Tea room re-opens at Dean Heritage Centre: 1st Dec 2017


The team at the Dean Heritage Centre are delighted to announce the reopening of the refurbished café space as the Camp Mill Tearoom on December 1st.

The new provider is Mrs Lesley Sterry’s company, Carriages Catering, formerly of the successful tea rooms at The Old Station, Tintern. She has built up a loyal following of customers who are now planning regular trips into the Forest to the Dean Heritage Centre at Camp Mill, Soudley.

During Mrs Sterry’s 10 years at Tintern Old Station her tearoom won a host of awards including the True Taste of Wales Gold award for best tearoom in Wales in 2012/13 and the National Tourism Association of Wales Best Tearoom in Wales award 2013/14.

Lesley commented ‘myself and my team are delighted to be joining the Dean Heritage Centre and look forward to welcoming past and new customers to our Camp Mill tea room.’ She added, ‘we are proud of our past achievements and look forward to this new challenge. We aim to bring a new vibrancy to the Tearoom with our wide range of home baked cakes, catering for a whole range of dietary requirements but especially vegan and vegetarian diets.’

Alison Breton, chair of trustees added ‘myself and my fellow board members, plus the staff and volunteers at the Dean Heritage Centre are absolutely thrilled Lesley is joining us and we are looking forward to a long, successful partnership’.

Parking at the Heritage Centre’s Camp Mill site is now free of charge, enabling local people to pop in to see the newly renovated Tearoom and sample the delicious cakes on offer within the Centres’ beautiful, peaceful location.

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