A NEW dessert shop selling traditional sweet treats has opened in a town centre.

The Pudding Box on Church Street, Accrington, is the creation of mum-of-one Elaine George.

Designed with a retro theme, it offers old-fashioned classics including bread pudding, spotted dick, sticky toffee pudding, jam roly-poly, as well as cupcakes, waffles and pancakes.

Owner Ms George, 49, from Accrington, said: “I’ve wanted my own cafe for a good few years and I’ve been baking for a long time.

“I’ve made the cafe so it’s old-style, retro and old fashioned. I don’t think there’s anything like this in Accrington.

“I just want it to be a place for anyone to come in and have a chat and I won’t be having Wi-Fi as that’s what I want people to do.”

Ms George said it took her about a month to revamp the empty shop with the help of her 21-year-old daughter Abbie George.

She said: “I believed the shop used to be an old Specsavers and also a clothing and alterations store.

“So we’ve changed the changing rooms at the back into a kitchen, put in tables and chairs, a new carpet, and also put signs and pictures up on the walls, so it’s got a real retro-style feel to it which is what I want.”

Also on the menu are drinks including tea, coffee and milkshakes while the store offers a takeaway and delivery service.

The shop also sells halal sweet cone bags and puddings.

The Pudding Box opens Monday to Saturday, from 10am to 6pm and Sunday from 1pm to 6pm.

For more information, search The Pudding Box on Facebook.