Two former England footballers recently paid a visit to Datchet where they tucked in to breakfast at an old community favourite.

Nibbles, the café and shop in Manor House Lane, is celebrating its 21st year of serving cakes and coffee to the village this year and owner Cheryl Bohdjalian, 49, was delighted that they could add David Seaman and Lee Dixon to their list of clientele, having already welcomed pop star Robbie Williams.

She said: “We opened in 1996 and there were lots of people who told us that we weren’t going to last very long.

“When you look back it seems like an age ago, but I’m amazed we’re still open after all this time. I’m very proud of what we’ve achieved.

“We offer something different to what’s available in most places. There are so few independent, family-run businesses and I think it’s refreshing for people to see.”

She added: “We’ve had a few celebrities over the years. David and Lee were really nice and happy to chat to us. Both ordered a full English before they went for a game of golf.”

“We get new customers all the time and have some customers who have been with us since day one.

“A lot of older people in the community come in and see us and they’re more like friends than they are customers.

“It’s good to be able to take a genuine interest in the community. We always contribute to village fetes and events and people in turn support us.

“There’s a great village community in Datchet and we’re happy to be a part of that.”

The former footballers became the latest additions to a list of customers that already includes popstar Robbie Williams.