Old fire station cafe, a lovely pizzeria in Warminster
We were approached by ex copper Mike Magee early in 2014 who had bought the lease for the Old Fire Station in the Wiltshire town of Warminster, with a view to opening a small cafe pizzeria and with it a change of lifestyle. After converting it from its previous use as a photographic studio, we worked with their builder to get the base made before installing a small Four Grand-Mere 800 chamotte wood-fired oven. Now called the Old Fire Station Cafe, it opened in summer 2016 and has gone from strength to strength with great reviews from a loyal local following. If you’re in the area or if you wish to see their website please do go and check them out here. The cafe changed hands in 2018 and David is now in charge and has Vegan/Vegetarian pizzas on offer that should tempt a new crowd as there is hardly anywhere except ASK or Pizza Express that does them locally.
An Artisan food business
As a small business surrounded by national chains, The Old Fire Station Cafe needs support from local people to ensure its future. David runs a great artisan business who really cares about the provenance of his high quality ingredients.
“I contacted Amrit in 2014 when I came up with the crazy idea of opening a small pizza restaurant with no experience whatever. I needn’t have worried as Amrit talked me through all the available options and advised me on the perfect sized wood-fired oven for my new venture. He even installed it for me and helped teach me how to use it properly. Overall he was a great help and if anyone has got as far as looking at his website, then look no further as Amrit is super knowledgeable, professional and extremely helpful and I highly recommend him.”
Mike Magee The Old Fire Station Cafe Warminster.
We were approached by ex copper Mike Magee early in 2014 who had bought the lease for the Old Fire Station in the Wiltshire town of Warminster, with a view to opening a small cafe pizzeria and with it a change of lifestyle. After converting it from its previous use as a photographic studio, we […]