An upper Calder Valley businesswoman is bringing a touch of the 1950s to her shop.
Catherine Barraclough, who owns Bubblefloss Cottage, in Bridge Gate, Hebden Bridge, is set to open a new quirky cafe inside the property called Flossy’s.
The refreshments room is set to be opened at noon on Saturday, March 10, and will fit in with the ladies and babies gifts and accessories the shop sells, according to Catherine.
“The idea of the tea room came to me when so many ladies of all ages were asking for a good old fashioned tea room, where they could sit and chat without the smell of cooking getting onto their clothes and where they could feel special and receive good service,” she said.
It will sell tea, coffee and sandwiches - served on a cake stand, with quirky china which will not match.
There will also be ice cream parlour favourites, such as Knickerbocker glory and sundaes.
In the background there will be 1950s music and waitresses will wear outfits from that period.
Catherine said: “It will be a ‘cold’ tea room with no hot food provided avoiding smells on both the customers and the stock we have, as well as catering for prams and disabilities as there is access into the room without any obstacles.”
Bubblefloss Cottage is the local stockist for Cath Kidston, as well as Jellycat and other well known merchandise. For more information, telephone 01422 842339.