Caius Cans Pasty Plans
The West Cornish Pasty Company try, and fail, to join the unholy trinity of Life, Death and Gardies.
Plans to serve late-night pasties in Cambridge hit the rocks on Thursday, following complaints from Gonville and Caius College.
The West Cornish Pasty Company had planned to join nearby post-lash favourites, The Van of Life and Gardies.
The West Cornwall Pasty Company had hoped to pitch pasties to pissed-up Cantabs until 4.00 am but neighbours, including Caius, objected to the proposals.
The college seems to have been unimpressed with the prospect of people staggering around for a post-Cindies pasty fix, and claimed that the move would “prolong disturbance to students preparing for examinations”.
The company has since dropped its bid.
But students seem unaware of the college’s objections. Immy Gardam, second year Caian, told The Tab: “No one’s contacted me and no one’s been speaking about it.”
The pirate-themed pasty place may have a right to feel argh-grieved however.
The McDonalds’ next door is open 24 hours on weekends, while the Van of Life, opposite the shop, keeps serving well into the early hours of the morning.
La Raza’s busy smoking area can also be noisy at night, but the bar bought off students with free tea and coffee. No such luck for the pasty company, whose recent 20% student discount does not seem to have softened hearts.
Student fave Gardies is also around the corner, and also complained about the plans to the council.
It’s not all bad news for pasty-lubbers however. Despite college complaints, The Pasty Company has won the right to serve alcohol until 10.30 at night, although the grog will only be served with meals.
WCPC recently hit the headlines when David Cameron claimed he had enjoyed a large pasty from the company at Leeds station. It later emerged that the company had not sold pasties there since 2007.
But unlike the Tory front bench, students seem keen for a fix of mystery meat. Immy added: “It would make a welcome alternative to the terrible food at Caius hall.”