After being made redundant in 2019, Mary wanted a change. Rather than staring at a screen every day, she turned to something that brought her joy; people and coffee. Inspired by the quaint coffee shop vibes of neighbouring Winchester, Mary sought to open her own coffee shop. In no time at all, she opened Willows, the town centre’s first dog-friendly coffee shop named after her own loveable pup, and supported fellow coffee
lovers and crafters throughout the pandemic.
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