Carshalton and Wallington MP, Tom Brake was once again championing local business by attending the opening of Dotty’s Teahouse on Carshalton High Street last month. The first of its kind in over 100 years, Dotty’s emphasizes the importance of local suppliers, creating six new jobs while adding a slice of quirkiness to the high street.
Local entrepreneur Rebecca Mackenzie is building on the resounding success of her pop-up tea room in Kingston last year. Spotting a gap in the market in Carshalton, Ms Mackenzie and her partner Dave are determined to turn Dotty’s into a community hub; hosting crafting workshops and arts’ clubs in the hope that people will leave inspired, as well as full!
Cake enthusiast Tom said:
‘‘I was impressed by the unique nature of ‘Dotty’s teahouse’. It’s a fantastic example of what can happen when local entrepreneurs and local people rally behind a homegrown business. With the Carshalton community behind this business, I have no doubt that Dotty’s Teahouse will thrive and become a focal point for arts and craft activities.’
Dotty’s teahouse is at 108 High Street, Carshalton, SM5 3AE and is now open Tuesday to Sunday. Head over towww.DottysTeahouse.co.ukto find out about upcoming events and competitions.