NEW OWNERS of a popular Hedge End cafe have applied for an alcohol licence. 

The former Kettle and Cake site in Freegrounds Road is in the process of being transformed into Spring Tides.

This cafe is the sister of High Tides in Warsash and the owners hope to serve wine and bottles of beer with their food.

In the application, owner Alison Davanzo said: "I want to create the same attitude as our European neighbours where members of the public can enjoy a glass of wine with a bowl of pasta served in a conventional manner.

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"Permitting alcohol will enhance the eating experience in a civilised surroundings.

"The sale of alcohol is only a very small percentage of the service we provide."

It has been proposed that alcohol will only be on sale between the hours of 12 to 5pm. 

The council's licensing panel will discuss the application on Monday, May 16. 

A regular customer of the Warsash cafe say they "applaud" the owner's decision to open in Hedge End.

The customer said: "I fully support the application for Spring Tides to sell alcohol."

Another said: "I used to go to Kettle and Cake regularly and was disappointed when it closed. I am delighted to discover that new owners will be opening shortly."

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