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Keeping cool this summer: Ice cream seller opens new cafe in Clayhall

PUBLISHED: 10:49 13 July 2015 | UPDATED: 10:49 13 July 2015

A new tea room opening in Clayhall Park, for afternoon tea and ice cream.
Owner Martin Goodman, with Cllr Dev Sharma.

A new tea room opening in Clayhall Park, for afternoon tea and ice cream. Owner Martin Goodman, with Cllr Dev Sharma.

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Martin Goodman is all smiles as he shares a cup of tea with Cllr Dev Sharman, during the launch of his new venture Clayhall Park Ice-Cream and Tea Parlour.

A new tea room opening in Clayhall Park, for afternoon tea and ice cream.
Owner Martin Goodman, with his wife Lorriane.A new tea room opening in Clayhall Park, for afternoon tea and ice cream. Owner Martin Goodman, with his wife Lorriane.

The 67-year-old owner of Goodies Ices Ltd, who has sold ice-cream inside Clayhall Park for 28 years, entertained thirty councillors and friends, before the official opening last week.

The modern eatery will sell twelve different flavours of ice-cream, coffees, afternoon teas, scones, paninis and soft drinks.

The Clayhall Park Ice-Cream and Tea Parlour is not the first restaurant opened by Martin Goodman and his wife Lorraine, who have vast experience in the restaurant business.

But the businessman revealed his motive for opening the tea parlour is to bring the community together.

Mr Goodman said: “Clayhall Park is an upmarket area where Jews, Asians and other nationalities live together peacefully. I wanted to open a business which would be a hub for the community, where locals can sit, relax, eat, drink and talk.”


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