Today in our latest edition of Meet the People, your Lytham St Anne’s News meets well-known Lytham resident Melanie Croasdale, well known proprietor of the Black Sheep Tea Room.
The Black Sheep Tearoom was opened in early 2018 by myself after having a previous business in the same industry in St Anne’s. It was by chance that I found that the original mews tearoom was closed and going on the market. I loved the original features and the tucked away location that the tearoom held and knew instantly that I could make this a success. Inspired by what I had seen during my travels I wanted to combine some modern features with copper, steel & wood whilst also keeping some great original features from the Mews on Clifton Street.
After revamping our secret roof top terrace last year, we have found this to be a very popular place for lunch in the sun or pre Lytham festival drinks. We have created a diverse menu that we think caters to all needs with a focus on the vegetarian and vegan market whilst also offering gluten free alternatives as well.
Our afternoon teas have made a tremendous impact and our customers travel from around the country to sample them. If you are in Lytham, hungry and want an afternoon tea then our Merino is the one for you, it defeats most customers who have to take the left overs home for a treat later that night.
We source all of our produce locally where we can, using only the best quality and supporting other independent local businesses in the area. Our sausages are made in Lytham and are a local favourite on our all day breakfast.
The beginning of this year has been great and we are looking forward to the year ahead. None of this would be possible though without the help and support from my family & amazing team of girls who work with us, they are amazing and make the customers’ experience the best they possibly can every time.