Archive Monthly Archives: March 2018

Chocolate Cafe Goring Launches VIP Offer

Goring VIP List

Chocolate Café Goring launches its new website and VIP Programme and loyalty card.

From the website, you can view our menus, book and reserve tables and leave us testimonials

Our VIP list is for people who would like to have an inside track to our latest deals (including a special 25% discount from our experience range of offers). You will also be the first to hear about events and the occasional VIP only invites. Signing up is really easy. Click this link below and you will receive firstly a welcome email with a link to confirm being part of the VIP Programme.

Beast from the East Hits Goring

Walkers Bring Sunshine

In stark contrast from the day before. The icy grip of the so-called Beast from the East returned to us again on the 17th & 18th of March. More snow, wind and punishingly cold temperatures saw temperatures plummet around Goring to -4C and -15C in other parts of the UK.

You could be forgiven for thinking that this is the coldest winter on record. However, the winter of 2017-18 is actually relatively mild compared to some that have come before.

So which winter holds the distinction of “coldest on record”?

By monthly mean temperatures, December 2010 holds the record for the coldest December since Met Office records began in 1910, at -0.7°C. I remember taking my van out and getting stuck on the A404.

Snowman Wants a Hot Chocolate

Does this Snowman Want a Hot Chocolate?

But according to the Central England Temperature (CET), a record of monthly mean temperatures dating back to 1659, December 1890 was marginally colder, with a mean of -0.8°C.

However If judged by the mean temperature for an entire winter (December, January and February), the coldest-ever season title belongs to the winter of 1962-63, when a freak cold snap brought much of the country snow for 67 consecutive days up until early March. Temperatures fell as low as -19.4°C in parts of northern Scotland.

However, there are two winters that reportedly break even that record, according to CET measurements: 1683-84, followed by the marginally less chilly 1739-40.

So with the snow, our Village Chocolate café found lots new customers who passing with sledges or just on a walk popped in for breakfasts and hot chocolates.

Walkers Bring Sunshine

Walkers Bring Sunshine

Every Tuesday and Friday a group of walkers set off around exploring the Goring Gap and as part of this routine they call into The Village Chocolate Café – Goring, aka The Village Café for teas, coffees, hot chocolates, homemade cakes and pastries. Friday 16th March was so lovely that over 20 people were sitting outside enjoying the sunshine.

Chocolate Tasting for Two – Mothering Sunday 11th March 2018

Chocolate Tasting for Two with Prosecco

Celebrations of mothers and motherhood can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals in Honor of the Mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele, but the clearest modern precedent for Mother’s Day is the early Christian festival known as “Mothering Sunday.”

Mothers Day is held on the fourth Sunday in Lent, exactly three weeks before Easter Sunday. This year it is 11th March ….

Are you looking for fab ideas on how to treat your special mum? Chocolate Cafés Goring is giving you 25% discount this year to our popular Chocolate Tasting for Two. This includes a glass of Prosecco each and a delicious platter of various different chocolates treats made in-house, together with a hot chocolate sauce to dip marshmallows, bananas and strawberries in. Please note, you may only use the coupon at the place where you bought it.

All you need do is sign up for our VIP list to receive a coupon code which may be redeemed in our new E-commerce Shop.

Happy tasting!