Tripadvisor names Saffron Walden tea room in top 10% of businesses worldwide

Lesley Elder, owner of Tea Amo with her TripAdvisor award. Photo: Supplied by Lesley Elder.

Lesley Elder, owner of Tea Amo with her TripAdvisor award. Photo: Supplied by Lesley Elder. - Credit: Supplied by Lesley Elder

A Saffron Walden business has won a Travellers’ Choice award from Tripadvisor, putting it in the top 10 percent of businesses reviewed worldwide on the platform.

Lesley Elder, owner of Tea Amo with her TripAdvisor award. Photo: Supplied by Lesley Elder.

Lesley Elder, owner of Tea Amo with her TripAdvisor award. Photo: Supplied by Lesley Elder. - Credit: Supplied by Lesley Elder

Tea Amo tea room in the town centre got the award as they consistently earn good reviews. Lesley Elder, director of Tea Amo, said: “They emailed me and I received the award a couple of days ago. They gave me a certificate.

“It was a complete surprise.

“They put me in the same category as the Colosseum in Rome.”

Louise Scutt-Richter, manager at Saffron Walden Business Improvement District, said the achievement is “amazing”.

Lesley Elder, owner of Tea Amo, in the outdoors seating area. Photo: Andra Maciuca.

Lesley Elder, owner of Tea Amo, in the outdoors seating area. Photo: Andra Maciuca. - Credit: Andra Maciuca

She said: “We love Lesley, she is such a brilliant owner. We are really proud of her. She runs such a brilliant tea shop and it’s so popular, and she’s got a lot of personality. She’s got delicious food.

“It’s well, well deserved. She is such a brilliant person to work with, she loves Saffron Walden and is passionate about what she does.”

Lesley Elder, owner of Tea Amo, in the outdoors seating area, not far from people queueing for takea

Lesley Elder, owner of Tea Amo, in the outdoors seating area, not far from people queueing for takeaway food. Photo: Andra Maciuca. - Credit: Andra Maciuca

A happy Lesley at Tea Amo in Saffron Walden as businesses reopened. Picture: Celia Barlett Photograp

A happy Lesley at Tea Amo in Saffron Walden as businesses reopened. Picture: Celia Barlett Photography - Credit: Celia Bartlett

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