A Hereford based business has confirmed that it will close its doors later this month, due to the cost of living crisis and other factors.

Enchanted Tea House, based on Broad Street in Hereford, confirmed the news on social media this morning.

A spokesperson for Enchanted Tea House said:

“We are beyond gutted to announce that we will be closing our doors permanently after the 24th of June. 

“We signed the lease for our premises over a year ago and since then, the cost of living and even more so, the cost of owning a small business has increased to the point where it is just futlie to attempt to continue with so many outgoings.

“Whilst our weekend events have kept us afloat and we have loved being able to do what we do best, the reality is that our lack of midweek trade and people understandably having less passive income to spend on a day to day basis, has put us in a position where it just isn’t feasible to continue from such an expensive location and the associated costs such a beautiful building entails. 

“We would like to thank every single person who has supported our business from the start, both as the Enchanted Kingdom and Enchanted Tea House. 

“Whilst we are beyond gutted we still plan to bring a little magic to the city with our characters being available to hire to all of your parties and events (as they were previously) and with pop up events at locations throughout the city.

“Please do keep an eye on our page. We are currently in talks with a small premises for the festive months, so that we can at least run a Santa’s grotto, as we know that our Santa Claus is the “real deal” for a lot of families.

“You can subscribe to be the first to know about our Christmas 2023 events here – https://www.enchantedteahouse.com/christmas2023

“Its been a whirlwind of a year, but onwards and upwards!

“Ps. If you have a booking, gift voucher or party booked with us. We will be making contact with you over the coming few days and processing full refunds. Please do get in contact if we have missed you!”