Sadliers of Tettenhall voted UK's best coffee house

26 September 2008 by
Sadliers of Tettenhall voted UK's best coffee house

The top coffee house in Britain, as recognised by the Beverage Service Association in its 2008 Bev-e awards, is Sadliers Coffee Lounge of Tettenhall, near Wolverhampton.

This is the café's second success in the Beverage Experience awards, having shared the title last year.

The café went through to compete in the final four of this year's rankings as winner of the Midland region. In the final round it was up against three other regional winners - the Montedeli deli-café of Mexborough, Yorkshire; the Trents gastro-pub of Chicheste; and the Brunel Buffet, which is the café at Minehead station on the West Somerset steam railway.

The BSA award for best café chain did not go to any of the big national names, but to Boston Tea Party, a West Country chain with sites ranging from Exeter to Bath.

Cafe 2U van
Cafe 2U van
The wins for Boston Tea Party and the Brunel Buffet meant that DJ Miles, the north Devon tea merchant and coffee roaster which supplies a vast number of hotels and restaurants in the west, had two customers in the winners' list.

The national award for best mobile coffee service or coffee cart went to Café 2 U, the mobile coffee franchise which works out of specially-equipped vans, serving espresso to business parks and the like.

By Ian Boughton

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