Reopening of Oldway Tea Rooms

by Friends of Oldway in Paignton, England, United Kingdom

Reopening of Oldway Tea Rooms
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On 29th July 2020 we successfully raised £12,806 with 387 supporters in 28 days

We are planning to reopen Oldway Tea Rooms, to be run by volunteers for Friends of Oldway, initially as a Takeaway as regulations allow.

by Friends of Oldway in Paignton, England, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

Making a start to the renovation project at Oldway Mansion reopening the Tea Rooms and giving public access to the mansion for the first time in many years.

The Friends of Oldway, Torbay Council and Oldway Charitable Trust are planning the total renovation and reopening of Oldway Mansion.

Oldway was completed in 1873 as the home of the Singer sewing machine family. Since then it has had an amazing history, being used as an American War Hospital (, a Country Club ( ) and the Civic Offices of Paignton Urban District Council. But most recently by Torbay Council and the Registry Office. Thousands of people have fond memories of weddings in the mansion. Eventually being the 2nd most popular venue in the UK. 

But it is has sadly been closed and stood empty since 2013 following a failed attempt to convert it into a Hotel.   

As a first stage we would like to open the Tea Rooms and hold Open Days and tours for the public. 

We need to renovate the kitchen, cafe area, provide disabled access and some seating outside...... we need your help. Please donate, and for this kind gesture we will give you a years membership to the Friends of Oldway, we will keep you up to date with the Project, give us more and we will treat you to some goodies from The Tea Rooms. (or even more and you could have a private tour). 100% of money raised will go to the Oldway project.

So come and help us to start the reopening of our beloved Oldway!


This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£10 or more

£10 - 1 years membership of The Friends of Oldway

1 years membership of The Friends of Oldway including newsletters, updates on the project and notifications concerning events in the Mansion.

£25 or more

£25 1 years membership and Tea and Cake

1 years membership of The Friends of Oldway and a voucher for Tea/Coffee and Cake from the Cafe.

£50 or more

£50 -1 years Membership and Private Tour of Oldway

Donate £50 or more and will give you 1 years membership of The Friends of Oldway, Voucher for Tea/Coffee and Cake and a Private Tour of Oldway Mansion.

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