Couple running business at the age of just 24

Chris Dennington and Robyn Childe, the new owners of The Wolds Coffee House and Tea Rooms.
Chris Dennington and Robyn Childe, the new owners of The Wolds Coffee House and Tea Rooms.

Two young entrepreneurs from Pocklington are raising a cuppa to taking over the running of a popular cafe in the town.

Christopher Dennington and his partner Robyn Childe, of Kilnwick Close, have taken charge of The Wolds Coffee House and Tea Rooms, on Waterloo Lane.

The pair, who are just 24-years-old, recently took over the running of the business from the owners - Richard and Margaret George. Margaret will still be working at the business two to three days a week.

Christopher and Robyn are looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead. Christopher said: “It is fairly daunting but exciting as well.

“It is always something we have wanted to do - running our own business. We have been looking for a business around the area and this opportunity came up.

“We’re very exited about running our first business together.”
The pair previously worked at Judson’s bar, on Market Place, Pocklington, where Christopher was front of house manager and Robyn was restaurant manager. Christopher has also worked at the KP golf club in Kilnwick Percy. Despite their young age, the pair are confident they have the business know-how to be successful. Christopher added: “It is good to be possibly the youngest couple running a business in Pocklington.

“I think we have the experience and determination to successfully run the cafe.”
The couple have grown up and spent most of their lives in the Pocklington area. When asked what their plans are for the cafe, Christopher explained: “We are going to change the business slightly, but not too much. We want to keep the current customers happy, and we have already increased the opening hours and are now open on Sundays.”