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Fishcakes And Bile

by | 28th, January 2005

‘FROGS may be irritating, but the Welsh are far worse.

Miss Bangor 2003

Not the view of Anorak, of course – we love our friends from the other side of Offa’s Dyke and like nothing better of an evening than to listen to them in full voice.

No, the view of Tim Haigh, owner of The Village Pub, a Michelin-starred Cotswold inn and favourite celebrity hang-out.

He was so incensed when Mark and Janet Foster complained that his £13.50 fishcakes were bland and overpriced – and sent him their recipe instead – that he fired off an angry letter.

In it he wrote: ”Our head chef is delighted with the recipe and will be using it from now on.

”I have also inquired of my friends for their opinion of people who live in Wales. They all have the same view – opinionated, mean and tasteless.”

The Express says Mr Haigh later claimed that his letter was ”tongue in cheek”, although he wouldn’t identify the friends whose opinions he had canvassed.

We notice, however, that one of the regulars of the pub near Cirencester is that flame-haired lover of all things Welsh, Anne Robinson.

Coincidence? We think not…’

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