It's a family affair for new bistro owners

After a number of years working in the hospitality industry, a Louth family have set up their own bistro in the town centre.

Bree Axton, Lloyd Axton and Jack Rance, the new owners of Archie's.

The Axton family, with dad Lloyd Axton, daughter Bree Axton and her partner Jack Rance, have officially opened Archie’s Cafe and Bistro in Louth, in the cafe previously called Jassie’s, located on Pawnshop Passage.

Bree said: “It’s been going really well so far, we’ve had some great feedback from people and we’ve got plans for the future too.”

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Archie’s is named after Bree and Jack’s son Archie, who had his second birthday on May 7.

Owning their own bistro is something the family has always wanted to do, Bree explained, and when the opportunity came to take over the bistro which was formerly Jassie’s last year, they jumped at the chance.

With years of experience in the hospitality industry between them, Bree and Jack thought now was the time to seize the opportunity, and dad Lloyd left his job as a landscaper at Woodthorpe Garden Centre to join them in their venture.

"IT’s been a really straightforward start so far and we’re so grateful to everyone for their help,” Bree added.

Archie’s officially opened on April 2, and not only offers a breakfast menu but also a delicious range of pizzas for a lunchtime treat – all using locally-sourced products from local businesses.

Fridays and Saturdays offer a pizza deal, with two pizzas and a bottle of wine or two beers for £25 (running from 5pm to 8pm).

For those with a smaller appetite, a light bites menu is available 12noon until 3pm with a choice of paninis and sandwiches, and their breakfast menu offers a choice of a traditional cooked breakfast right through to a range of pancakes, running from 9am to 12noon (until 2pm on Sundays).

The family has big plans for Archie’s and now they officially have received their alcohol license, they also offer a range of cocktails and spirits for those boozy lunches.

In the next few weeks, Bree said that they hope to be able to offer brunches at Archie’s as well.

Archie’s is open Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 4pm, and from 9am to 9pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

To find out more, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/jassiesoflouth/ or on Instagram at @ArchiesLouth