BUYER PULL OUT FORCES CLOSURE
After initial hopes that new management would take over Serendipity and Daisy’s Tea Rooms, it now looks like the deal has fallen through, leading to the closure of Daisy’s Tea Rooms. There has been no announcement on social media but a sign was placed in the window of the store on Thursday, detailing the latest update.
While Daisy’s Tea Rooms will be closing on the 25th of May, it looks as if Serendipity will stay for now at least, with arrangements being made for an extended lease.
Below: Serendipity decorated with Jubilee flags inside and out.
Below: The notice from Serendipity dated 19th May 2022.
Daisy’s Tea Rooms will retain their business name for now, offering catering for private function and can be contacted via their Facebook page.
Posted on Daisy’s TeaRooms Facebook page 25/05/22:
A NOTE FROM THE OWNERS:
Since our last post, our potential buyer has withdrawn from the sale and, last week was spent deciding Serendipity’s and Daisy’s future, if they had one and, if so, what it would look like.
We are sorry that Daisy’s will shut its doors for the last time today as a tea room. This was a difficult decision to make, particularly as we have made so many friends over the past 10 years we have been open. (Due to its small size, despite its popularity, Daisy’s has never been profitable for us as a tea room). In the near future, however, we will be able to supply whole cakes, takeaway luxury cream teas (subject to a minimum order) and catering for outside functions including memorials.
We are pleased to say that Serendipity is to remain open as a gift and antiques centre and we have some exciting ideas which we will share with you in the near future.
Serendipity’s sale continues until the end of the month with discounts throughout the centre, including up to 50% off selected items.
Thank you for your support over the last 10 years and we hope you will be able to continue to visit us in the future.
Paul and Jane Shilling
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