Afan Forest Park café is now under new management having been leased to Cedars Tearoom Ltd.
The company says its experienced staff now aim to bring a fresh approach to the Afan Forest cafe, using local ingredients and healthy options to revamp the cafe’s menu.
Hollie Williams, one of the management team from Cedars said, “The potential is tremendous. This is a wonderful area for people to enjoy the magnificent countryside all around us. We have only been running the café for a few weeks but we have several possible plans for development of the site in the future. Visitors are already pleased to see the café continuing, and they are also looking forward to the future.”
The company is family-run, with the rest of the management team being made up of Hollie’s mum, Jill Williams; her fiancé, Adrian Moses; and her sister-in-law Nicola.
The team also harbours plans of extending the café area alongside its opening hours in a bid to offer a wider service to visitors.
Speaking about the expansion, Adrian Moses said, “We are talking to a number of people, including Ben who runs the bike shop and cycle hire centre. He is also planning to expand his business at the centre and provide even better facilities for those who come here for the fantastic trails available.”
Neath Port Talbot Council Leader Cllr Ali Thomas OBE said, “I am delighted to see the café facilities continuing and even more pleased to hear there are plans to introduce even better facilities in the coming months.
He added, “The Afan Forest Park is highly regarded by walkers and mountain bikers and it is one of a number of attractions across the county borough bringing visitors to this area. We want to offer the best possible facilities not just for our visitors but also for our own residents.”