CON­FU­SION AT CAFE

HUN­GRY OUTDOORSY PEO­PLE AND LO­CALS WOR­RIED AF­TER CAFE’S SHORT BREAK

Caernarfon Herald - - FRONT PAGE - Owen Hughes

CUS­TOMERS of a fa­mous Gwynedd walk­ers cafe were given a fright on Fri­day when a sign ap­peared in the win­dow say­ing it had shut.

The no­tice was placed in the win­dow of Pete’s Eats in Llan­beris – start­ing that it was “with re­gret” that the cafe had closed.

It talked about un­der­ly­ing prob­lems man­ag­ing the cafe – spark­ing a mas­sive on­line re­ac­tion as the news went viral.

But our sis­ter pa­per, the Daily Post, was later told by staff the cafe would be open again on Satur­day.

A new sign was placed in the win­dow to re­as­sure cus­tomers and apol­o­gis­ing for any in­con­ve­nience caused.

This will come as a huge re­lief to its many thou­sands of cus­tomers, with the cafe hav­ing leg­endary sta­tus in the walk­ing and climb­ing com­mu­nity for its pints of tea and large food por­tions. Started up by Pete Nor­ton in 1978, it has been de­scribed as “one of the most fa­mous moun­taineer­ing hang­outs in Bri­tain” and even has its own Wikipedia page.

News about the ini­tial clo­sure no­tice spread around so­cial me­dia swiftly with more than 50 com­ments on one post on Face­book.

The Daily Post spoke to staff at the cafe and con­firmed that while the cafe was closed, it was due to re­open as nor­mal.

The orig­i­nal sign has been re­moved.

They said Pete has al­ways put his “heart and soul” into run­ning the cafe and mak­ing sure the cafe team gave cus­tomers a good ex­pe­ri­ence.

Pete’s Eats had a sign up last week say­ing that the cafe had closed

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