Cafe owner hopes to pass on the mantle

Proprietor Sharon Mattinson pictured with her son Mark, the chef NNL-151105-172713001
Proprietor Sharon Mattinson pictured with her son Mark, the chef NNL-151105-172713001

The proprietor of a popular village cafe is hoping to find some like-minded Banbury ‘foodies’ to take over her business.

Sharon Mattinson is moving on from the Wild Damson Cafe in Cropredy following the death of her mother.

“I came back to the UK in 2013 from Cape Town, South Africa, to live with my mum in her last years.

“She died in February this year aged 88. I had less than two years with her but the time we shared together was very precious.

“It’s time for me to start a new chapter elsewhere and I will be selling the cafe as a going concern.

“I hope Banbury local foodies will pick up the reins and continue running Wild Damson Cafe,” she said.

Serving Cropredy, Banbury area villages, boaters on the Oxford Canal and the annual Fairport festival, the Wild Damson has become known as a little oasis of food and coffee during its 17-month existence.

During that time the cafe built up a good following and received favourable online reviews on popular travel advisor sites.

The cafe has been open on Friday and Saturday evenings for dinner service as well as during the daytimes.

Customers on Trip Advisor described it as ‘five-star dining’ and ‘a hidden gem.

To contact Ms Mattinson call 07806 655435.