A POPULAR tearoom in Gosfield has reopened under new management just one month after closing its doors.

Sadler’s Tea Room, located within the Gosfield Shopping Village, temporarily closed down in June after its long serving managers decided to relocate.

The classy café, now re-named the Little Goose, wasn’t left empty for long, however, after being taken over and reopened by Caron Carter, 53, two weeks ago.

Caron had previously run a café in a well-known furniture shop in Colchester, but after being told about the vacant bistro, she decided to swap her restrictive in-store role for a more spacious project she could call her own.

She said: “We came over and had a look and could immediately see the potential that it offered.

“It needed a fresh look and a new name, but we were confident we could do that.

“A few days after visiting we received a call to say we had got the tearoom, and we then turned it around in just five days and nights.

“It was very hectic, but we are very pleased with the results.”

The quaint eatery’s produce, which includes everything from barista-style coffees and cream teas to delicious cakes and light breakfasts, is all, where possible, sourced from local bakers and butchers, as well as the Tiptree Patisserie.

And Coran, who fell into the kitchen-trade after previously working for a day centre, hospice and in education, now hopes the tearoom will become a place of gathering for the community.

She said: “We are very pleased and privileged to be taking over the tearoom and we very much hope it becomes a hub for local people.

“We also hope in future we can use it to host barbecues, quiz nights and themed evenings.

“I’ve always wanted my own business, and this really is a small dream come true.”

Little Goose tearoom is open seven days a week from 10am-3.30/4pm.