Great coffee for the great outdoors

 

We currently have 8 cafés around the country, a 2016 rebrand to the trading name of Grounds Cafés finally linked all the sites together.

HICKS LODGE OPENING HOURS

Summer Hours (February half term to October half term)
Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday Late Opening: 9:00am – 9:00pm
Sat – Sun: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Winter Hours (End October half term to February Half term)
Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Thursday Late Opening: 9:00am – 9:00pm
Sat – Sun: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Contact Manager – Patrick
patrick@groundscafe.uk
National Cycle Centre, Willesley Woodside, Moira, Swadlincote, LE65 2UP
Tel: 01530 274533

Out and about Hicks Lodge

Grounds Café Hicks Lodge, serving our signature coffee, delicious homemade cakes, soups and stews,  looks out over the beautiful surrounding forests and lake of The National Forest.  This former coal mining site has been totally transformed with new woodland planting.  A mix of trails provide walking, running and mountain biking routes, which weave their way around through this stunning area.

The visitor centre, managed by Forestry England, is also home to our Grounds Cycle Centre, providing bike hire for the adventurous individual to families, tots and learner riders.  The Cycle Centre provide servicing  and sales too, providing for all your cycling needs. So our café is simply a perfect start and finish for all your adventurous activities.

Four-legged visitors are welcome too – we have homemade dog ice cream and biscuits, so a perfect destination for all!