Brand new coffee shop opens at equestrian centre in Nuneaton

A new coffee shop/restaurant has been opened at a venue that has served the people of Nuneaton and the surrounding towns for decades.

The Nuneaton and North Warwickshire Equestrian Centre in Galley Common is best known for its purpose-built disabled riding facility which has offered thousands of people riding therapy, learning and training opportunities.

But now the Valley Road venue has another attraction that is seeing people arrive through its gates.

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The Ranch by Carlicious opened on Thursday, September 2 serving hot and cold drinks as well as breakfasts, light bites, lunches and main meals.

It is the latest development for Hartshill-based company Carlicious Catering and Events, which is run by Carlton Watson.

« We’ve been looking for a venue for some time to set something up permanently to go alongside our events, » he said. « When this opportunity came up, it just felt like the perfect fit.

« It’s a really nice location that sits inside the equestrian centre so people get to see the horses. We’ve fully kitted out the kitchen and restaurant so we can go in many directions with the project. We’ve assembled a fantastic team too.

« For now we’re focusing on excellent quality coffee and our hot and cold food. I’ve brought over some of the Carlicious Specials which have proven really popular over the last couple of years which I hope people will love! »

Galley Common is a fast-growing village in the west of Nuneaton with multiple new housing projects under construction, including on the former Plough Hill Golf Club site.

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There’s already some established eateries within the village at the Full of Beans Cafe in Hickman Road and The Plough Inn on Plough Hill Road, but Mr Watson is confident The Ranch will be a success.

« During periods of lockdown we went from doing deliveries to hosting street kitchen pop-ups at Charity Farm in Hartshill, » he said.

« Some of those events we had huge queues of people arriving and we’ve built a strong group of return customers, who I hope will follow us to this new venture. »

The Ranch has many different breakfast options ranging from ‘The Ranch Breakfast’ priced at £4.95 to ‘The Ultimate Ranch Breakfast’ which costs £7.25. The ‘Light Bites’ has multiple filling options for toasties, paninis, baguettes, sandwiches and wraps.



Outdoor tables are in close quarters to the horse stables and exercise areas

There’s daily salads, jacket potatoes and afternoon teas and a children’s menu available along with main lunches, which include a fish finger sandwich (£5.50).

The Carlicious Specials, which are all £7.50, include a cheese bacon burger, piri piri chicken taco and a classic large hot dog.

On Sundays, there are three different roast dinner sizes, with costs ranging from £4.99 to £8.99, as well as an all-day breakfast option for £5.95.

The venue is closed on Mondays, but open from 8am until 2pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and from 8am until 4pm from Thursday to Sunday.

For more information on The Ranch by Carlicious, visit its Facebook page.

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