Community Cafe

Welcome to The Well! A pay as you feel community cafe in the heart of Willesborough, currently open each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning from 9am til 12noon.

Our cafe, renovated at the beginning of 2021, is a light, airy, space with plenty of table space, plus a bar with plenty of electricity hookups for laptop working! We serve coffee roasted by local roasters &Bloss, and, of course - the best hot chocolate in town!

"A cafe with great coffee and a great heart!"

Tue, Thu & Sat | 9am to 12noon

"The best hot chocolate in town"

Tue, Thu & Sat | 9am to 12noon

"It's one of my favourite places to go!"

Tue, Thu & Sat | 9am to 12noon

About The Well

Our Story

‘The Well’ started as a pop-up café in our church carpark after Covid restrictions began to lift In July 2020. We wanted to offer a friendly and welcoming space for our community to come together again all the while enjoying a great cup of coffee and slice of cake. We made the decision to operate as a ‘pay as you feel’ café to be accessible to everyone and within the first 6 weeks of opening we had nearly 1,000 people come from our local community.

Due to its success, we converted the side hall of our current church building into a wonderful light and airy space that is now home to our community Café every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. We continue to serve great coffee that is roasted locally in Kingsnorth and is responsibly and ethically sourced and all our cakes are baked by a local business in Ashford. 
We have also partnered with several schools and organisations who regularly send pupils to volunteer in the café to learn new skills in customer service and also to train on our barista machine. When our community café is not open, the space is then used to run community and church focused events. We have recently launched a Community Fridge and we also partner with FareShare to give away Food Boxes to those in need in our local community - both operating out of The Well.

Our Partners

We'd like to thank our partners for their support:
- Ashford Borough Council
- The Frank Brake Community Fund
- Kent Community Foundation
- AllChurches Trust Limited

Meet Elena

The Well Manager

I have been a regular visitor to The Well since it opened in July 2020. Now as the manager, it is my absolute pleasure to welcome both my volunteers and our guests through the doors of this warm and inviting Community Cafe.
As well as my 24 years experience in a retail/customer facing environment, I have a real passion and heart for loving people, praising The Lord and serving my community. I have lived in Willesborough for over 7 years and I'm a Mama to two girls.

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Taste and see! From the best hot chocolate in town to amazing cakes, see what's available at The Well

Events at The Well

The Well is a Community Hub! Check out the weekly events happening at The Well

Welcome to Church!

We’d love to welcome you along to join us on a Sunday morning or for events during the week

Opening Times

The Well Community Cafe: Tue, Thu & Sat | 9am-12noon
Renew Wellbeing: Tue 2-4pm