Wisbech cafe opened less than two years ago by town councillor Steve Tierney shuts up shop

Steve Barclay MP officially opens Number 10 Cafe in Wisbech.

Steve Barclay MP officially opens Number 10 Cafe in Wisbech. - Credit: Archant

WISBECH café opened in a blaze of publicity by MP Steve Barclay less than two years ago closed on Saturday.

Excellent reviews from Trip Advisor – one describing it as a “wonderful tea room right in the centre of a beautiful Georgian town” – failed to stop its closure.

The tea rooms, run by town councillor and former county councillor Steve Tierney, were positioned in a four storey Georgian house in Market Street. The building is up for sale with an asking price of £150,000.

Cllr Tierney took to Twitter on Saturday morning to announce the No 10 tea rooms would close that day.

“Come share a cuppa at @number10cafe in Wisbech,” he tweeted. “Last chance, closing up shop today!”

Former councillor and local agent Peter Humphrey told Cllr Tierney he was “sorry to hear” of the closure.

Cllr Tierney responded “it happens. Business comes and goes.”