Living with a disability can be incredibly tough, but there are those who choose not to be defined by their condition. Halesowen businesswoman Gemma Pedley is such a person. She has chosen to take control of her life and chase her dreams despite her illness. Last year, at the age of 25, Gemma opened the The English Rose Tearoom despite living with Autism since the age of 14.
Monday to Saturday Gemma and the team serves a delicious selection of breakfasts, lunches and afternoon teas. The selection of cakes are certainly something special and they’re already winning fans. Simply check out the Facebook feed to see some of the wonderful comments.
Gemma is truly an inspiration, not only is she running a successful tea room, she’s also using her premises to give back. The English Rose Tearoom regularly hosts Autism West Midland’s meetings, local Guide Dogs sessions, charity bake sales and much more. The venue is also becoming popular for birthday parties, baby showers, hen do’s and family occassions.
Gemma commented, “This is something I have always wanted to do since being a little girl. Growing up with autism has been quite stressful and challenging throughout my childhood and teenage years, and I never thought I could achieve anything. I’ve overcome so many fears and learnt so much about myself. I’m really proud of what we’ve achieved this year.”
The English Rose Tearoom Opening Hours
- Monday 9:30am-3:30pm
- Tuesday 9:30am-3:30pm
- Wednesday 9:30am-3:30pm
- Thursday 9:30am-3:30pm
- Friday 9:30am-3:30pm
- Saturday 9:30am-4:00pm