NHS nurses turned café owners have enjoyed a successful start to their new venture.

Cafe Valais is open for business at the Old Dairy Farm in Wincham.

New managers Jane and Neil Higgins couldn’t be more pleased with how the opening weekend went.

They said: “Wow, what a weekend! Absolutely shattered but delighted to have had such a wonderful response to our new business venture.

“We were honestly overwhelmed by the support from friends, family, colleagues from our previous working lives and not least the people who didn’t know us but took time out of their own busy schedules to come and allow us the opportunity to show what we’re about.

“We wanted to sincerely thank each and every one of you for making the whole experience so memorable for us hope to see you again soon!”

Back in February, the Old Dairy Farm on Green Lane announced via social media that its cafe would be closing 'permanently'.

Fast forward three months and it’s a very different picture, having reopened on Saturday (May 4) under a new name – Cafe Valais.

New managers Jane and Neil have lived in the local area their entire lives and recently retired from nursing, having collectively served the NHS for more than 70 years.

It has been a long term ambition for Jane, who is looking forward to offering 'affordable, quality comfort food'.

“A little something to expect when you come to visit Cafe Valais is a warm friendly welcome and hearty wholesome foods freshly made daily,” she added.

On the menu are a range of breakfast options, sandwiches, cakes, waffles and specials as well as hot and cold drinks, including Oreo and Biscoff milkshakes.

It is also dog friendly, with ‘puppacinos’ on offer too.

Cafe Valais, named after the farm’s rare Valais Blacknose sheep, opens Friday through Sunday.