Teahouse jingles and mingles

Kirsty Kershaw and Katie Mace held a Jingle and Mingle festive event to thank customers and supporters of the Leadenham Teahouse. EMN-181220-111153001
Kirsty Kershaw and Katie Mace held a Jingle and Mingle festive event to thank customers and supporters of the Leadenham Teahouse. EMN-181220-111153001

The duo behind an award-winning village tearoom held a ‘Jingle and Mingle’ event to thank customers, friends and businesses for their support through a challenging year.

Sisters Kirsty Kershaw (left) and Katie Mace (right) opened Leadenham Teahouse three years ago but suffered from flash flooding in June this year, requiring a six week closure and refit. They had stayed open to help out other villagers affected at the time and have since been repaid with lots of local support and winning a string of community business awards including a NK Community Champions Award.

To celebrate they held a well-attended afternoon Christmas party at the premises, which is shared with the village post office run by their mum, Karen Swift, with music by local folk singers, canapes, cakes and drinks in the yard outside the shop.