Mudcat Café message #3172939 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #138409   Message #3172939
Posted By: Lady Policeman
19-Jun-11 - 01:42 PM
Thread Name: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Week 2011 - Who's going?
Sad news from Sidmouth! The Old Ship, in the pedestrian precinct, perhaps the oldest pub in Sidmouth, built around 1362 has been sold and is being turned into a Costa Coffee shop. How sad for a historic old building. If ever there was a building that so lent itself to being a pub it was the old Ship, with it's old stories of smugglers.As if we need another coffee shop! For the last few years we have slowly built up a lovely mixed session there with another session going on in the back bar.So another Fringe session bites the dust. Where next?