The Granary is a brand new coffee shop and bistro style café based in Ludlow at the Marston Mill close to the rail station and to Tesco. We held our launch in mid November and it’s already been a month of serving coffee, cakes, snacks, beer and wine and we want to thank all of our customers for making our open a huge success.
Let me tell you more about the cafe, we pride ourselves on only serving the highest standard of fresh produce and, of course, great coffee! Our menu will include a range of freshly made cakes, pastries and light lunches made in-store. Wherever possible we aim keep it local by supporting local suppliers. Another plus is we are also fully licensed and have a lovely range of wines & beers. It’s a dog friendly cafe too, as we understand it’s important to be able to take your furry friends out and about while you relax.
As a family business our aim is to create a friendly space for everyone! Whether you are catching up with friends, want a quick caffeine fix before catching the train or just a change of scenery from your usual meeting room or lunch venue, we have you covered. It’s also important for us to engage with the local community in Ludlow, and in coming months we will be working with the Ludlow Foyer. This means work experience and other contacts in the area can shout out to all, about what an amazing town we live in.
The faces behind the business
Lorraine and Paul Frankland, owners of the Granary Cafe, came up with the idea after a conversation on holiday. Lorraine spent the last 25 years in the corporate world of Human Resources, more recently as HR Director for a Worcestershire based accountants Ormerod Rutter. She wanted to do something a bit different with the next phase of her career. The idea built from there to our beautiful coffee shop with Lucie Houstekova helping to finalise the vision for the business. Lucie is a familiar face in Ludlow having worked in a number of similar businesses and is bringing her amazing barista and catering skills to the Granary, as our Assistant Manager. The final member of the team is Jackie Handforth who brings a friendly face to out little coffee shop.
Lorraine plans to use her background in business, for us become a hub for local businesses to meet, and will in the new year provide a business HR surgery once a month to advise local businesses on any HR matters they may require assistance with. The Granary is also showcasing a number of local artists and hopes to become a venue for sharing all the creative talents we have in Ludlow.
The beautiful town of Ludlow with its medieval castle is a place to enjoy many foodie and artistic businesses, and we hope the Granary will become a popular place locals, business colleagues and tourists to visit too.
The Granary Café, Marstons Mill, Portcullis Lane, Ludlow SY8 1PZ
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