A PRIVATE catering company has been brought in to run Winchester Cathedral’s refectory.

Kudos took over running the popular café at the end of last week.

Customers said that, while they thought prices had gone up, they had not noticed any other changes.

“It seems to be business as usual,” said one, who declined to be named.

Cathedral Receiver General Annabelle Boyes said: “We have taken a fresh approach to managing our catering operation and I am delighted that we will now benefit with working with a niche provider.

“There has been no change to the catering team who have welcomed the opportunity of the additional support that this partnership will bring.

“The Parish volunteers are an integral part of the Refectory and they will continue to support the Cathedral in the valuable contribution they make.”