Opening date revealed for The Garden Tea Rooms at Gorleston Crematorium
The new Garden Tea Rooms at Great Yarmouth Gorleston Crematorium will open on Thursday, 1 September.
As well as offering families and friends a space to meet before or after a funeral service, the Tea Rooms will also open to the public for refreshments and a place for those visiting loved ones to sit and pause.
Visitors can join The Garden Tea Rooms Loyalty Card scheme by collecting a loyalty card with their first drink and collecting 10 stamps. Once their loyalty card is full, they can exchange it for a free regular coffee or pot of tea for one.
The Tea Rooms opening times will be 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday. They will also offer a WhatsApp ordering service, where people can order via text and collect at an agreed time.
Cllr Carl Smith, leader of the borough council, said: " The new Garden Tea Rooms is a warm and welcoming space for families and friends to meet and pay their respects to loved ones, as well as being a community space for residents to use.
"The team has plenty of exciting ideas on how to use the space to better meet the needs of those who visit or use the crematorium and its grounds which we look forward to exploring."
Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Crematorium is located within the Magdalen Lawn Cemetery. The new tea rooms and function area can cater for up to 55 people and have been created following feedback from the crematorium workers and customers.