Booths are delighted to open a new café at Clitheroe: Café 1847, named after the date Booths was founded as coffee and tea merchants in Blackpool. The newly reimagined cafe is a celebration of great coffee, expertly blended tea and delicious food, freshly made using seasonal and local ingredients, served with a warm, northern welcome.

Store manager Nicola Balshaw explains, “We’re delighted to add Café 1847 as part of our extensive store refurbishment. The new space is warm and welcoming, and we want customers to feel special the moment they arrive. It’s all about the details, from the aroma of freshly ground coffee to a colouring page and special “proper food menu” for little ones.”

Nicola continued, “The new café pays homage to the Booths long history and expertise as coffee and tea merchants. We still roast and and blend our own coffee and tea inhouse, bringing 175 years of passion and expertise to every cup we make. The décor is filled with photos from the Booths archive, sharing the story of this much-loved family business.”

The newly developed menu champions the best of Booths. Making the most of seasonal and local produce where possible, customers can enjoy specialities such as the1847 Signature Breakfast, Booths Ploughman’s Lunch, artisan sandwiches, strawberry cream tea, and a range of cakes from Lathams of Broughton and Cakehead.  Café 1847 is also introducing “Little Foodies”, a menu specifically designed for smaller appetites. Featuring a range of little brunches, lunches, desserts, and shakes, it encourages discovery of the unique ingredients that make Booths special and the origins of where our food comes from.

“We’ve really tried to think about the little details that make a difference to a meal, right down to our children’s colouring page that features our newly named lion character, Dandy, which was named by our customers. Our colleagues have been on extensive training programmes and hospitality skills workshops to deliver truly top-notch service.

This is the first phase of our exciting new store format and I know customers are going to love using the café as part their trip to Booths and it will truly become part of the local community,  said Nicola.

Since 1847, Booths have worked hard to engage with the wider community and develop partnerships with suppliers, producers, schools and like-minded organisations. Café 1847 will welcome customers and community groups to socialise and catch up over a cup of coffee, in an inviting and friendly environment. The new café also creates endless opportunities for events and new experiences to take place.

Booths are hosting a series of special events this autumn that celebrate great food and drink, from artisan Italian cheese and wine pairings to special sherry tasting events, Booths is here to share their love of food. Book your place here:




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