Leyland cafe The Cookie Jar closes permanently

A Leyland cafe has closed its doors for good, but the owner has vowed to keep the business going by moving online.
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The Cookie Jar served its last sandwiches and cakes on Monday, October 31, before permanently shutting the shop in Golden Hill Lane.

Announcing the closure on Facebook, the cafe’s owners said it was with ‘great sadness and regret’ that she has decided to shut The Cookie Jar.

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They said they were forced to make a “very tough decision”, but revealed they will launch an online catering service instead.

The Cookie Jar was a popular spot for lunch and afternoon tea in Leyland. Pic credit: katiecarpsThe Cookie Jar was a popular spot for lunch and afternoon tea in Leyland. Pic credit: katiecarps
The Cookie Jar was a popular spot for lunch and afternoon tea in Leyland. Pic credit: katiecarps

The cafe’s popular afternoon teas will be available for delivery and the business will continue to cater for birthdays, weddings, baby showers and other celebrations.

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Posting on Facebook, the cafe said: “It is with great sadness and regret and after much thought that we have had to make the very tough decision to close the shop from the 31st October.

"From the 1st November we are taking The Cookie Jar online and we will have a brand new base and brand new phone number, so you will still be able to enjoy our afternoon teas which are going to be available for collection or delivery.”

The Cookie Jar in Golden Hill Lane, Leyland has permanently closedThe Cookie Jar in Golden Hill Lane, Leyland has permanently closed
The Cookie Jar in Golden Hill Lane, Leyland has permanently closed
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She added: "You choose the venue and we will provide your afternoon tea, including stands.

“We still offer outside catering, including corporate lunches, dessert tables, graze tables, boards and boxes.”

For more information about The Cookie Jar’s catering services, visit the Facebook page here.

Another Leyland business shuts up shop

The closure of The Cookie Jar comes just two weeks after another Leyland business – Dipz Donuts in Towngate – announced it will close at the end of the year.

Owner Yusuf Lambat, 44, said he will be forced to close the Leyland store after struggling with the cost of living crisis, including spiralling energy bills, staff wages and ingredient prices.

You can read Yusuf’s story here.