Poster of the Yate Ageing Better Festival 30th September 2021 11am - 4pm

A date for your diaries! Yate Town Council is launching the Yate Ageing Better Festival in Yate on Thursday 30th September 2021 from 11.00am till 4.00pm.  The event will take place throughout the day in and around Yate Town Council venues including the Pop Inn Café, The Armadillo Youth Café and Venue, Yate and District Heritage Centre and in Yate Shopping Centre.
The Festival will showcase the wide variety of activities available in Yate and the surrounding areas, for people approaching retirement and those already retired. The festival hopes to bring the generations together with music, opportunities and local activities as well as light refreshments.
Representatives from a wide variety of community groups will come together to offer information about and opportunities to join local clubs, social groups, and volunteering opportunities for many different areas of interest including sport, music, health, arts, culture, heritage and even DIY.
Festival celebrations will include performances during the day from local bands and choirs.  Free drinks and biscuits will be served to visitors to Yate Town Council venues, and the Pop Inn Café will be open to all ages during the festival. So come along to enjoy the day and find out more about your community!

Logo for Yate Ageing Better

Yate Ageing Better is an initiative set up by Yate Town Council to encourage 50+ to lead an active, healthy and happy lifestyle. Working with local groups, we want to inspire and empower locals to have a voice within the community. The Yate Ageing Better project will enable us to continually review and monitor local provisions of older people’s activities, to ensure we are supporting local people to age in a way that is empowering, respectful and most importantly meeting needs.


We are open!

In light of the recent updates and government guidelines, we have re-opened the Pop Inn Café from 17th May 2021. Open weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10:00am- 2:30pm.

The Pop Inn is a Community Café designed for users over 50’s. The Café is located between Yate Library and Yate Leisure Centre and opened its doors on 31 August 2001. Since then, it has warmly welcomed thousands of people aged fifty and over from the Yate and surrounding area.

The cafe has had great success over the years and has seen many people drawn in by the light interior, the peaceful atmosphere and the friendly volunteer staff.

  • Address: Pop Inn Café, Yate Shopping Centre, West Walk, Yate, South Gloucestershire, BS37 4AX
  • Tel : 01454 313202
Yate Pop Inn Cafe
Yate’s Pop Inn Café

Should you have any questions, please contact the team.

Food and Beverages

The Pop Inn Café prides itself on having a reasonably priced menu which includes toasted teacakes, sandwiches, toast, soup and crumpets. As well as treats such as cakes, confectionery and biscuits. The most popular product being the toasted teacakes for only £1.

Community Driven

The Café is often visited by representatives from Deaf Association, the Pension Service, Green Community Travel and Age Concern, in order to give advice where needed. Furthermore, there is a lot of helpful literature within the Café, informing customers of the various services that are available in the area. There are daily newspapers, as well as some very good books on the shelf. You can buy these books and take them home for 50 pence each.

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Help make our community more age friendly!

Opening Hours

The Café is currently open between Monday and Wednesday from 10am – 2.30pm.

If you are over fifty, why not pop in one day. You’ll be made very welcome!

If you require further information please contact the Pop Inn Café on 01454 313202. 

Interested in Hiring the Pop Inn Café?

Situated in Yate Shopping Centre, the Pop Inn Café is centrally located, convenient for both public and private transport. Opened in 2001, the Café has a modern, light interior and a kitchen facility.

This venue is available to hire from 4pm on weekdays all year round and anytime at weekends, so please visit the Hire a Venue page for more details.

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