Monday, 23 October 2017

Deli now has cafe thanks to move

THE Granary delicatessen in Watlington has moved premises and added a café.

THE Granary delicatessen in Watlington has moved premises and added a café.

The Granary at Number 18 opened its doors on Monday just a few doors away from its original premises in High Street.

The new deli is more than three times the size of the old one.

Robin Holmes-Smith, who has owned the business with his wife Francesca for 11 years, said they had wanted to have a café at their old premises but there was no space.

He said: “We have been asked ‘is there somewhere to sit down and have a hot drink?’ almost every day for 11 years.

“It is what we have wanted to do for the past five years or so but it has taken this long for it to fall into place.”

The café will serve coffee and cake, German biscuits, apple cake and Scandinavian delicacies as well as light lunches.

Mr Holmes-Smith, 53, of Hill Road, Watlington, said: “We really want to do all sorts of different things to keep it interesting.

“We have got to get it right so we are starting off in a small way and then will gradually build it up. It is a huge move and it is very scary because it has got to work.”

Mr Holmes-Smith has applied for a licence to sell alcohol.

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