Canine caper!

SIR - The Old Ship has a very special place in the heart of many of us as a place where we could meet friends for a meal as well as a drink and where, most importantly, our dogs were welcome to lie contentedly at their owners’ feet.

Will Mr Witty, who is employing restorers to alter the Old Ship into a welcoming coffee shop, be as kind to our canine friends?

I do so hope so, or where else can I meet friends and their dogs? Is there another restaurant which is as welcoming anywhere in this town?

John Oakley

Fernside Cottage, Sidbury