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Address: High Street, Garstang PR3 1EB, England
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+44 7526 713255
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon 09:00 - 17:00
Thu - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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The FIG Tree; the world's first international Fair Trade Visitor Centre...

The FIG Tree; the world's first international Fair Trade Visitor Centre located centrally in the world's first Fair Trade Town. The people of Garstang voted for their unique status at a public meeting in April 2000 and since then over 1,000 Fair Trade Towns in 23 countries worldwide, including London, Paris, Rome, Madrid, Brussels, Copenhagen, Oslo, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Vancouver and Wellington in New Zealand have all followed in Garstang's footsteps.

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Fig finder at Garstang

This is a reasonably priced cafe, with discovery/meeting room upstairs. Although I've only been to the cafe. It is well situated, close to the car park, with a short walk to the... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2013
Irene G
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Garstang, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2014

Food is basic but the servers seem to be volunteers, and it shows they are not professionals. The nice lady who served me stood there after she had served the food, she seemed to want a round of applause, it made me uncomfortable

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Telford, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2014

We went to Garstang especially to have coffee and toast at Fig Tree.Coffee was made to our specification and served promptly. Very friendly and relaxed place. We looked at the exhibition and were helped by one of the volunteers. I thought I knew a lot about slavery, fair trade etc but was astounded about what I didn't. I understand that... More 

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Thank waffler_2
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2014 via mobile

We stopped here for a coffee and cake but with two young children and no baby change facilities it was a bit of a struggle when the youngest needed it. The coffee was ok, the cake (waffle) was ok'ish but my children loved the ice cream. If you want to learn about Garstang it's a good place to start but... More 

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Thank Hunny1966
Garstang, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2014

This is a lovely cafe, and a true 'find'. The coffee was delicious and so was the home-made soup. My daughter who accompanied me, said it was as nice as my own home-made tomato and basil. Our dog was allowed to accompany us and he too enjoyed a treat from the friendly staff. The decor was light, airy and modern... More 

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Thank Hazel K
Preston, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2013 via mobile

Stopped here on a rainy day. Had coffee and a toastie both of which were very good. Not sure why other people on here have said the decor was uninviting - the cafe is very welcoming and spacious, the toilets are in the old council area and so were the usual council style but were clean and functioning. The cafe... More 

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127 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2013 via mobile

This little cafe is a delightful welcome to the smaller let town of Garstang. As the first FairTrade town in the UK, to have such an "ethical" cafe is only proper. The food is wholesome, fresh and ethically sourced. It has a lively atmosphere and is an oasis of peace. Well done on such a wonderful venture which is both... More 

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Thank Bosco D
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2013

This is a reasonably priced cafe, with discovery/meeting room upstairs. Although I've only been to the cafe. It is well situated, close to the car park, with a short walk to the river , which also is an enticing part of the visit. The Fig Tree Cafe is well presented and accessible for all.

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Thank Irene G
Bolton, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2013

This cafe is run by volunteers and is an exhibit of the history of fair trade in Garstang. As an exhibit it gets an interesting 4. As a cafe it struggles to get 2. The environment is one of a library or a function centre rather than somewhere to relax and have some refreshment. The product is ok, nothing exceptional.... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2013

Starting at the car park at the top of the High Street in Garstang behind the FIG Tree cafe. The walk takes you out of the back of the car park, past the sports fields, along the riverside millennium green park until you come to a lane. Turn R and cross the footbridge. Turn L and follow the river. The... More 

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Cumbria
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59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2013

What a wonderful place - Fairtrade, clean, fully accessible, great coffee, good food, fair price, nice view, gluten-free options, crafts to buy - AND a place to play - whatever your age! Nothing negative to say about it at all..

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