Cou­ple call last drinks at cafe/bar

Central Otago Mirror - - YOUR PAPER, YOUR PLACE - JO MCKEN­ZIE-MCLEAN

Seven years ago An­gus and Di Wood­head drove into Cromwell in a car­a­van look­ing for work fruit pick­ing. They ended up buy­ing a cafe.

The Wood­heads served drinks and food for the fi­nal time at The Cider House Cafe & Bar in Cromwell on Sun­day.

An­gus Wood­head said they moved to Cromwell from South Can­ter­bury where they owned a fish and chip shop and small cafe.

‘‘We came down in a car­a­van and were go­ing to travel around for a cou­ple of years. We came to Cromwell to do some fruit pick­ing and were told the cafe was for sale...It’s been good. We have built up the busi­ness. Di has earned a rep­u­ta­tion of mak­ing the best cof­fees in town - even though she doesn’t drink it.

‘‘We have been here for seven years and it was time to move on.’’

Misha and Andy Wilkin­son, of Misha’s Vine­yard, have pur­chased the build­ing and wanted to cre­ate a tast­ing room that was ‘‘a lit­tle bit dif­fer­ent and with some unique fea­tures’’, Misha Wilkin­son said.

‘‘We want to cre­ate a space that can of­fer a great ex­pe­ri­ence for vis­i­tors and res­i­dents alike.’’

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