Just had to nip out on an errand and decided to stop for a coffee. We have popped into this local independent place a few times in the last 6 months to give some support. Its got everything going for it - attractive surroundings, in an up market village location, a wind mill (nearly) beautifully restored, interesting antiques/vintage area, awarding wining cider bar, and a cute coffee shop. They had made some recent changes and develop some outside seating areas that looked attractive. It should have been buzzing.
But, the coffee was awful. The "eats" virtually zero and what there was not over attractive.
Previously we have given feedback to one of the owners on the signage in the village being a bit "indistinct/small" and difficult to read. Today, I could have happily handed the coffee back. Perhaps I should have but it felt a bit "rude" as the woman looked so unhappy with life in general.
Oh dear, we would like to be supportive but we are on the edge of not bothering again.