The Grumpy Cook Officially Opens New Café in Shenley Church End Shopping Centre

Posted 19th March 2017

The Grumpy Cook, which runs the hugely popular café at Howe Park Wood, has officially opened its second site in the newly-revamped Shenley Church End shopping centre.

The ribbon cutting took place last week, with the site officially opened by manager Barry Ashley and The Parks Trust’s Head of Property, Ben Allott.

The café and bakery is located at 34 Benbow Court, between the estate agents and the pharmacy in the shopping area which has also recently welcomed a barbers, yoga studio and post office.

The site has undergone a considerable refurbishment prior to reopening. The Parks Trust provided Barry and his partner Sandy Annells with assistance throughout the project, and arranged for local creative agency Mindbomb to create a stylish new look.

The café now boasts a rustic, industrial appearance, with details including wooden wall panels and beams, Wi-Fi and marble-effect tables.

The Grumpy Cook café will offer customers a wide variety of breakfast and lunch items, including American pancakes with streaky bacon, a Full English, paninis, baked potatoes, quiche and the ever-popular sausage rolls.

These can be enjoyed with a selection of hot and cold drinks, as well as the home baked cakes The Grumpy Cook is already so famous for.

Barry commented: “I’m incredibly pleased that our second Grumpy Cook café is now officially open. I’m passionate about providing people with good, honest home-cooked food and am sure we’ll prove very popular with those in the local area – the reputation of our cakes proceeds us!”

Ben Allott added: “Barry is doing a fantastic job at Howe Park Wood and we are sure he will continue to achieve great things now he has expanded to a second site. We will always aim to help our tenants get the best out of their location and it was a pleasure to work with Barry on this new café in Shenley Church End. Congratulations Barry!”

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