NEW tenants have been appointed to take over the lease of the Fremington Quay café.

Young North Devon couple Charlotte Lock and her partner Paul Duffy were revealed as the winning bidders by Fremington Parish Council on Friday.

They currently run the Cranford Inn at St Giles-in-the-Wood near Torrington and will be well known to many in the area, as Charlotte’s father Steve Lock is a well known local publican.

The 10-year lease includes the café, adjoining accommodation and quay warden duties.

It has been a troubled few weeks for the café, which was hit by vandalism and the departure of previous tenant Sue Harty and her family.

The council announced the results of the tender process on Friday, after opening and assessing the five sealed bids in the presence of solicitors.