Berneslai Café bags best café award at the Best of Barnsley awards

Berneslai Café, has been named the winner in the best cafe category at the Best of Barnsley Retail and Leisure Awards on Friday.

The award winning café , which is part of Experience Barnsley Museum and based in the town’s iconic town hall building, serves a selection of tasty treats which include freshly ground coffees, teas, simple breakfasts’, delicious lunches and cakes.

As well as outstanding food the café regularly hosts community events including the Berneslai Memory Café, which is a twice monthly social event for people suffering with dementia and their families and carers.

The Best of Barnsley Retail and Leisure Awards showcases the best of what these two vibrant sectors have to offer and represents outstanding businesses in the area.

Tom Carbery, café owner, said: “We are delighted to receive such an accolade and are ecstatic to be chosen as the winner of this award. Recognition from the Best of Barnsley Awards is a testament to all the hard work we have put in since we opened.  The aim has always been to create a relaxing and friendly environment where people come to eat and enjoy spending time with friends, family and business colleagues.’

Cllr Roy Miller, Cabinet spokesperson for Place, said: “Berneslai Café is a great place to come and enjoy good food in the stunning surroundings of the town hall.  While visiting it is also a great opportunity to explore Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre. The museum is dedicated to telling the stories of the boroughs fascinating past.”

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