Couple to leave business after 24-years

Ellie Mae's Bistro Sold on to new owners, pictured Angela Allen  & Paul Barratt who are retiring NBFP PA1329-1

Ellie Mae's Bistro Sold on to new owners, pictured Angela Allen & Paul Barratt who are retiring NBFP PA1329-1

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A well-loved restaurant will change hands after a 24-year stint by the current managers.

Paul Barratt, 55, and his partner Angela Allen, 63, have run Ellie Mae’s of High Street in Bridlington’s Old Town, after moving to the town in the late 1980s.

The restaurant has been sold and is planned to be taken over by new owners on Monday 22 July.

Mr Barratt, who is originally from Biggleswade in Bedfordshire, said: “We just want to slow down our pace of life. We have got a family and want to see more of our grandchildren.

“I think running any business in Bridlington is tough but running a restaurant is hard. We have enjoyed it immensely, it has been great.

“We love Bridlington, we love the area and the Old Town. We have been supported so well by the Old Town. We want to thank all our customers for all their support and thought for our business. We will be really sad to go.”

Ellie Mae’s, which is said to date back to the Victorian era, currently employs six part time staff.

The pair plan to spend much of their time in Cyprus, where they have a property, and with their family.