyone welcome.
1.30 - 4 Thursdays.
A prompt start is required to ensure enough time to get the games finished!
Join our Abi in our garden (If the weather is fair) or indoor for our gardeners club on the last Saturday of each month. She'll be there to welcome you between 9.30 & 11.30.
Whether it's indoor plants or outdoor gardening and vegetables that are your bag, our gardening club is for you!
Come and chat all things plants, swap or sell your excess produce, seeds, cuttings or splits. Get advice from like minded gardeners and plant lovers and enjoy a couple of hours (Or however long you want to stay) over a cuppa.
27 May / 24 June / 29 July / 26 August / 30 September and beyond...
Bring a friend or come alone - there are no strangers here, just new friends.
Join fellow ex forces personnel and SSAFA members over a breakfast with complimentary tea.
3rd Wednesday of the month
Are you a backgammon player or do you want to learn?
Come and join Alan from New Forest Backgammon Club on Wednesday mornings at 10.30 and he'll help you learn how to play, get a game going with you or another player or help improve your skills while playing.
Completely free, just get a drink and a snack from the counter for while you're playing. (This could be less that £4!)
All abilities welcome from complete beginners to seasoned pros.
Come along and have some fun!
Come and meet Jude and her team from Oakhaven Hospice for an informal chat to see how they can help you have a better quality of life whether living with a diagnosis or not.
Oakhaven wellbeing is not just for patients - it's for the whole community.
Current booked dates:
10am - 12 Noon
We've teamed up with Breast Cancer UK to have a bra bank in store. Bring in your unwanted but still wearable bras and we will pass them on to be used in the developing world to make women who can't afford underwear safer by giving them what they need.
Did you know that in many countries women without the full complement of underwear are targets for sexual crimes and assault?
Any bras that are not still servicable will be broken down into component parts (Underwires, metal hooks, scrap fabric etc...) and recycled to raise funds for Breastcancer UK. Details of the charity and their registered number are on our bra bank box in store.
Currently we are taking in recycling of any oral care products including plastic toothbrushes, toothbrush heads, toothbrush packaging, toothpaste tubes and packaging, floss boxes and packaging. These are sent to Terracycle where they are made into reusable products in exchange for funds for Oakhaven Hospice. Please drop your oral care recycling into the shop.
We are currently raising funds to purchase a catastrophic bleed kit for our town. These bits of kit are proven to be as effective at saving lives as defibrillators so we wanted our town to have one. Once purchased it will be situated in a lock box to be used in conjunction with the emergency services.
We are running a series of £100 fundraisers in store - please get involved and have a go!
Or, if your business would like to make a contribution we will be sure to let everyone know you have helped your community.
Every fundraiser project has a great prize to be won for just one pound a go.
We need to raise a total of £650 + vat - if you or your business would like to make a bigger donation we would be very grateful too!