Tea room owner invites Canaries for breakfast

Jack Cook and Alex hardy at Roy Lee's Tea Room in Loddon where they are inviting the Norwich City pl

Jack Cook and Alex hardy at Roy Lee's Tea Room in Loddon where they are inviting the Norwich City players down for breakfastPhoto by Simon Finlay. - Credit: Archant Norfolk

The owner of a popular Loddon tea room has invited the entire Norwich City squad to visit her cafe for a free breakfast before the end of the season in a bid to boost morale and show her support for the Canaries.

Caroline Dwen, who has run Rosy Lee's Tea Room for almost 15 years, also believes her café is lucky after it was named one of the best tea rooms in the country by The Times, and hopes some of her luck could rub off on the Norwich players.

Norwich City take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday before their last game of the season at Carrow Road against Arsenal on May 11. They desperately need to pick up points to escape relegation.

Mrs Dwen said: 'I'm a Norwich fan, one of my waiters Jack is a die-hard Norwich fan and all our customers are Norwich fans.

'Recently everyone has been a bit down and disappointed with the results, but we want to show the players how much support there is for them, not just in Loddon but in the whole of Norfolk.


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'It would be lovely if they came to visit us for breakfast, and I know it would make a lot of local fans very happy. To a lot of our older customers football is such a big part of their lives and they look forward to watching it every week.'

Mrs Dwen has contacted the club to invite the players,.

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Although her tea room is famous for its full English breakfast, Mrs Dwen said she would be happy to offer the players a healthier alternative to fit in with their pre-match diets.

She said: 'We just want to do anything we can to help them stay in the Premier League.

'After being named seventh best tea room in the country I think my cafe has a little sparkle of luck, and I'd like to give my luck to the players.

'Even if they don't come we just want to make sure they all know how much we are behind them.'

Mrs Dwen said her favourite player is Canary striker Gary Hooper, while 20-year-old Jack Cook, who works part time at the tea rooms and has a home and away season ticket, said he would most like to meet goalkeeper John Ruddy.

Norwich City are currently third above bottom in the league, just one point above Fulham and two points above bottom team Cardiff.

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