A country pub has received a framed apology from a fashion publishing giant unless landlords threaten to take legal action without changing its name.
Cond বন্ধ Nast, the publisher of Vog, at Vogue’s Star in, sent a closed-door letter, claiming that a link between the two businesses could be “presumed”.
The pub has stood in the Cornish village for hundreds of years, when the paper was not established until 1916.
Condé Nast, which also owns The New Yorker, GQ, Vanity Fair and Wired, has since retreated, sending Pub a framed version of their apology.
The parcel also contains a handwritten note that reads: “From one enjoyment to another – please accept our apology.”
The pub’s landlord, Mark Graham, said he was surprised by the response to the original letter after people from around the world, including Germany, the Netherlands, Australia and the United States, approached him for support.
He told the BBC: “I received a letter this morning from a man in his 90s at a care home in London, a former Pennsylvania man who said it brought tears to his eyes because it reminded him of Cornwall and how rebellious he was. Cornish Hall, and how you can not push them around.
“Some people have said, ‘I’ve never heard of your pub, but if I’m in Cornwall it’s on my bucket list now and I need to see you.’
Graham joked that the village had come up with a few ideas for “having fun” with the publisher, including launching a similarly titled Parish Magazine and rearranging a version of Madonna’s hit song Enjoy, which would be served by “Some People in the Village”. Big, hairless men’s skimmy outfits at this year’s Alley Festival.
He added: “Honestly, I don’t think they are [Vogue magazine] This has gone from bad to worse. We are all friends now. ”
Condé Nast said his team, which “regularly monitors” the use of the Vogue name, was alerted through Company House. They acknowledged that “further research” would indicate that a letter was inappropriate in this instance.
Graham and his wife, Rachel, bought the pub 17 years ago after going out for a bike ride and having it closed for the afternoon.
Nicknamed “Vhog” by the locals, it is adorned with a map of the area approximately 1800, and has remained largely unchanged for centuries.