A coffee shop operator named after two characters in Samuel Pepys' diary and which calls its staff 'Hooligans' is to open a new cafe in Farnham.

Harris + Hoole finalised its contract this week to open a 'speciality coffee shop' on the corner of West Street and Lion & Lamb Yard in the former Goldsmith's jewellers shop.

A private investor, advised by Curchod & Co and DMA, has let the 2,077 sq ft former shop property at 113b West Street in Farnham to the London-based chain.

The coffee shop operator, which was founded in 2012 with investment from the supermarket chain Tesco, will open a new outlet in the town centre property, which has been taken on a new ten-year lease.

Harris + Hoole is wholly owned by Caffè Nero, which already has a branch in Castle Street, Farnham.

Nick Reeve of Curchod & Co said: "Situated at the entrance to the award-winning Lion & Lamb Yard development in Farnham, the listed building has many attractive features details which will enhance the ambience and environment of the new coffee house.

“It is good for the town to have this important and prime retail unit occupied again. Farnham continues to prove very popular with niche business operators and retailers, and the strength of the market is underlined by this letting of a prominent unit to such a well-known occupier.”

Harris & Hoole was represented in the letting by Hordern Ryan. It is unknown when the chain hopes to open its Farnham branch.