Letter: No Sun loungers

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Sir: In writing about the Savoy ('And if one silver butter knife should accidentally fall', 17 September) Mark Lawson is wrong to conclude that 'in the area of reading matter at least, the desires of the guest are not primary'. It was precisely to ensure the comfort of guests that his request for the Sun was refused, as the presence of this publication in the Savoy would certainly have caused offence.

And there is nothing snobbish about having a dress code. Would Mark Lawson really wish to dine in the River Restaurant in the company of improperly dressed individuals reading the Sun?

Yours faithfully,


Haddenham, Cambridgeshire

19 September