A café run by a local business group and set up at the former site of a Post Office in Tunbridge Wells has taken its inspiration from one of Britain’s rarest stamps.
Founded by The Rexaus Group, which runs a raft of businesses in the South East, Two Penny Blue, opening on Silverdale Road on September 20, takes its décor and colour scheme from the rare two-penny stamp, a reference to the Post Office that once stood on this spot.
Around 90 per cent of the food and drink to be served at the new café comes from Kent and Sussex, with a ‘strong emphasis on food-miles and sustainability’.
Operations director Clare Singer said: “We’ve even managed to find a red wine, which isn’t usually produced in England. It’s from Meopham Vineyard.
“We have a lovely bunch of staff who will be able to tell customers all about the food and the history.
“It’s going to be more of a destination place,” added Ms Singer, saying that the café’s catchment also included High Brooms station commuters, work-from-home residents, mothers meeting around the school run and more.
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