The Blackshed was built back in 1910 by the Birmingham navigation company for a local flour mill to store grain coming in from Sharpness docks. The mill paid £250 to have it built and paid £12 a year ground rent after it's completion.
In November 1915 the war office requisitioned The Blackshed, it's land and the surrounding area. The Blackshed and the adjoining wharf were reinforced in order to store equipment.
The Shed was used by the government until 1917 when it was handed back to the flour mill owners and used for its original purpose for many years until it was no longer needed.
In the mid 60's The Blackshed was brought back to life and has since been used for a variety of ventures, including a camping and outdoor sports shop and most recently as a cafe/bar.
The current owners took the Blackshed on in 2017, carrying out extensive works to bring it out of disrepair, culminating with the cafe/bar as it is now, a hub of exciting activities.
Advanced booking isn't necessary for daytime hours but preferred for Friday fish nights, Saturday's curries & Sunday lunch.
Please let our staff know about any allergies or conditions needed to accomodate your personal requirements.
served 9am - 12 noon, every day.
The Black Shed Filler
Our big breakfast! It consists of two rashers of bacon, a sausage, black pudding, two hash browns, mushrooms, an egg, tomatoes, beans and a slice of toast.
This includes a cup of tea or coffee.
Breakfast Baps (served until 3pm)
Bacon + Egg
Bacon + Sausage
Bacon + Sausage + Egg
Sausage + Egg
Vegetarian Sausage Bap
V Sausage + Egg
Gluten Free Bread available.
Please state your preference when ordering.
For the veggies! Consisting of Vegetarian Sausages, two eggs, two hash browns, a double helping of tomatoes, mushrooms, beans and a slice of toast.
This includes a cup of tea of coffee.
Scrambled or Fried Eggs on toast
Beans on toast
Two slices of toast with jam or marmalade
Fresh orange juice (1/2 pint)
served from 12 noon - 3pm
Pie, chips & peas
- Steak & Kidney
- Chicken & Mushroom
Cheeseburger with fried onions
- add chips
Chunky, gourmet CHIPS
- add cheese +50p
Soup of the Day (Subject to Availability)
- served with a bap
Regular soups include:
- Carrot & Coriander
- Spicy Veg
- Mixed Veg
- Tomato & Basil
- Broccoli & Stilton
- Leek & Potato
served with chunky gourmet chips
Cold Baps (subject to availability)
- Pork & Apple Sauce
- Beef & Horseradish Sauce
- Lamb & Mint
- Chicken & Cranberry)
Ham + Cheese
Cheese + Onion
Sweet, Savoury, Hot/Cold Drinks & Alcohol
Cakes & Sweets
(subject to availability & popularity!)
Coffee & Walnut
Alabama Chocolate Fudge (GF)
Carrot (varied GF/non GF)
Toffee Fudge Slice
Lemon Fudge Slice
(x% alcohol content)
- San Miguel (Lager 5.0%)
- Shed Head (American Pale Ale 4.6%)
- Thatchers Gold (Cider 4.8%)
New draught coming soon!
- Thatchers Gold (4.8%)
- Thatchers Haze (4.5%)
- Thatchers Rose (4.0%)
- Thatchers Cloudy Lemon (4.0%)
- Old Mout Kiwi & Lime, Berries & Cherries, Pineapple & Raspberry (4.0%)
- Stella Artois (4.8%)
- San Miguel (5.0%)
- Carlsberg Pilsner (3.8%)
- Carlsberg Export (4.8%)
- Pinot Grigio (13%)
- Chardonnay (13.5%)
- White Zinfandel (11%)
- Merlot (13%)
- Shiraz (13.5%)
- Speckled Hen (5.0%)
- Butty Bach (4.5%)
- Thatchers Katy (7.4%)
- Barcardi white rum (37.5%)
- Barcardi spiced rum (35%)
- Gordons pink gin (37.5%)
- Gordons dry gin (37.5%)
- Bell's whisky (40%)
- Smirnoff vodka (37.5%)
- Malibu white rum liqeur (21%)
Hot Food Cupboard
Lamb & Mint
Traditional Meat & Veg
Cheese & Onion
Home-made Scotch Eggs
-Cheese & Mushroom
Packet of crisps
Selection of packaged peanuts
(due to recent changes to government guidelines, our teas and coffees are now operated by self-service)
Capuccino, espresso, latte, americano and mocha with decaff available.
Yorkshire tea, Earl Grey, decaff and a range of herbal & fruit teas.
Soya milk is available on request.
Cold drinks available behind the counter.
These range from bottled Pepsi & Tango, cans of Pepsi, Coca Cola, Ginger beer, 7Up, Fentimans Botonicals, Fruit Shoots, fresh orange juice and bottle lemonade.
Essentials and shop extras.
We have a small shop area in the cafe usually stocked up for the short stays across at the campsite.
This includes toothpaste, shampoo & bodywash, shaving blades (men & women) and shaving foam, hand soap, laundry powder and snacks/commodities such as sugar, tea, custard, teabags & coffee.
We are happy to sell eggs and milk when available.
Please call 01453 890609
Fish 'n' Chip Fridays
served 4pm - 7:45pm
Beer battered cod, chunky gourmet chips with curry sauce or your choice of garden or mushy peas.
This deal comes with your choice of canned alcohol, small bottle of wine or soft drink.
Gluten-free option available on request/booking.
served 12pm - 3pm
A responsibly sourced selection of meat accompanied by home-cooked roast vegetables & gravy.
Vegetarian options available on request/booking.
Curry on Saturdays
served 4pm - 7:45pm
Home made curry served with rice or chips, naan bread & complimented by a side of yoghurt & mint sauce and/or mango chutney.
Curry options include:
- Beef Madras
- Chicken Tikka
- Chicken Korma
- Chicken Thai Green
This deal includes your choice of canned alcohol, small bottle of wine or soft drink.