The Woodman Inn and Three 9 Eight Coffee Barn in Nuthampstead hosted a series of events where people in the community could meet and socialise.

Barley mum Katie Linard has started up an event for mums called Mamas Who Brunch.

The sessions offer an opportunity for all local mums, new mums and mums-to-be to meet others in the area, enjoy a meal together and make friends.

Katie said: The idea came about when I moved to Barley from London over 18 months ago with a one-year-old, being pregnant and not knowing anyone in the area.

Royston Crow: Mamas Who Brunch is hosted at The Woodman InnMamas Who Brunch is hosted at The Woodman Inn (Image: Nutwood Pubs)

"I wanted to create an event in our villages to allow mums to meet each other, as it was a rather daunting experience for me and I imagine there are other mums within our beautiful villages who are in a similar position."

The group's next meeting is from 10am to midday on Friday, June 9, at the Three 9 Eight Coffee Barn.

The coffee barn, which is based at the Woodman, has also registered to be part of the national Chatty Café Scheme, which aims to rebuild personal connections and encourage social interaction.


A volunteer will host a coffee table on the second Monday of each month. Those wanting to attend can either book a place in advance or turn up at 10am to join the table. Dogs are also welcome.

The Woodman Inn has also partnered with Buntingford Town Council to host a Community Lunch Table every two months.

Starting in July, participating guests can join a group lunch table and enjoy a £10 menu, which includes hot drinks and cake.

The event is a chance to talk to people and make new friends, and everyone is welcome.

Those attending can get a lift to The Woodman Inn on the Buntingford Community Area Transport.

To find out more about any of the upcoming events you can contact The Woodman Inn on 01763 848328.

You can learn more about Mamas Who Brunch on their Facebook page, or to learn more about the Chatty Café Scheme or the Community Lunch Table contact Zoe at