Vintage tea room to open in Risborough

Bucks Free Press: Vintage tea room to open in Risborough Vintage tea room to open in Risborough

A VINTAGE tea room has been given planning permission which will feel like you are stepping back in time, the owners said.

Margaret and Daniel Clifford have been given permission for a change of use from retail to a cafe at 18, Duke Street in Princes Risborough.

The couple from Speen hope the new cafe will be open in August and said it is "going to be something really special."

Mrs Clifford, 71, said: "The style is going to be absolutely walk in the door and feel like you are walking bakc in time.

"We have got all antique bone china and everything to a little grand piano in the corner."

She was considering serving a traditional Bucks recipe of Bacon Badger, which is a steamed dish, made from suet and flour, with bacon and onions. But after she made it in a trial run she didn't feel it would suit everyone's taste.

The menu is being put together at the moment but there will dishes such as steak and kidney pie, sausage and mash and bubble and squeak.

There will be a breakfast menu, sandwiches, cakes and they will serve afternoon tea.

The staff will be wearing traditional black and white outfits.

Mrs Clifford comes from the hotel industry and ran a coffee shop in Bourne End called The Little Coffee House, and her husband, Daniel, 59, will be helping to run the cafe.

She said: "It is not time to retire yet. I have got plenty of energy. I don't want to sit at home."

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5:17pm Tue 24 Jun 14

motco says...

Good Luck to them! Makes a change from wall-to-wall fast food outlets (can't call them restaurants).
Good Luck to them! Makes a change from wall-to-wall fast food outlets (can't call them restaurants). motco
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10:05pm Tue 24 Jun 14

commuter wycombe to london says...

Oh! sounds fantastic ! no nasty coffee machines and American cakes (hopefully) Bacon badger should be served but maybe make it a special now and then! it can be tricky to get it right but do keep trying. if you are boiling it - and its getting messy - stop that - and try steaming it instead. Wishing you every success !
Oh! sounds fantastic ! no nasty coffee machines and American cakes (hopefully) Bacon badger should be served but maybe make it a special now and then! it can be tricky to get it right but do keep trying. if you are boiling it - and its getting messy - stop that - and try steaming it instead. Wishing you every success ! commuter wycombe to london
  • Score: 2

6:17am Wed 25 Jun 14

Robert.M says...

Sounds nice, I wish them all the luck in the world and hope this takes off, being an old fashioned tea shop does that mean that mobile phones will be banned and children will have to behave themselves, unlike Costa, Starbucks Etc
Sounds nice, I wish them all the luck in the world and hope this takes off, being an old fashioned tea shop does that mean that mobile phones will be banned and children will have to behave themselves, unlike Costa, Starbucks Etc Robert.M
  • Score: 10

3:34pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Whiteleaf says...

71 years old? She must be barmy. No parking, just a few doors from another cafe, opposite the Fieldmouse. I give it 12 months .
71 years old? She must be barmy. No parking, just a few doors from another cafe, opposite the Fieldmouse. I give it 12 months . Whiteleaf
  • Score: -6

5:33pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Kayebt says...

Whiteleaf wrote:
71 years old? She must be barmy. No parking, just a few doors from another cafe, opposite the Fieldmouse. I give it 12 months .
Well, Whiteleaf... thankfully Mrs. Clifford hasn't got your negative attitude, which is probably why she has the energy & vision for a new business venture at her age. The businesses you mention are all very different & a positive person would see competition as a good thing! I wish then every success :-)
[quote][p][bold]Whiteleaf[/bold] wrote: 71 years old? She must be barmy. No parking, just a few doors from another cafe, opposite the Fieldmouse. I give it 12 months .[/p][/quote]Well, Whiteleaf... thankfully Mrs. Clifford hasn't got your negative attitude, which is probably why she has the energy & vision for a new business venture at her age. The businesses you mention are all very different & a positive person would see competition as a good thing! I wish then every success :-) Kayebt
  • Score: 5

5:36pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Kayebt says...

Fab idea, I wish you every success with this wonderful new business. So different to other coffee shops with a little history lesson thrown in!
Fab idea, I wish you every success with this wonderful new business. So different to other coffee shops with a little history lesson thrown in! Kayebt
  • Score: 1

4:21pm Thu 26 Jun 14

JOHNHEALY says...

How wonderful to hear about this venture. Not only is it pleasant to read about but also when it comes to opening I am sure this tea room that wishes to recreate the ambience of the past will be just as delightful. I wish them the very best of good luck and hope loads of people will flock to it and that people like Whiteleaf are in a minority of one when it comes to their negativity.
How wonderful to hear about this venture. Not only is it pleasant to read about but also when it comes to opening I am sure this tea room that wishes to recreate the ambience of the past will be just as delightful. I wish them the very best of good luck and hope loads of people will flock to it and that people like Whiteleaf are in a minority of one when it comes to their negativity. JOHNHEALY
  • Score: 1

10:49pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Tony Dean says...

Bacon Badger not to everyone' taste?
It can't have been cooked properly.
Bacon Badger not to everyone' taste? It can't have been cooked properly. Tony Dean
  • Score: 0

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