The meal at Monroes was as excellent as ever but the big news is that it's been sold. Dave and Jan have been looking for a buyer since May. They were unsure that they would be able to sell it as a going concern especially with Alan, their chef, leaving too. Happily Nobby is staying on and Steve, Alan's one-time number two, is coming back.
So, we're booked in for Saturday 19th October, Dave & Jan's last night. We'll be sorry to see them go but are happy for them. (To be honest, I'm also a tad jealous. They are retiring to Spain in January - not a bad deal when you're in your early 50s. Mind you, they've worked bloody hard over the last 20 years).