Boston Tea Party (BTP), the fast-growing Bristol-based café chain, will open its first site in Hampshire and its 11th overall next week in Ringwood. The privately-owned group, which opened its 10th site and fourth in Bristol on August, has also appointed Andrew Tucker as its first ever head of coffee. Tucker previously worked Rick Stein, Jamie Oliver, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Thomasina Myers as well as the former Barista Champion, Hugo Hercod. The company, which counts Giles Clarke, the chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board, as a director, opened its first café in Bristol’s Park Street in 1996, opened its ninth outlet in June, in Salisbury. Sam Roberts, BTP managing director, who acquired the business in 2005, said: “We are very excited to be opening in such a vibrant & interesting community as Ringwood. Reaction to the opening has been really positive & we can’t wait to live up to expectations & become part of the local community. The good ship BTP has already set sail towards the South Coast by opening in Salisbury at the end of last year & we hope to repeat this success in Ringwood.”