In the mix New deli serves up different taste to High Street
AFAMILY-OWNED deli has taken over the space left by a much-loved restuarant. In March, Falafel King shut up shop ‘because rent is too high’ and the venue seems to have been empty ever since.
However, the manager of the Hereford store explained that he hoped the venue wouldn’t be closed for good.
And over the last few weeks things have changed.
The site has in fact been taken over by William and Deborah Horn who have opened The Gourmet Deli Company.
The shop is a family-run ‘bakery, cafe, coffee shop, grocers and deli all in one.’
William, 60, and Deborah, 63 said: “We’re going to be a family run deli, it is
owned by us but our daughter will be involved too. Her sons, two and four, will also grow up with the deli in their lives.” Although this will be the family’s first business opening, they previously ran The Mill Inn in Withington. They said: “We will have a hot and cold menu here. Although the menu will be predominantly based around the deli, we will also have hot meals like the chicken and chips and sausage and chips.” Originally hailing from South Africa, William and Deborah went on to explain that they hope to bring some of the recipes they ‘know and love to the deli.’
The couple explained that they are sourcing all of their ingredients locally - including honey, deli cuts and meat. part of the ‘mass market.’” Speaking of their excitement for the opening they said: “We’re hoping to offer Cheltenham a very much earthy, not necessarily an organic environment, but homely and away from the mass market.
“We’re very busy sorting everything out and dealing with the suppliers at the moment, but it’s very exciting.”
Deborah and William Horn