Over the last fortnight our readers have been nominating the top 10 takeaways in Stroud, and for the next week we’ll be profiling each of them so you can choose the Stroud News & Journal Best Takeaway 2021 winner.

Felt Café is the fourth business we are profiling this week, which opened as a takeaway last year.

It has been owned by Claire Brody since 2019, who said the pandemic has been a rollercoaster for her business, with different restrictions demanding repeated changes to her business model.

She settled on takeaways in May, selling bagels, cakes, crepes, hot and cold drinks and daily specials, as well as a Friday evening tapas takeout once a month.

Asked how important takeaways were to the business, she said: “Takeaways are the business. If we couldn’t do takeaways we wouldn’t have been able to open.”

She said she would be ecstatic and shocked if she won Stroud News & Journal Best Takeaway 2021 and was grateful to have been one of the top 10 nominated.

“I am so excited, we’re a new business, we only opened just over a year ago, it’s exceptionally exciting.”

If you think Felt Cafe should be crowned the best takeaway in Stroud, you can vote for them using the voting coupon in this week’s paper (Wednesday, February 24).

Or take a look at the other restaurants we've profiled this week here: 

Once you've got your coupon, simply post it to: Stroud News & Journal Best Takeaway, Redhill House, 227 London Road, Worcester WR5 2JG.

Or you can leave the coupon with the restaurant you voted for when you collect your takeaway.

Or you can drop it through the letter box of the Stroud News and Journal office in Landsdown Road, Stroud, GL5 1BE, near the library. 

Voting ends on March 7, 2021.