MBE For Ma Weston - Bosherston

Mrs Weston with her letter from the Cabinet Office informing her of the award © John Eales
Mrs Weston with her letter from the Cabinet Office informing her of the award
© John Eales
The infamous Ma Weston, owner of the Olde Worlde Cafe, Bosherston, Pembroke has received an MBE in the Queen's birthday honours list.

Ma Weston, real name Violet Susannah Weston, has for seventy years kept Pembroke's climbers topped up with cream teas and brews and is in this way responsible for some of the hardest routes in Range East.

Mrs Weston is now 87 years old and has been serving tea since she was 17.

"Every climber who has been to Pembroke is certain to have stopped at Mrs Weston's cafe and enjoyed her hospitality and tea cakes. She is as much a part of Pembroke for climbers as Huntsman's Leap!"

Commented Alan James, co-author of the forthcoming Rockfax guide to Pembroke.

Ma Weston © Mikey Robertson
Ma Weston
© Mikey Robertson
Mrs Weston's MBE reads:

Violet Susannah, Mrs WESTON Proprietor, Olde Worlde Café, Bosherston.
For services to the Hospitality and Tourist Industries in Pembrokeshire.

Thanks go to John Eales of the Climber's Club for this report and photograph

Tim Emmett and Neil Gresham at Ma Weston's Cafe, Bosherston © Mikey Robertson
Tim Emmett and Neil Gresham at Ma Weston's Cafe, Bosherston
© Mikey Robertson

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15 Jun, 2009
Well done and thanks for the nomination long over due recognition well deserved . Introduced our eldest girls this time last year .... they were impressed and bemused at the pricing structure ... you will know what I mean ... if you have ordered odd combos and paid more than the person next to you for the same meal ... The girls came away very happy ... Keep up the good work see you soon
15 Jun, 2009
Good news, she is an institution. Needs the next new route done to be named in her honour - "Toast, Tea, MBE"
15 Jun, 2009
Congratulations Ma Weston, just wondering why she is infamous. Does she put something in the tea?
15 Jun, 2009
Just think - she would be a dame by now if ever she had cooking breakfasts as well.
16 Jun, 2009
Have to agree, Ive been there twice out of necessity (couldnt find any food in the morning close). The food was expensive, small in quantity and pretty rank. Not something i would expect an award of an MBE for. cheers Tim
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