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Deputy Mayor Opens Newly Refurbished Scolfes in Boreham Street

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Jenny Watson and Amanda O Rawe 

The Deputy Mayor of Hailsham, Councillor Amanda O’Rawe, has officially opened a newly refurbished Scolfes bed & breakfast, tearoom and gardens in Boreham Street yesterday.

Councillor O’Rawe was joined by new owners Ian and Jenny Watson, who recently bought the business and was among many people to explore the premises near Hailsham, which has undergone a complete make-over internally.

A Grade II listed fourteenth century building, Scolfes has had an extensive and sensitive refurbishment including a new interior for its tearoom and bed and breakfast accommodation, incorporating a mix of traditional and contemporary decor.

Specialising in family suites, the B&B guest bedrooms are clean and functional and have en-suite shower rooms. The Tea Shoppe and Gardens serves brunch, light lunches and traditional cream teas, to eat in or take away. Most ingredients are locally sourced from small artisan producers.

Scolfes also caters for parties of up to 30 people for afternoon tea and are happy to take bookings for baby showers, pre-hen night celebrations, funeral teas and other events.

Delighted to have been invited to be part of the official re-launch event, Councillor O’Rawe said: “Thank you to Jenny and Ian for such a warm welcome at their brilliant re-launch event. Both have worked so hard in recent months to get the newly revamped interior looking so beautiful.”

“Scolfes now boasts a fresh, cosy design to make for a better customer experience and there are some extraordinary new menus with special coffees and an upmarket flair! I think the new Scolfes is a must-visit place!”

“We’re delighted with the response from our customers and guests. Our reviews have been extremely positive and we’ve been welcomed to a wonderful community in Boreham Street village,” said Ian Watson, joint-owner of Scolfes.

Joint owner Jenny Watson commented: “We’d like to thank everyone for their support in making our dream a reality and look forward to many happy years of looking after our lovely customers.”

For further information and to view their latest menus visit Alternatively, call 01323 831690 for enquiries.

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Terry Hall, Communications Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
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