A POPULAR cafe in Cirencester is to close for a month to allow for an exciting expansion.

Changes at the Corinium Museum in Cirencester have been extended to Jack’s Tearoom and Kitchen with the addition of an outdoor dining space at the back of the café.

To allow for the dining space to be added, the Black Jack Street favourite will close between February 25 and March 18.

As part of the refurbishment, a door will be put into the back of the ‘Secret Street’ part of the business that will lead to a new landscaped garden area that will be in the museum itself.

The addition of the garden area will give diners a view of the new look and displays at the museum, including the famous Roman ‘hare mosaic’.

The famous coffee haunt will come back bigger and better than ever,” promised director Rob Goves.

“We have had a great reception and welcome so far and we think this will only add to what we have created.

“The temporary closure will allow us to carry out some work on the menu, giving it a spring, summer feel while keeping the great cakes and teas that it is famous for.”

Work is currently taking place in the museum where they are adding a new Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age and Early Roman interactive galleries.

The cafe re-opened its doors in November under the guidance and running of caterers Relish.