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New coffee shops opening at Watford General Hospital

Posted: 18 January 2023

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Patients and staff will benefit from TWO brand new coffee shops opening at Watford General Hospital this year run by Peabodys Coffee Ltd.

A contemporary takeaway café, located in the main hospital entrance, is due to open by the end of March. This will offer organic Fairtrade coffee, a range of hot drinks, Italian style ciabattas, paninis, soups, salads and healthy snacks.

The second café, with a larger seating area, will open in the car park retail hub later this year. Serving a wider range of meals, including handmade pastas cooked each day, it will provide a relaxing area for staff and visitors to enjoy a leisurely bite to eat.

In the meantime, a temporary site is due to open on Thursday 19 January (next to the outpatients waiting area, main hospital building, level 2). Whilst this will offer a reduced selection, there will be expertly made coffee, a selection of delightful pastries and Italian ciabattas to get staff, patients and visitors through the day!


  1. For more information, please contact the communications team on: 01923 436280 or email: For out of hours media enquiries please call the Watford General Hospital switchboard on 01923 244366 and ask for the on call communications manager.
  2. West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust serves people from across Hertfordshire, north London and further afield. It operates from three hospitals; Watford General, St Albans City and Hemel Hempstead. The trust has a catchment area of over 500,000 people and is one of the largest employers locally, with around 5,000 staff and volunteers.
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