A family-run tearoom in the Yorkshire Dales has switched their business from café to doorstep delivery in order to continue to operate during the current lockdown period.
Jervaulx Abbey Tearooms run by the Burdon family, near Leyburn were forced to close the café in March due to the government guidance on social distancing, however, their team quickly devised a plan and have been providing the residents of nearby towns and villages with treat delivered directly to their doorsteps such as picnic boxes and cakes, allowing them to stay in business as well as help the local community.
The Café is also home to award-winning celebration cake business Where the Ribbon Ends, who’s beautiful cakes are also available to order for delivery.
Owner Anna said: “When we realised that the café would need to stay closed to the public it was upsetting as our season was about to start and it’s one of our busiest times of the year with walkers and visitors to the Abbey. The doorstep deliveries have allowed us to continue baking in a safe way for both ourselves and our customers and it’s great to be able to get our out products to people to cheer them up at this challenging time.”
As well as picnic boxes and cakes the Jervaulx team also offer afternoon tea and scone boxes, hampers and a number of gluten-free options.
Anna continues: “Certain packages are also available to be posted, allowing you to treat friends and family further afield and send them a real taste of the Yorkshire Dales directly to their homes.”
Amongst the weekly doorstep drop-off points are Leyburn, Richmond, Catterick, Bedale, Northallerton and Masham and their surrounding villages.
The extensive range of freshly baked options is available to view on the Tea Rooms website www.jervaulxabbey.co.uk and their Facebook page and special orders are available where needed. Orders can be placed and paid for either by email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone on 01677 460391.