Farnham's bigger and better Cook shop will open in the former Seven Stars pub premises in East Street this Friday.

The ribbon cutting is set to take place at 9am at the former pub and Hoops Velo shop at 88 East Street, with a brass band lined up to add a festive touch to proceedings.

Now a national retailer with more than 90 branches across the country, Cook opened its first ever shop at 21 Downing Street, Farnham, in 1997.

However, its Downing Street shop had just six freezers while most Cook branches have an average of 20, requiring frequent deliveries and the need for tightly controlled stock.

Its new shop at Seven Stars House will be considerably bigger.