A much-loved food stall on a Great Yarmouth industrial estate is calling it a day after 27 years.

Clovers Cuppas, based on Boundary Road on Harfrey's Industrial Estate, will cease trading on Friday. Owner Jo Partridge, 61, said that while she has enjoyed her time at the business, she wants to spend more time with her family.

Originally operating from a green hut further down the road by Jackie Clover in 1997, Ms Partridge joined the team later that year before buying the business in 2000 and relocating in 2016.

Great Yarmouth Mercury: Clovers Cuppas has been on Boundary Road for eight years.Clovers Cuppas has been on Boundary Road for eight years. (Image: James Weeds)"I have enjoyed it. It's not been like a job, really," Ms Partridge said. 

"I've made so many friends over the years, and people just pop along for a cup of tea and a chat. It's a nice place to be and I've seen people grow up from assistants to managers. 

"It's been really lovely to see."

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Great Yarmouth Mercury: Previously, Clovers Cuppas was based further down the road from 1997 until 2016.Previously, Clovers Cuppas was based further down the road from 1997 until 2016. (Image: Google)Working for 51 weeks out of the year for the past two decades, Ms Partridge said she decided to close after "falling out of love" with the business.

"The end of last year was the first time I didn't look forward to coming in," she said.

"I lost my son and his partner a few years back, and that's definitely changed my perspective. I just want a normal job, where I can have holidays off and spend time with my grandson."

Seeing many changes at Harfrey's - including the exit of much of the town's oil industry - Ms Partridge said her most popular menu items are bacon rolls and her chilli con carne using a secret family recipe.

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Great Yarmouth Mercury: Clovers Cuppas closes for good on Friday.Clovers Cuppas closes for good on Friday. (Image: James Weeds)"If I told you what was in it, I'd have to kill you," she laughed.

"It's still a busy area. But after the lockdowns, more people are using delivery services. And that, with the rising cost of living, is having an impact.

"But I don't sweat the small things anymore. I just want to spend time at home with the people who matter most to me."