Charlton Champion reader LARA RUFFLE COLES has been in touch with news from Charlton House:
I’ve lived in Charlton for nearly four years and I’ve always been perplexed about the opening hours of the tea rooms at Charlton House. Why are they only open during the week? What about the weekend when most people are home from work, and are able to pootle on down for a cup of tea and a piece of cake?
Given how few places there are for a tea or coffee in Charlton – The Old Cottage Coffee Shop is my usual spot, you might have thought that filling the tea rooms on a weekend would have been an easy win for the Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust who run the building. Alas however, the tea rooms shut up shop on Friday.
But, good news is here!
Charlton House manager Edward Schofield has confirmed that after a successful trial run earlier this year, the tea rooms will now be open on Saturdays from 11am-3pm.
No word on Sunday opening hours so far, but as the Saturday change is permanent, perhaps opening on a Sunday is the next step?
At last, somewhere else to go at the weekend!
The Charlton House site has now been updated to state the new opening times, and an updated banner will be displayed outside Charlton House in the next week or so.
If you would like to give feedback on the new opening hours, their office is based at Charlton House, or you can email the trust on firstname.lastname@example.org, or find them on social media.
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