The Black Cats in Meads has reopened.

This much loved focal point of Meads Street is now in the capable hands of Jonathan and Kate who also run Hudsons Fine Food Store in Compton Street at the back of the Grand Hotel.

Jonathan said: ‘We live in Meads and we know how much the Black Cat means to the local community.

We are proud to keep the name and we will be doing all we can to recreate its special atmosphere.

We are really looking forward to welcoming everyone back and would also love to introduce the Black Cat to new customers.

Of course, at the moment we are limited in what we are able to do so we are focusing on takeaways until the situation changes.

We are offering top-quality hot drinks, cakes, and pies and from Monday (8 February) we will also be offering freshly made sandwiches and other tasty morsels.’

We will continue to use local suppliers as much as we can and can’t wait to take our place in the Meads Street traders’ community.

For now, we are open from 8.00 to 4.00. The new Black Cat team – Sebastian and Joanna are really looking forward to welcoming you.”