WORKS at two cafés in Weston-super-Mare “will be starting soon” as the new operator gets the keys.

The Victorian Café and Clarence Park Café, which will be operated by The Food Hub, “should be open for business in time for the summer season,” North Somerset Council said.

An update shared through the Weston Seafront Facebook page read: “Updates on the Victorian Café and Clarence Park Café.

“The Food Hub – the operator for both spaces – has been given the keys today. “Essential works will be starting at both sites soon.

“Both cafés should hopefully be open for business in time for the summer season.”

Clarence Park CaféClarence Park Café (Image: Clarence Park Café)

Back in May, when the operator was found for both cafes, the council said The Food Hub will be investing in and improving the café as well as running it.

Councillor Mike Solomon, North Somerset Council’s executive member for culture and leisure who is responsible for seafronts, parks, and concessions, said: “Clarence Park Café is one of the community’s best-loved concessions in Weston-super-Mare, and there was fierce competition for this lease.

“Following a thorough selection process, I’m delighted to confirm that The Food Hub has been chosen to run Clarence Park Café.

“This news comes hot on the heels of the announcement that The Food Hub have also been selected to operate the Victorian Café, on Weston’s seafront.”

Laurence Pratt, owner of The Food Hub, said: "We are delighted to have been awarded the lease for both The Clarence and The Victorian.

“During our time running the Bay Café at the Tropicana, we have gained a reputation for excellent customer care and outstanding food and look forward to continuing this at our two new establishments.

“We're looking forward to welcoming familiar faces and new customers to experience our culinary delights.

“We will continue as operators of the Bay Café at the Tropicana until it temporarily closes in early September, due to investment in the Tropicana from the Levelling Up Fund.

“Our hope is to open The Clarence and The Victorian in time for the summer holidays.”