Leighton Buzzard artist paints beautiful mural in The Pantry’s cafe garden

Talented Leighton Buzzard artist Willow Beggs has painted a beautiful mural at The Pantry to brighten up the community.
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Cafe customers have been admiring the colourful new mural with their family and friends, with the piece bringing some much-needed cheer to the town centre post-lockdown.

Owner Tina Deane was inspired to contact Willow after seeing her ‘Thank You NHS’ painting on the gates of The Black Lion pub, and is delighted with the result.

Tina said: “Everyone has loved it. It’s had such a good reaction.

Left: Willow and the mural. Right: the new garden.Left: Willow and the mural. Right: the new garden.
Left: Willow and the mural. Right: the new garden.

“We’ve had a whole new garden done at the top of The Pantry, so I wanted that theme and she also added the birds.

“We had a big reveal for the staff and they thought it was brilliant.”

As well as seeing some delicate painted birds, customers will also find four rescue finches at the cafe, and can admire an array of splendid flowers.

Tina and her staff have been delighted to welcome customers back now that restrictions have eased, and furry friends are welcome too - Willow has also finished a cute canine painting for the dog bowl station!