This week we're taking a closer look at the story behind Leckenbys Licensed Tea Rooms, which was Highly Commended in the Customer Excellence category in the Made in Bury Business Awards.
Leckenby's started life in December 1997, when the owners opened a specialist chocolate shop named "Chocoholics". The shop stocked a mouth-watering range of chocolates from all around the world and quickly gained a reputation as a real delight for chocolate lovers everywhere in Bury.
However, it was soon realised that there was a gap in the market for high class tea rooms, and so this was introduced at the back of the shop. Before long, the tea rooms had become so popular that they were extended along with the kitchen and a new name was introduced - Leckenby's Licensed Tea Rooms.
Over the years, Leckenby's has completely changed from being just a chocolate shop with a tea rooms to a tea rooms with a chocolate shop! The shop may have been transformed but a few things always remains the same at Leckenby's - their fantastic service and friendly, welcoming atmosphere, exceptional cleanliness (5 star rated by the Food Standards Agency), the attractive surroundings and of course, high quality food and drink.
Indeed, the service is so good that Leckenby's were the winners of the prestigious "Lancashire Life Readers Choice Award 2008/09" and "Lancashire Life Cafe Society Award 2009/10" as well as the Customer Excellence award in 2013.
For more information about Leckenby's please visit the website http://www.leckenbys.co.uk/