The Orange Tree Café/Restaurant is an entire 4,000 square foot Extension/New Build plus Outdoor Seating, Lawn and Children's Play Area which, after 12 months of extremely hard work conducted by Pugh's Construction Team and with designs by our Visual Merchandisers and Nicola Pugh, opened on 20th February 2018.
It has since celebrated it's 1st birthday and within the year has seen record sales compared to any previous coffee shop offering within the Garden Centre.
It's highest month end sales increase was by 67.84% (Comparison of December 2016-December 2018) and has in effect helped increase overall Garden Centre Month End Sales during the busy June Season by 44.98% (Comparison of June 2017-June 2018). Figures aside, the Cafe/Restaurant has opened up a number of employment opportunities for the local area, having employed 11 new staff members including a chef and restaurant manager.
Importantly, the new development has been greatly received by not only new customers, but those loyal to the Garden Centre and the Pugh family, particularly online, receiving record numbers of Facebook reviews in particular and encouraging our overall Facebook Rating to increase from 4.2 to 4.5 out of 5 stars.