As a family we've poured our heart and soul into our coffeeshop over the last four years here in The Ironbridge Gorge woodlands and we're desperate to keep going! We closed for five months at the beginning of the pandemic to try and rework our business to operate safely for the future and we've managed to reopen, but we're all out of funds to invest further.
We’re running on reduced capacity whilst we maintain 2m social distancing on site as required by our COVID - safe measures, consequently we don’t have any seating inside the coffeeshop or on our terrace as these areas are just too small. Most of our seating is now outside amongst the apple trees and it’s this area that we want to get covered and make cosy for those cooler, wetter days. (In the meantime, thank you to Small Woods who’ve temporarily allowed us some indoor seating, next door to us, in their Woodland Hall.)
The extent and style of the covered seating area will depend on how much we raise, of course we want to create as much winter seating as we possibly can! Heating would be ideal too so we can get back to doing our Street Food Evenings. We'll also be consulting with our landlords (and site management) Small Woods Association to ensure whatever we do is in keeping with the value and aesthetic of the eco green wood centre in which we reside.