A beautiful retro 1950s-inspired tea room offers tea and cakes served on fine vintage china.

Vintage Teas has opened a brand-new café offer at Lock 29 at Castle Quay shopping centre in Banbury.

The tearoom, founded by Heidi Rushby, opened last weekend, exactly 12 months after opening with a much smaller outlet in Lock29.

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Customers can tuck into a range of cream teas, afternoon teas, cakes, home-made sausage rolls and scones which are available to eat in or take away.

There is a colourful seating area where customers can enjoy their tea and cakes served on fine china.

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As the summer months approach the seasonal menu will be expanding with a selection of homemade flans and new varieties of popular favourites.

For those wanting to recreate the look in their own home, Vintage Teas also sells matching tea sets from Bombay Duck.

Lock29, which has an industrial vibe and is set on the lock on the Oxford Canal, hosts an increasing number of street food and independent traders and has an in-house bar on the waterfront.

Heidi Rushby said: “I feel like Lock 29 is the hub of the town centre now and has so much to offer, there’s such a great atmosphere - especially at the weekends.

"It has really helped me to start and grow my business, so I hope that I can contribute to making it look good and bring in even more customers.”