WITH regard to the article about the Milbank Arms, in Barningham (Echo, Apr 24), in the 1970s, when I was living in Barnard Castle I visited one evening for a drink.

We noticed a sign in the bar area advertising egg and chips.

Feeling a little peckish, along with our drinks we both ordered egg and chips.

I should have taken more notice of the locals in the pub who smiled when we ordered.

Shortly after along with our drinks came two packets of crisps and two pickled eggs.

That appeared to pass for egg and chips.

The incident gave us a lasting memory of a lovely pub with a friendly atmosphere and I am pleased to see that it is still going strong.

Roger Foggin, Spennymoor.