A NEW cafe and restaurant has opened up near Evesham.

Rise and Grind, a farmhouse-feel cafe which incorporates the great outdoors with food and drink, has opened in Bishampton.

The new eatery is nestled in the heart of nature and aims to get its guests to experience the great outdoors in the comfort of a cosy cafe setting.

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Cotswold Journal: MEET AND GREET: Visitors can look at reindeer. MEET AND GREET: Visitors can look at reindeer. (Image: Rise and Grind)Located on Hill Furze Road, the new venue offers a play area for children and has reindeer for families to meet.

Rise and Grind welcomed its first load of customers on Wednesday (October 4).

Behind the business venture are Josh Palmer and David Sanders, who both had previously worked and run The Flyford in Worcester.

Cotswold Journal: The interior of Rise and Grind is very rustic.The interior of Rise and Grind is very rustic. (Image: Rise and Grind)Mr Palmer said: "The opening went really well; it was quite busy, and it is looking to be a busy week ahead.

"It's been in the talks (for a while), and when we had it, it was just a concrete shell, so a lot of work has been done alongside operations.

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Cotswold Journal: The focal point of the cafe is an olive tree. The focal point of the cafe is an olive tree. (Image: Rise and Grind)"It was quite exciting to do and develop the design, and then opening this week has been really exciting."

Mr Palmer has been in the hospitality industry for nearly ten years after getting his hospitality and business management degree. 

Cotswold Journal: YUM: Turkish eggs.YUM: Turkish eggs. (Image: Rise and Grind)The interior of the cafe resembles the outdoors, and an olive tree with seating wrapped around it sits in the middle of the restaurant.

It has an antique wood burner, an open-plan bar which flows into the kitchen and a birdbox roof which sits on top of the bar.

Cotswold Journal: ACTIVITIES: There are many outdoor things children can get involved in.ACTIVITIES: There are many outdoor things children can get involved in. (Image: Rise and Grind)The cafe is fully licensed to sell alcohol and has a selection of IPAs on tap.

Along with its alcohol menu is a selection of homemade juices, including lemonade, and a cafe's standard tea and coffee options.

Cotswold Journal: FUN: Children playing on a tractor.FUN: Children playing on a tractor. (Image: Rise and Grind)

Rise and Grind offers a full breakfast and lunch menu, which Mr Palmer describes as having your traditional food and quirkier options. 

The cafe sits on 20 acres of farmland, encouraging visitors to explore the great outdoors.

Attached to the site is a new shop called Caribou, which sells a range of home and lifestyle items.