New owner reopens Knaresborough vintage café
Last updated Jul 10, 2023
Scarlett's Vintage Tea Rooms Staff next to the cafe
New owner Lucyanne Thompson (middle) with her staff and Knaresborough's town crier

A popular Knaresborough café has reopened its door to customers.  Scarlett’s Vintage Tea Rooms is a 1940’s themed café and known for its vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free menu.

After 8 years of running the café Sarah Williams handed the reigns over to a new owner, Lucyanne Thompson, in June.

Lucyanne had originally been looking for a café in Ripon before she found Scarlett’s Vintage Tea Rooms.

She said:

“It ticked every box for me and the vintage theme was really appealing”

Lucyanne has renovated much of the tea room’s interior and made changes to its menu to include more options for non-vegetarian and vegan customers.

Sarah Williams commented:

“Lucyanne is really excited about taking over and will be keeping the essence of the tearoom alive and adding some new ideas that I am sure the customers will love.“

Lucyanne said she felt the opening day was a very successful event despite an unexpected surge in customers, thanks to the support of the community.

She added:

“I love the space and the people in Knaresborough are lovely”

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