November 11, 2019
A summer tea room is helping to feed the funds of the How Hill Broads environmental study centre.
This year the popular watering hole generated almost £29,000 for the charity Trust which runs the centre at Ludham.
The tea room has been running for seven years, but this year had major investment in a coffee machine and coolers to expand the range of drinks and food on offer.
How Hill director Simon Partridge said: “The tea room provides vital income to support our core work of educating children in the natural wonders of the Broads.
“It is also terrific ‘PR’ bringing people in to explore our walks and water gardens combined with a cuppa and home-made cake.”
Some people headed to How Hill especially for the cakes, he added. And they were also snapped up as takeaways by boaters using the nearby moorings.
The tea room also went “greener” with increased composting and reduced plastic and general waste. It also added vegan and dairy free cakes, plus soya milk to reflect changing dietary trends.
This summer from May to September the How Hill tea room sold:
• 2037 hot drinks
• 2476 slices of cake
• 1244 scones
• 1259 sandwiches
The top selling coffees were Americano, Cappuccino and Latte, and the most popular cakes were carrot, Victoria sponge, coffee and walnut and cheese scones.
The How Hill tea room will reopen next May.