22 JUNE 2002, Page 30

From Mr Phil Batten Sir: What's all this about Pizza

Express not playing deafeningly loud music? We sailed to Guernsey and took our crew to the newly opened Pizza Express. They had run out of the house red wine, the pizzas were the size of wine-glass coasters, and we were driven out by the loud heavy-rock music. 'Never again,' said the hungry sailors.

Phil Batten

Christchurch, Dorset