OUR Trader of the Week is the New Blue Orchid at the Homend in Ledbury.

The beautiful restaurant and takeaway is the fifth in the chain for proprietors Mark and Rung Gardner.

We took time out to talk to Mark about the new business which is thriving in Ledbury.

What is the name of your business? The New Blue Orchid

Where is it based? 77 The Homend Ledbury

What do you sell? Thai & Chinese cuisine. Restaurant, takeaway & delivery.

What is your best seller? Chicken balls & chips

How did you get into cooking? This is restaurant number 5, my wife & I started running a restaurant in Ross-on-Wye in 2006, then two in Monmouth, then two here in Ledbury.

What is the weirdest thing you have been asked for at the New Blue Orchid? Deep fried Mars Bars.

What is Ledbury like as a town to operate in? Ledbury is a nice community spirited market town, provide them with a good service & customers become lifelong friends.ers become lifelong friends.