A POPULAR coffee shop will serve its last orders in February, after facing "various challenges."

Coffee Nut will close its permanent shop, which is based at Enham Arch Retail Park, in February.

Ryan and Megan Anscombe had always dreamed of one day owning their own coffee shop, but because of the logistics involved said it wouldn't be feasible.

The couple began renovating a vintage horse box in 2021 and when presented with the opportunity to buy another, they snapped it up.

They converted both of the trailers into mobile coffee shops, and since May 2023 one of these has been a permanent fixture at Enham Arch Retail Park.

The announcement doesn't spell the end for the business as a whole, however, a statement was released on social media, which reads:

"Firstly, we'd like to apologise for our unusual and inconsistent opening times recently. Things become difficult in the cold weather when you're operating off-grid.

"We have also been taking some time to review the last 7 months. We’ve been blown away by everyone’s support - thank you so much.

"However, it is with sadness that we have to let you know that we will be closing our shop on Enham Arch Retail Park. This difficult decision comes as a response to various challenges that we’ve faced which, ultimately, have encouraged us to take a step back and reprioritise. Our last day on the park will be Sunday 18th February.

"Don’t worry though - we’ll still be around for various local events (and some further afield), including the Second Sunday Markets from March, so you’ll still be able to get your fix of Coffee Nut coffee. Anyone that has a loyalty or unspent gift card will be able to redeem them at any of these. Just show them as normal when you order your drink. Keep your eyes on our socials to stay up to date.

"As we wind down we’ll be open Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-4pm until the 18th February.

"We’d just like to thank you all once again and look forward to seeing you soon."