An Isle of Wight town centre cafe is to close for the final time next month, it has been announced.

The family behind the Walled Garden Cafe, on Holyrood Street, Newport, has posted a farewell to customers on Facebook.

Owned by the Ince family, the cafe first opened in November 2019, just before Covid hit.

Cynthia said high rises in the cost of electricity, food supplies, and "the never-ending" hike in parking charges, as well as the loss of shops in the town, are to blame.

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The sad loss of husband and fellow owner, Murray Ince, earlier this year, has also contributed to the decision to close.

A post said: "We would like to thank our faithful and supportive regulars, including two ladies who have sat in our garden every week throughout the years in rain, hail, wind and sun, we will miss you all!

"Thank you to our staff past and present, we’ve had some mad moments and a lot of laughs!"

Daughter Laura Ince, who also works in the cafe, will be running her own business, Laura’s Cake and Tea Service.

She can be contacted on 07769972629 or by emailing

All of the cafe's 1940s wartime memorabilia, which has been donated over the years, will be going to a museum.

The cafe will close for the last time on October 28.

The post added: "In Vera Lynn’s words: 'We’ll meet again, don’t know where, don’t know when'."