A VINTAGE tearoom in Wirral has announced it will be closing.

Remember When tearoom based on Victoria Parade in New Brighton was opened in 2014 by owners Lesley and Keith Ellis. It was popular with customers for its nostalgia, memories, delicious homemade food, and afternoon teas served on cake stands and with China crockery.

However, after seven years the pair hung up their aprons and decided to sell the tearoom to former staff member and regular customer, Michelle Hughes.

Michelle from Wallasey, who took over the café in April 2021, announced that she would be closing the business due to health reasons and the cost of living crisis.

Posting a statement on Facebook, Michelle, told her customers: “It is with sadness that we are closing the tearoom from 2nd April. There are several reasons including personal and health.

“We would like to thank all our regulars and customers for all your custom over the years, and your amazing positive feedback.

“We would also like to thank our amazing staff we have. We have a great team who have been the backbone of the tearoom.

“We will be open from the 3rd April to sell everything in the tearoom. Some items are up for sale now, so pop in if there was anything that caught your eye when visiting us.

“Any questions, queries or enquiries please email us at rememberwhen.gt@gmail.com.”

Following the news of the closure, customers shared their sadness and fond memories at the tearoom.

Rachel Workman said: “Ahhh sad news, hope you are OK. Wish we had a little more time, I'm recovering from surgery and it's mine and my little boys favourite tradition when we come to New Brighton. He has been hooked since you first served him apple juice from a teapot! Fingers crossed I'll be comfortable enough to make it in before you close xx.”

Lorraine Sandford commented: “I have lovely memories of visiting the tearoom when I visited my parents in law.

I wish you all the very best for the future. A unique place with wonderful staff, you will all be greatly missed xx.”

Collette Collinge Art said: “So sorry to read this, we enjoyed many afternoon teas with you , clearly the best on the Wirral, it will be difficult to surpass. We will try and get down before you close to support you.

I hope health and family circumstances change and you can enjoy a more rested future. Best wishes from Sue and I.xx.”

April Lloyd added: “Goodness, this is so sad. Thank you for all the wonderful memories; I will try and head down before the 3rd to support you. Best of luck to all of you xxx.”

Caroline Knowles posted: “So sad! We have loved coming here over the years. All our friends and family have been very impressed when we’ve taken them too. Lovely staff, great food and surroundings so interesting. Good luck for the future and know that you made a lot of people smile. Xxx.”