A husband and wife team set to open a new café in an Ipswich park have said they are "so excited" to get started. 

Jon Shapcott and Sarah Quinton will be launching the Bishops Café and Tearoom in Holywells Park. 

The duo - who have agreed to let the kiosk and stable block with Ipswich Borough Council, have ambitious plans that will see the Café provide visitors with a welcome rest stop to enjoy a range of cakes and refreshments.

Ipswich Star: The café will be established in Holywells Park. Credit: Newsquest The café will be established in Holywells Park. Credit: Newsquest (Image: Newsquest)

Alongside the Café and Tearoom, Bishops Parlour will be opening in the Kiosk near to the play area, and will serve hot and cold snacks, drinks, plus an array of ice creams and slushies.

Sarah Quinton, owner of Bishops said: "We lived near to Holywells Park for many years so know the area well and are over the moon to be fulfilling our dreams of running our businesses here."

Bishops Café and Tearoom will be opening daily from 8:30am from next week, while Bishops Parlour will be opening daily from 10am to 3pm from April 8.

Following the launch of these businesses, there are plans to open a dog grooming parlour in part of the stables area, where dog owners can relax with a coffee while their pets are pampered.

The plans also include an area for educational and community use.

"We have young children and a dog, so we understand what families visiting the park will need," added Sarah.

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"It’s so exciting to bring the stables back to life as a community area, working with Ipswich Borough Council, Suffolk Wildlife Trust and the Friends of Holywells Park.

"Working together we can make the most of what this beautiful award-winning park offers."

Bean Wass & Boss, now merged with Clarke & Simpson, supported Ipswich Borough Council to achieve this letting.