About Bernie and Martin

We are Bernie and Martin and are a husband and wife team.  Bernie was a mental health nurse for over 30 years and Martin a management consultant all his career.  We live locally and often talked about taking early retirement and running a coffee house, now we are doing it, albeit a little earlier than expected.

About Us

200 Wigan Lane, WN1 2LA, Next to the Hospital Open 10.30-3 Wed to Friday & 10-4 Saturday & Sunday Events, Reservations &      Pre-orders: Tel 01942 665670

Welcome to The Allotment, we are Bernie and Martin, a husband and wife team.  We have a passion for growing and eating our own produce and believe that organic, pesticide free and home-grown is not only healthier, but tastes far better.  We like to use our salads and vegetables here in the coffee shop. 

When our fruit and vegetables run low, we aim to source from local organic suppliers, notably Greenslate Community Farm, Billinge, who share our values.

Our organic award winning Lancashire cheese is from Leagram Organic Dairy, Chipping and our milk is always organic.

Jams and Chutneys are made in small batches by Reedy’s, who recently won the English Food Produce of the Year Award.  Reedy’s source the majority of their ingredients from Lancashire and don’t use artificial ingredients or additives.

Our bread is from All You Knead, an artisan bakery at Haigh Hall Courtyard.

Our eggs are free-range

Coffee is provided by Roberts & Co, which is roasted at Cedar Farm, near Parbold.

Ice Cream is provided by Mrs Dowson’s and is high quality and contains no hidden nasties.

We hope that you enjoy sitting and relaxing at The Allotment and that you are inspired to grow and eat more vegetables.

Specials and Updates

New Opening Times

  • Wednesday to Friday: 10.30am to 3pm
    • Last food orders: 2.15pm
    • Last drink and cake orders 2.45pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10.30am to 4pm
    • Last food orders: 3.15pm
    • Last drink and cake orders 3.45pm

Although social distancing rules have been relaxed, please respect others.

To make a reservation on the day, please call 01942 665 670. Out of opening hours, please contact us through this website or social media




(Please provide 24 hrs prior notice, if making a reservation using social media and we will confirm the booking)

Afternoon teas require 24 hrs notice

Re-Open 4th July

From Saturday 4th July, we will re-open. Our tables both inside and outside are at least 1 m apart and we follow social distancing and hygiene guidelines. For the moment, we will just be open Friday to Sunday, 10am – 4pm and we encourage everyone to book tables and pre-order take-aways. We look forward to …


We are located opposite Haigh Hall Plantation Gates, which provides woodland walks up to and around the Hall.  We are also next to the Royal Albert Infirmary and is ideally located to provide visitors a rest bite.

Allotment map

Please call, if you wish to reserve a table or order food.  We would be keen to have your feedback, as to how we can make our customers’ experience better.

%d bloggers like this: