Chloe Wheeler, owner of The Hideaway Cafe, said: “We are focusing on catering for humans, kids but also, in particular dogs so we will end up having a dog grooming salon, a photography studio as well and then people can sit and have a coffee, they can have their dog groomed and they can always go into the photography studio as welll for a little photoshoot.
"I have another little dog business where I make natural handmade treats, I’ve got a harness selection so ever since I started doing that, my family and I always thought it would be a good idea to branch out a bit more. We never thought it would actually happen and it has happened so it is just the progression from that really.
"It’s very much a family business so there’s a few of us involved – we are very accessible and we have loads of space so we very warmly welcome pushchairs, wheelchairs, walkers, many many dogs – so we are very open and accessible so do pop by.”
The cafe also offers numerous community events including wine tasting, wreath making and bauble making workshops.
The sight of a couple strolling through the idyllic Somerset countryside, both shod in wellington boots and walking a dog on a leash, would not cause a second glance to most. But on this occasion, this is not any dog and the man walking her is not just any owner. He is Bath and England scrum-half Ben Spencer, alongside his wife Jordan, and they are joined by their “beloved” Zola, an American XL Bully.
Deep discounts on everything from beauty products and toys to electronics during the Thanksgiving weekend enticed U.S. shoppers to splurge about $38 billion online, signaling a strong holiday shopping season even as economic uncertainty swirled. Online consumer spending jumped 7.8% during Cyber Week, or the five days from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday, according to data from Adobe Analytics, outstripping initial expectations for a 5.4% rise. In the lead-up to the crucial shopping season, industry forecasters, including Deloitte and retailers like Walmart and Macy's warned of cautious consumer spending due to sticky inflation constrained budgets.