When we took over the New England we were frequently asked if our background was in coffee – to which the honest answer was firm ‘no’. In our previous lives Ed was a running coach and Laura was a business manager at the Guardian. We’d been living in London for almost a decade and loved it there but following the birth of our daughter we decided that the time was right to make a move. So move we did!
After much searching we were lucky enough to discover the New England up for sale and quickly made an offer. As soon as it was accepted we put our home on the market and a few months later we were packing up and heading westward and we’ve not looked back since.
The running of the New England is based on principles that are important to us:
- We use local suppliers wherever possible, supporting local business and reducing the environmental impact of transporting supplies.
- Our menu includes dairy alternatives, gluten free and vegan options, catering for as many of our customers as possible.
- Reducing our environmental impact is at the forefront of our minds. We recycle where possible and are continually looking at ways to reduce the waste we produce.
- Dogs and children are very, very welcome.
Above all, we like to create a relaxed, welcoming environment and hope our customers feel at home at the New England.