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About Onward Enterprises @ The Parlour

Onward Enterprises CIC has been supporting adults with learning difficulties, on the autism spectrum and with enduring mental health issues since 1990 within realistic work settings offering people the opportunity to learn work skills in a safe and supportive environment whilst providing services to industry and community.


2019 saw Onward Enterprises move into the hospitality world with the opening of Onward Enterprises @ The Parlour. The Parlour, a tearooms with a difference, offers individuals the opportunity to learn aspects of the hospitality sector and to gain experience and qualifications that are recognised within the industry.

In the summer of 2019 we took over the cafe / tearooms at The Exchange Vintage & Antiques Centre, Harleston at the heart of the Waveney Valley. We opened our doors in November of 2019 offering our diners a range of delicious open sandwiches, scrumptious treats and a range of drinks and specials to suite all. 

Onward Enterprises is a Community Interest Company which means our primary aim is not profit. As an organisation we provide opportunities to the people who attend our services which include organising and supporting an annual holiday to Butlin's, Skegness as well as the Onward Players who with an integrated cast and crew put on our acclaimed annual pantomime. 


What People Have Said


M Tyler

"Oh my goodness we've just enjoyed afternoon tea at The Parlour and I would highly recommend it to anybody! The staff are warm and welcoming, the food was great value and it all tasted delicious plus its such a lovely setting for an afternoon to sit and relax... We will be back!


M Hickford

"The Parlour is a great place to relax and have a coffee and a bite to eat, delicious food too. The staff are great and friendly, I am looking forward to sitting outside in the newly refurbished garden area very soon."


M ArtertonCobb

"A wonderful tea rooms with delicious food always. The Parlour has given  Liam an opportunity to gain experience in so many areas. He loves to meet and greet the wonderful people who visit."

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