Having owned the Willow Tea Rooms for the last 36 years, our owner Anne Mulhern, has made the very difficult decision that it is time to take a step back from the business and allow it to grow and continue to be the best it can be in the years ahead.
Commenting on this decision Anne said:
“I am almost at retirement age and want to take some time out to enjoy my new home and to visit my family in America and London whenever I can. I had a health scare earlier in the year and realised it’s time to slow down and enjoy life.
The Willow Tea Rooms has been a joy to create and operate along with my first-class management team and staff. I know that I am passing on a fantastic business, in a prime site, with real potential, particularly to develop the brand.
We do not know how long the sale of the business might take and in the meantime, it will be very much business as usual from me and the team”.