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  • Double Decker Bus Cafe - Outwoods

A double decker bus café has pulled in to serve customers with fine refreshments at the Outwoods in Loughborough.

The Loughborough beauty spot has welcomed the Ella Louise Double Decker bus café and it will open for business on Saturday August 26.

The café, run by Peppercorn Catering, can seat up to 35 people upstairs and will be open every weekend at the Outwoods.

Cllr Hilary Fryer, Lead Member for Open Spaces and Leisure Services and chair of the Outwoods Management Committee, said: “We are delighted to welcome the Ella Louise to the Outwoods. The woodland is extremely popular with residents and we hope they will enjoy everything this different and novel café has to offer.

“Peppercorn Catering are a local company and it’s great to work with them. Along with the Outwoods Management Committee, we are trying to improve facilities at the Outwoods and the café will be here on a 12 month trial basis. We will see how it goes and then take it from there. In the meantime, please hop on board and enjoy a cuppa.”

Cathy Cliffe, managing director of Peppercorn Catering, which also has cafes in Barrow upon Soar, Anstey and Abbey Park in Leicester, said “We are delighted to open the café at the Outwoods and look forward to meeting the visitors here.

“The bus is a bit different and people quite enjoy sitting upstairs with a cuppa and a bite to eat. Now they’ll be able to do that while overlooking the beautiful Outwoods.” 

This weekend, the double decker bus café will be open on Saturday and Sunday and bank holiday Monday (August 28). In the past it has been located in different places around the county including Bradgate Park.

Earlier this year the Outwoods secured Green Flag status for the ninth year running. The scheme is run by Keep Britain Tidy and recognises and rewards well managed parks and green spaces in the UK.

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