A bakery, chocolatier and ice-cream shop in the city centre has announced its closure.

Harris and James is a Beccles-based cafe chain that expanded to open shops in Norwich and Holt in 2021.

The business first launched in 2015 but became particularly popular during the lockdowns when sweet-toothed customers would knock on the doors asking them to open.

Norwich Evening News: The closure noticeThe closure notice (Image: Newsquest)

The commercial manager had said at the time that the Norwich and Holt expansions were intended to cater to the post-pandemic rush of interest.

The chain gained national recognition in June when the Guardian named it one of the best places in the UK to get ice cream or gelato.

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But it has now announced the closure of its Norwich branch in Haymarket and the removal process is under way.

It is understood that it will be replaced by a pizzeria which will also serve Harris and James' gelato. 

Harris and James' menu can still be enjoyed at its other venues in Cromer, Holt, Sheringham, Aldeburgh, Southwold and Beccles.