A TASTY new venture has been launched at Redditch's Forge Mill Needle Museum.

The museum has launched a partnership with popular local caterer Sally-Ann Harris, who will now be running the café franchise at Forge Mill under the trading name of Abbey Meadows Café Bar.

She is already well known in the town as she caters for Redditch Masonic Lodge.

A Forge Mill spokesman said: "We are extremely pleased to have Sally on board and as an introduction to the Forge Mill staff and volunteers she is preparing a vintage afternoon tea. A selection of savoury and sweet homemade treats will be served from tiered cake stands and our beverage drunk from mismatched china crockery.

"We have tasted her cake and have already declared it to be the best in Redditch. It’s so good she could easily win the Great British Bake Off."

The new venture will open to the public over the Mother's Day weekend, March 29 and 30.