Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Dunster Castle teashop not welcomed

Photograph shows Dunster Castle in Somerset.

How can a teashop not be welcomed? Well, in Dunster Village, near the famous Dunster Castle, a row is brewing over plans to set up a teashop inside the castle. While the castle authorities believe that 60 per cent of its visitors will use a teashop if one is provided, local businesses in Dunster High Street believe it will hit their businesses hard.

This presents a dilemma for teashopandcaff as we love to munch on a piece of coffee and walnut cake and sip a decent cuppa after we've tramped around a stately home or a castle. However, being a website that celebrates the Great British Caff and Teashop, we wouldn't want to see any high street operators go out of business.

Over 1,000 signatures have been collected in a petition against the proposed teashop. For the full story, click here.

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