Town bids farewell to much-loved cafe

town bids farewell to much loved cafe 1 - Town bids farewell to much-loved cafe

Malmesbury have bid farewell to a much-loved cafe.

Philip Glover and Helen Moody have run Amanda’s Bistro Cafe, based on the High Street for the last 11 years.

On Sunday, March 3, they hosted their very last service as they say their goodbyes to locals and regulars at the cafe.

The cafe was packed full of people, some of whom had worked for them over the years, and had came to recognise the special contribution they have made to the town.

In a final statement, the pair said: “We would like to thank everyone who has messaged, visited, telephoned etc during our final weekend to wish us well.

“Thanks go out too to the awesome staff who have worked for us, many of whom managed to drop in yesterday (March 3).

“It’s the end of a fab era for us both and it’s been a blast.”

Helen now hopes to have more time for her passion visiting National Trust properties and Philip is setting up a landscape gardening business in the town.

Cllr Gavin Grant added: “In addition to running one of our landmark cafes, Philip and Helen have given many private kindnesses. They have also made it clear that vulnerable, homeless people who come to Heals for help are made welcome in their cafe, often having their first hot meals and drinks in weeks.”

The future of the cafe is unknown at this stage, but it is hoped that it will continue trading in a similar form.

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