A little tranquil gem on the eastern side of Bath; Alice Park is a wonderful place for whole families to enjoy. We are situated on the corner of the Gloucester Road and the A4, opposite the Bath Rugby Ladies training ground.
Set in eight acres of beautiful land, Alice Park offers a family friendly playpark, community garden, wildlife pond and quiet sanctuary, boules piste, a skate park and limited free parking.
We are the perfect spot to stop off on a long trip to Bath, or as a destination location in our own right. Well behaved dogs (and children) are welcome off lead, and there is the award-winning fully licenced cafe.
Although the park is always open, the café opens around 9am and closes around 5pm with slight variations through the seasons. However, we are proud to say we are open every single day; if you can make it here, then so can we. There is no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing! The cafe features some internal seating, however there is plenty of covered seating next to the cafe and under our new oak beam structure, together with a raised platform 'VIP' section too - which can even be pre-booked to secure your prime space.
The park often plays host to both football and rugby coaching; there are several various fitness clubs, the local boules team are always looking for talent and the recently refurbed tennis courts are available to book online - so something for everyone.
During summer, the cafe stays open late on Friday nights and features our hand-made pizzas; so it's the perfect spot to enjoy those lazy warm evenings. Kids can burn off endless energy, and you can relax with a truly delicious pizza and a cold beer. And if you fancy staying in, you can get the pizza delivered to you through our delivery partners Uber, Deliveroo and Just Eat.
Most weekends, we do like to provide some musical entertainment, which will usually feature some top soul DJ's playing vinyl - a visual and audio treat! We are known as the Cafe With Soul, and we like to educate everyone who comes along to some slices of rarer soulful music designed to make you stay awhile longer.
We host many family friendly, community based events throughout the year, and have very active social media channels - #aliceparkcafe, so make sure you follow us to find out exactly what is going on and when. Even better, we would be delighted to welcome you here, so come and visit and find out what makes Alice Park the 'hidden gem'.
Hello and welcome to Alice Park, & of course the Alice Park Cafe.
Back in 2007, I was wandering around this stunning park with my dogs, and often thought 'wouldn't it be great if that tea chalet was open?'. Having spent the last lifetime in advertising and marketing, youthful me was in catering and I also have been DJing soul music on vinyl since 1973 - so I decided to do something about it – and create somewhere I would want to go, with or without kids or dogs, a great vibe and of course plenty of soul music!
Many moons later, we are still looking to constantly improve but, although I say so myself, the place looks pretty tasty – we have the lounge section, the new oak structure undercover section, and a special raised VIP section, so there will always be somewhere undercover to sit! We have worked really hard to develop a great community vibe, and try our best to make the park a community hub & perfect family destination; somewhere even Dad can enjoy himself.
We are a friendly business with great ties to our local community and a reputation for excellent customer service. Our aim is to provide quality food, drink and entertainment to those who visit the park - so it's stuff for kids, and stuff for adults too.
The cafe has won numerous awards over the years, from Plastic Free Champions to Bath in Bloom competitions and we are working tirelessly to improve this special place, ‘The Café With Soul’.
We have a full & comprehensive menu, from our very popular Classic Alice Full English Breakfast, lunches including panninis, sandwiches and burgers, and even our own brand of school compliant meals for kids - LittleScoffs. If you get a moment, check out the website www.littlescoffs.co.uk. All 11 meals in the range are vegetarian, School Compliant and HAF Complaint, and we serve many care homes and schools with reasonable volumes – even in emergencies; so if your chef is off, give us a call. Our influential FLOG food philosophy (Fairtrade, Local, Organic and Good For You) means that you can enjoy high quality food that won't send the kids crazy with E numbers!
We are open every day from 9am, seven days a week, and close between 4.30 in the winter and 5pm in the summer, so, whether you're after an early morning full English Breakfast or a relaxing afternoon Prosecco (yes, we are fully licenced) Alice Park Cafe can provide what you're looking for. And when Friday arrives, why not stay later? The café is open til 9pm (last food orders 8pm) and features our hand-made perfect pizzas alongside all our regular favourites.
We host lots of events & social gatherings, to make sure you stay up to date with upcoming events follow us on all social platforms. Links at the bottom of the page.
And if you want us all to yourself, why not hire us? We are available for private hire, birthday parties and weddings, and we have packages to suit every budget from gazebo hire to a full café takeover! So if you are planning something special, especially if you have multiple generations to provide for, be sure to pop into the cafe and say hello and plan the perfect party.
Finally, if you can't make it here, but love what we do, then book Alice Moves - it's the Alice Park Cafe Coffee, Ice Creams and Music all in our very smart Vito Van! Perfect for private functions, festivals, school events, car meets, fundraising activities etc if I can drive there, we can be there! Again, get in touch through the cafe or visit the dedicated website, www.alicemoves.co.uk.
See you in the park!
“Beautiful day at Alice Park and I treated myself to an Icecream. Excellent service with happy staff and plenty of choices. This is well loved Park with recently refurbished tennis courts you can book online. It also has a fantastic Skate Park with plenty of grassed grounds for kids to play. Off-street car park for 15/18 cars with plenty of street parking. This is a dog-friendly place, with clean fee-paying toilets.”