I see the Frenchgate cafe is up and running again. Once the favoured hangout of ladies who lunch and seasonal trippers alike, the cafe/bistro at the bottom of the hill has had a variety of incarnations in recent years.
From the truly terrible tapas to the rather pleasing cafe of 2010, the sudden unexplained closure last year left a gap in the market.
I haven’t yet had the opportunity to sample the wares inside, but it looks from the menus in the window to have regenerated as a sandwich shop sort of place open only during the day.
In wishing the new management all the best, I’m sure I’m not the only local who’d appreciate it returning to the bistro success of a decade ago at some stage.