A well-established Keswick cafe will relaunch next week with a new menu and new look.
Interiors experts have been helping the owners of the Wild Strawberry on Main Street to revamp the venue, which is due to reopen on May 25.
It will relaunch as a patisserie and cafe and has undergone a major refurbishment while the country has been in lockdown.
Formerly a crêperie, the new-look Wild Strawberry will have a cake counter and afternoon teas as well as a lunch menu.
Owner Emma Bray said: “We felt the time was right for a change and we were delighted when Paula Murchison, who was previously head pastry chef at the Sharrow Bay Hotel at Ullswater, joined the team.
“The cafe has been completely refurbished and we’re delighted with the result.”
Ghyll House Upholstery, based at Mealsgate, has been working with Emma – and a host of other businesses across the county – to help them with make-overs to ensure they were ready to welcome back the public from today, as businesses reopen for indoor service and overnight stays under the next milestone of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown.
Joe McAlpine, general manager of Ghyll House Upholstery, said: “We’ve been working non-stop for clients on refurbishment projects to ensure they were ready to welcome back customers in time for the easing of restrictions.
“Many business owners in the hospitality sector have taken the opportunity during lockdown to update the interior of their venues, and it’s great that we’ve been able to help them through our specialist upholstery services.”