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Mayor officially opens The Garden Tea Rooms

His Worship the Mayor has officially opened the new Garden Tea Rooms following its successful soft launch back in September.

•	A photo showing His Worship the Mayor cutting the ribbon on The Garden Tea Rooms

The Garden Tea Rooms, located at Great Yarmouth Gorleston Crematorium, offers a warm and welcoming space for family and friends to meet before or after a funeral service, as well as providing refreshments for the public and a place for those visiting loved ones to sit and pause.

The café can also be hired out for private wakes, with the function room ideal for wakes and small gatherings up to 30 or the entire Tea Rooms being able to cater for up to 55 people.

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 Garden Tea Rooms is open 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday. They also offer a WhatsApp ordering service, where people can order via 07721 048495 and collect at an agreed time.

Cllr Graham Plant, the Mayor of Great Yarmouth said: "Since opening to the public at the start of September, The Garden Tea Rooms has been hugely popular with residents and visitors to the crematorium.

"Everyone who has played a part in creating the Garden Tea Rooms should be immensely proud of themselves for forming such a warm and welcoming space for people to sit, reflect and remember loved ones who are sadly no longer with us."

Andy Borthwick, catering manager at the Garden Tea Rooms, said: "Following our soft launch back in September, we've been inundated with support and custom from the those using the Crematorium and its grounds.

"We hope we are making their visits to the grounds, for whatever reason, slightly easier by offering them somewhere friendly and comforting to enjoy refreshments with family and friends."

Last modified on 11 October 2023

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