A POPULAR sandwich and coffee shop in Taunton has been sold to new owners, the current owners have announced.

The Wickets Coffee and Sandwich Bar on St James Street will close temporarily from Thursday, June 6, and will reopen under new ownership on Monday, June 17.

Owners Emily and Barbs assured loyal customers that the business will continue to operate as it does currently, and it has been sold to a local couple.

In an announcement, the pair said: "To all our loyal and wonderful customers, the time has come for our Wickets journey to come to an end.

"We have sold the business to a local couple who are going to keep things the way they are and carry on with the Wickets just as you know and love it.

"We will be closing the shop on Thursday, June 6, to handover and reopen again on Monday, June 17 with the new owners in place.

"We hope you continue to support them as you have us and make them as welcome!

"We have loved every minute and your continued support from each and every one of you has been invaluable.

"You have made our dreams come true and we will be forever grateful."