On Friday 23rd July 2021, Welsh Conservative Member of Parliament for Clwyd South, Simon Baynes MP, visited the Pontcysyllte Chapel Tea Room to meet with the owner, Sally Roberts, and staff and learn more about the Trevor business which has proved so popular locally.
The Pontcysyllte Chapel Tea Room was opened by Sally Roberts in 2018 after a two-year renovation project before which it had been derelict for 10 years. It has preserved the original features of the old Bryn Seion Chapel in which it is housed. The Tea Room is open 7-days-a-week – with a charity quiz held every other week to raise funds for Aria, a 3 year-old girl who has been diagnosed with stem cell cancer.
There are also further renovation works to provide accommodation space at the chapel in the future.
During the visit, Mr Baynes met Sally Roberts and her partner, Chris Huxley. They employ four permanent and eight part-time staff of whom Mr Baynes met Lianne Hughes, Seren Jones and Eliza Brzyk.
Sally Roberts said:
“It was great to meet Simon and welcome him to the tearoom and to share our plans for the future including our tapas menu currently served at weekends.”
Following the visit, Mr Baynes said:
“I was delighted to visit the Pontcysyllte Chapel Tea Room recently and to meet with Sally Roberts and her staff that do such a terrific job running the business. It’s great to see the Bryn Seion Chapel has been renovated with its original features preserved but with a new lease of life. I was particularly impressed to hear about the charity quiz night which is held every other Thursday for Aria, which has already raised an impressive £1000 – an incredible effort by everyone involved. I would warmly recommend a visit to the Tea Room.”