The retro afternoon tea trend sweeping the nation is set to hit Hyndburn as Oswaldtwistle Mills prepares to open a new £100k tea room.
The Terrace Tea Room will open on Wednesday 27 March and will be run by the Massarella Catering Group, the retail catering company behind the mill's popular Café Nova restaurant.
The fully licensed tea room will create six jobs and occupy a 1500 square feet space, with a 68-capacity indoor seating area plus external terrace seating.
Hungry shoppers can enjoy cream teas or an afternoon tea of smoked salmon, cucumber and egg finger sandwiches, homemade scones, macaroons and pastries with a range of loose leaf teas, as well as a choice of breakfasts including eggs benedict, cheese and ham croissants, scrambled eggs and smoked salmon on an English muffin or Welsh rarebit.
A full range of light snacks and lunch options will also be available.
Plans for the new tea room were formulated following the success of Massarella's Café Nova eatery, which has proved a hit with customers since it opened in 2008.
Aidan Massarella, from the Sheffield-based Massarella Catering Group, said, "We're very excited to be opening the Terrace Tea Room. We've developed a very positive partnership with Oswaldtwistle Mills since opening Café Nova - we've seen how trade has developed and how efficiently the shopping village is managed."
Debbie Fletcher of Design Management Solutions, who designed the tea room, said, "We've combined traditional and contemporary tea room design to bring to Oswaldtwistle the very "on trend" tea room concept that has become so popular in London. We're convinced it will become a destination point within the mill."
Boyd Hargreaves, managing director of Oswaldtwistle Mills, said, "To be unique within today's competitive environment we need to keep evolving by adding new attractions.
"The Terrace Tea Room will offer something different from Café Nova, the Pavilion Coffee Shop and the Hungry Tackler restaurant, giving our customers even more choice when they stop for a bite to eat with us."
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