Family business expands into Fakenham

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A family business based in Burnham Market has taken on a new venture at a major tourist attraction in Fakenham.

Kevin Waddison, owner of The Nelson – a country inn with rooms at Burnham Market – together with his father, Peter, and brother, Gary, have taken over the management of the café at Langham Glass in Fakenham.

On Monday it re-opened as Café Nelson at Langham Glass.

Langham Glass was established in 1979 by master glassmaker Paul Miller to make modern glass by hand to the highest level of craftmanship.

Visitors can watch glassmakers in action using traditional techniques create the finest handmade crystal which is sold in the gift shop and also have the chance to try their own hand at creating a piece of glass.

The Café is open seven days a week all year, from 10am to 4pm, offering a selection of hot panini sandwiches, homemade speciality dish of the day, and the popular Sunday roasts.

The team will also be preparing a selection of homemade cakes and scones baked daily on the premises, while also offering a take-away service.

Existing staff will be continuing at the cafe. Kevin said: “We are delighted to be joining forces with Langham Glass and hope to see the business go from strength to strength.

“Fakenham has a lot to offer both locals and visitors alike and by working in partnership our aim is to attract new custom for both the Café and the attraction and it is also hoped that this will bring visitors into the town.”

Café Nelson is located on Greenway Lane, close to the A1067 main Norwich to Fakenham Road.