Staff at Annie's Kitchen and Tea Rooms in Kimbridge Lane, Romsey were shocked to learn the business had gone into liquidation yesterday.
On Tuesday night owner David Ramos posted on Facebook 'It saddens me to inform you all that due to unforeseen circumstances Annie’s is closed. Sorry for any upset this may cause.
Thank you for all your efforts and I wish you all the very best for the future.'
A member of staff told Romsey & Villages "I couldn't believe it when I saw it on Facebook, this close to Christmas to find myself without a job and finding out this way is lousy."
A sign on the door of Annie's states: 'Annie's Kitchen & Tea Rooms is now closed. We are sorry for any inconvenience'. There is an email address for any customers who may have already paid deposits for future bookings so they can be refunded.