Five months after lockdown began, the Pavilion at the Park has now reopened and is under new management.
Martin and Dawn, who also run Gallone’s Ice Cream parlour, have taken over the popular cafe in Bedford Park from the previous owner, Emma Garrett.
“It truly is an honour to carry on the legacy that Emma began,” Martin told the Bedford Independent.
“When I first came to Bedford in 2015 I spent a lot of time at the Pavilion and it’s a place I’ve always felt at home.
“We’re really looking forward to reopening fully and welcoming back the Pavilion’s customers, groups like the Lemon and Ginger crafters and resuming Supper Clubs.”
The current opening times are 8am til sunset and for the time being, the cafe’s menu has been slightly adapted due to government guidelines.
“The Pavilion is a magical place to work and I love being part of the community,” said Martin. “We can’t wait to carry on sharing it with the customers who love it too.”