Hopefield Animal Sanctuary to reopen with vegan café

They’ve already done so much for animals in need, and now, Hopefield has announced that their tearoom will reopen in March with a one hundred per cent vegan menu


Since the sanctuary’s opening in 1983, Hopefield has rescued vast numbers of horses and farm animals, and over the years, the kinds of animals they help has evolved. They are now home to numerous species, including alpacas and reindeer. The sanctuary has its own reptile room, and they have also taken in exotic mammals like raccoons, tanuki, marmosets, and a skunk, as well as birds of prey.


Hopefield’s mission is to provide a safe and loving home for abused, abandoned and neglected animals. They aim to promote humane behaviour towards animals around the world, starting at their base in Essex, by providing appropriate care, protection, treatment, dietary needs and security for animals who are in need of care and attention due to sickness, mistreatment, abuse, poor circumstances or ill usage. Hopefield work hard to educate the public in matters of animal welfare, and in the prevention of cruelty and suffering among animals.


The sanctuary’s entrance fees generate funds that go directly to the animals – their fundraising enables the sanctuary to care for their resident animals and allows them to educate and encourage curious visitors.


The sanctuary and its tearoom are currently closed for winter, but will be re-launching in March, with a brand new, fully-vegan menu (including daily specials).


Located next to their outdoor play area, you’ll be able to stop in for a vegan-friendly hot drink, or refuel your energy with a plant-based cake, after learning about the animal residents.


For updates and more information, head to their website.