The people perspective: Kaye Le Page
Britain is a nation of tea lovers, and tea is still the drink of choice for millions of us. A walk in the countryside often includes stopping off to refuel in a traditional tea room or café with tea and home-made cake and sandwiches. Springslade Lodge lying on the western side of Cannock Chase is an ideal starting place for walkers, cyclists and horse riders to explore the Chase and then recuperate in the comfortable Tea Room and private garden. Camping is available too!
How would you describe your business, and what is the story of your relationship with Cannock Chase?
We are a family run business using local produce to make and create food for all on our site, everything is homemade! We employ local young talented youth to support our core team of 6 members of mature dedicated staff who deal with the weekday business. With my background of lecturing I feel I have trained over 300 under youth in my business.
We have a regular following of customers many of whom have been visiting us for the last 20 years. All our clientele are important to us and we pride ourselves in our customer service. We enjoy listening and talking to our customers, who like to remind us constantly why Cannock Chase is a place to spend time and enjoy.
We are mindful of why it is vital to preserve the beauty of the Chase and we try to instil our values to all our customers.
How would you say your business benefits from its location and relationship with Cannock Chase?
The Chase is on our doorstep and we are so lucky to have all types of customers passing by on foot, car, bike and more as a result of our location!
We have respect for ‘The Chase’, so it’s a natural relationship.
How would you describe Cannock Chase to someone who has never visited?
‘Time amongst the trees is never wasted'. Spend an hour on The Chase and it will truly make you feel at peace.