A BUSINESSWOMAN welcomed customers to her expanded Herefordshire café at the weekend. 

Emmas Farmhouse Cafe in Bromyard has a five-star rating on Tripadvisor, with the vast majority of its reviewers rating it as "excellent".

And its popularity in the town has seen owner Emma Simcock embark on exciting plans to expand, taking on the next-door unit.


The cafe now has more seats, as well as a new salad and children's area.

"Myself and my amazing team have worked tirelessly and we’ve achieved so much," said Mrs Simcock.

"I can’t thank our lovely customers enough for all the wonderful messages and offers of help.

Hereford Times: There is now more seating in the café There is now more seating in the café (Image: Emmas Farmhouse Cafe)

"My team also - café manager Teri Laura, who I couldn’t have done any of this without, Caitlyn Harper, Liv Simcock and Ilaria Day for going above and beyond to make this happen. I really do have the best team."

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The café replaced the former 'Café on the Corner' in the town's Market Square.

Mrs Simcock initially had a successful online business called Emma's Farmhouse Bakes, which sold brownies and cakes via Facebook. 

Many companies around Herefordshire, and even as far as Scotland, approached her as she built up her clientele, she said.