Times caption: Complaints were made about the highly-rated Nice Baps café at a council meeting in Egloshayle, Cornwall
At last, a victory for common sense, albeit probably only because the proprietor of the café is a woman. A piece by David Brown in today’s Times:
The Nice Baps café was named best restaurant in Cornwall by the Tripadvisor website, but a complaint about its saucy name left its owner in fear of being forced to close.
Laura Baker, 34, said that she was devastated by the complaint and added: “The customers love it. If you look in the dictionary you will see that a bap is a bread roll and we are very proud of our 5in floured baps.”
Among the customers to have visited Nice Baps are David Cameron and the cast of the BBC drama Poldark, which is set and filmed in Cornwall. Some of the locals though are less than enamoured.
Complaints were made at a meeting of Egloshayle parish council and Mrs Baker feared that her street trading licence might not be renewed. She said: “Since the objection I’ve been crushed. I haven’t been able to sleep. I can’t eat. If someone doesn’t like it I wish they had come and talked to me.”
Stephen Knightley, 68, a Liberal Democrat county councillor, said that the name raised a few eyebrows. “It is at the entrance to the town and some people do not think it is appropriate.” [J4MB: Appropriate. A weasel word used all the time by miserable female control freaks.] He passed the complaints to the county council but did not think that they were a reason to reject the application.
The county council said: “Both representations received in relation to the application have been withdrawn. Consent will be renewed by the council.”
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