Mayor and Mayoress join in the celebrations as Chatteris tea room hits 10 year milestone

Old Bakery Tea-Room & Restaurant in Chatteris celebrated ten years of trading. Left: Mayoress Amy Ca

Old Bakery Tea-Room & Restaurant in Chatteris celebrated ten years of trading. Left: Mayoress Amy Carney, Mayor James Carney, Gloria & Tina Prior - Credit: Archant

A tea-room in Chatteris celebrated a landmark birthday by throwing a party.

To mark The Old Bakery Tea-Room & Restaurant’s 10th birthday, customers were treated to a glass of champagne. Mayor and Mayoress, Councillor James and Amy Carney, joined in the celebrations.

Run by Tina Prior and her mother Gloria, the tea-room is a passionate supporter of community causes, raising £4,500 for organisations including The Salvation Army, Chatteris In Bloom, Christmas Lights, The Royal British Legion and Come & Be Heard.

Cllr Carney said: “It is a pleasure and an honour to be invited to the ten-year celebrations of the Old Bakery.

“Tina and Gloria have done a lot for Chatteris by supporting several different causes over the last few years and have always done so with good humour and cheer, along with plenty of hard work.

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“As such the Old Bakery is a real asset to the town - long may they continue.”

Owner and chef Tina said: “It’s an amazing achievement to reach our 10th anniversary. The support we have had from the people of Chatteris has been fantastic.

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“We have met some wonderful characters, made some life-long friends and had opportunities to be involved in a number of great community events and projects.

“It is hard work doing six days a week, but having lovely regulars and getting nice feedback makes it all worthwhile.

“I couldn’t have done any of it without the support of my family - particularly my mum - so a special thank you to her and also to Pearl, who has worked with us since day one. Here’s to the next ten years.”

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