The Exchange at Crosthwaite is the place to meet and exchange news and views for people of all ages, from Crosthwaite and Lyth, surrounding villages and also for visitors to our beautiful valley. The Exchange is held in the Argles Memorial Hall in the centre of the village, a short distance from the Church, the School and the Punchbowl Inn.
The Exchange meets twice a month. On the first Wednesday of the month there is a two course lunch from 1p.m. to 3 pm serving home cooked dishes and handmade desserts. Lunch places needed to be booked in advance. On the third Wednesday of the month there is afternoon tea, when you can enjoy a cup of coffee or a pot of tea with a delicious slice of homemade cake, in convivial company. According to the time of year you can feast on strawberries and cream, damson jam and scones or mince pies! Simply drop in between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Not only can you can enjoy wonderful refreshments, but you can browse through a book exchange. Bring along all those paperbacks that you have read and enjoyed, put them on the table and pick from a large selection of books that other people have read and loved. A small donation helps towards the running costs of the Exchange.
The Country Market Stall sells home-made cakes, locally produced honey and marmalade, alongside summer produce from Crosthwaite gardens; tomatoes, salads, vegetables, fruit and plants. At Christmas the table is groaning with Christmas puddings, chocolates and other home-made delights.
The Crosthwaite Exchange is run by a dedicated group of volunteers who have been providing afternoon tea and lunches at The Exchange for over 15 years. You are guaranteed a warm welcome and we look forward to sharing a cuppa with you on your next visit
For more information on the Exchange and to book your lunch place, please contact Geraldine Wilson, email