ONE of Bury's favourite tearooms has announced it is making a comeback after the lockdown - with a new look.

The owners Leckenby's, in Mill Gate shopping centre, will be throwing open their doors again for the first time on Tuesday after the coronavirus outbreak.

Customers have been told that the outfit is also taking part in the government's new 'Eat Out to Help Out' scheme, designed to give the hospitality industry a much-needed boost after the enforced shutdown.

A spokesman said: "Regular customers will see a new look tearoom, with a newly-laid floor, new ceiling and lighting and a total redecoration. On top of this, the whole premises have undergone a thorough deep cleaning.

"Staff are looking forward to returning and welcoming our customers, old and new. Safety measures have been put in place such as hand sanitisers, staff temperature testing, laminated menus and tracing through name and telephone number slips."

Bosses say that every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, under the Eat Out to Help Out initiative, there will be a 50 per cent reduction in the cost of food and non-alcoholic drinks up to a maximum of £10 per person.

And the management have also devised their own promotion as a 'welcome back' offer, with each customer receiving a numbered ticket for a prize draw, to take place in early September.

The premises, formerly known as Chocoholics, were first opened in 1997 by Jean Leckenby and Tony Cunningham.