New Owner Announced for The Original Pasty House

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Warm and welcoming atmosphere

The Original Pasty House was founded almost twenty years ago with branches in Tavistock and Plymouth. 

Nigel and Janet Eadie, the current owners, announced in September 2022 that they were planning to retire to enjoy time with their family and fulfil travel ambitions.

It’s recently been announced that The Original Pasty House is being taken over by Devon Food & Drink Retailer of the Year 2022/23 Emma Hookway, the proprietor of Kitchen@25, an award-winning delicatessen and bistro in Crediton, mid-Devon.

The Original Pasty House is an independent café and takeaway which first opened in the heart of Tavistock in 2003. It has been loved by locals for 20 years and in the summer of 2011 they opened the Plymouth branch.  

‘Janet and Nigel have always had a very ‘hands on’ role in the running of the business and I want to continue their great work,’ says new owner Emma. 

‘We shall maintain the warm and welcoming atmosphere in our cafes where everyone can enjoy a delicious cup of coffee and a traditional pasty, as well as contributing in any way we can to the local community and the areas in which we do business.’

‘40% of The Original Pasty House turnover is now deliveries in the Tavistock and Plymouth areas. The only change we plan to make is to expand the delivery area – which is something that I know will be a popular decision.’

Potential expansion plans to six Devon locations

Emma has exciting plans for The Original Pasty House with expansion potentially into six locations within Devon, developing a model to attend regional shows & provide much wider external catering and buffets. 

‘We are delighted to be handing over the reins to Emma Hookway,’ says Nigel and Janet. ‘She is the new breed of dynamic, entrepreneurial restaurant owners who has an exceptional business pedigree.’ 

‘We would like to like to thank our customers, staff and local supplies for the incredible loyalty and support they have all shown us over the past 20 years. We have tremendously enjoyed our time being part of this amazing business. Good luck Emma.’

Photography supplied courtesy of BJPR

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