Big hug and warm welcome waiting at village tea room

Owner Louise Anthony inside Tiffins Tea Room, Knight Street, Pinchbeck.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
Owner Louise Anthony inside Tiffins Tea Room, Knight Street, Pinchbeck. Photo by Tim Wilson.
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A Pinchbeck couple are finding that the skills of the pub trade are easily transferable to a cosy tea room on the evidence of current business.

Tiffins Tea Room in Knight Street is fast becoming the number one choice for parents, the elderly and visitors to Pinchbeck.

Louise and David Anthony, along with Richard Daubney whose pastry delights are rivalling those made by more established bakeries, left the pub industry after ten years for a less stressful and more relaxing way of serving people well.

“We love doing what we do and get up in the mornings being quite happy to come to work,” Louise said.

“This is something I wanted to do ten years ago but when the unit came up for sale originally, we wanted to open a pancake house until we had the idea of taking a complete step away from the cafe culture and coffee shops.

“The tea room has been completely refurbished, bringing out features that people didn’t know were here before and inspired by things we had previously.”

The tea room’s name comes from the slang term for a second breakfast or lunch often used in colonial India and Nepal.

Louise said: “We’re slowly building things up through word of mouth and we feel that we’re bringing back an old English tradition that seemed to be dying out.

“It about changing what people expect from a tea room and doing something a bit different.”