With regret and sadness, the proprietors of Pier Road’s much loved MooringsTea Rooms have announced they are closing their business on Tuesday, 20th December 2016.
Joint owners, mother and daughter team, Kay and Hannah have issued a statement explaining why they’re closing this very popular and much loved tea rooms.
Kay’s letter is reprinted below:
It is with a heavy heart that I am writing this letter.
As you will know I love the tearoom, all my lovely customers and friends. I have thought long and hard about how the tea room can remain with my health problems and Hannah’s desire to pursue another career.
The only feasible answer would be to drastically change the tearoom making it more manageable but then it wouldn’t be the Moorings.
I have therefore come to the painful decision to close. I will miss you all and The Moorings, but feel it’s ultimately the right thing for me and my family.
We will be closing at 4pm on 20th December.
I am then proposing to offer a service of cakes, scones and shortbread and gluten free products with a minimum of 48hours notice.
I propose to offer from April catering for small functions at your home High tea, birthdays, baby showers, christenings, wakes etc. Details will be on the Facebook page if you don’t do Facebook then you can email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org or text 07904907801.
Love and best wishes for 2017.
Kay, Hannah and Andrew.
A great shame that Pier Road and Littlehampton is loosing The Moorings Tea Rooms. As a neighouring business, we will certainly miss the delicious home baking, quality coffee and friendly efficient service from Kay and Hannah’s delightful business. I know that many customers of our own cycle shop, The Dutch Bike Shop in Pier Road love to pop into the Moorings while we work on their bicycle and will be most disappointed when they learn this business has closed.
Pier Road is home to a thriving variety of independent businesses including restaurants, retailers as well as a wonderful fresh fish kiosk. I’m sure I speak for all business owners in Pier Road by wishing Kay and Hannah every success for the future plans.
We’ll be sad to see this business close, but are pleased to see that Kay intends to run a mobile events catering business, which will bring her delicious food direct to your home or office.
Wishing Kay, Hannah and Andrew all the very best for the future.
As always, thanks for reading. Your comments are welcome.