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Re: Greggs

Post by iainmayfield » Mon Mar 02, 2009 15:55

a layer of chips wrote:I'm not sure I've seen a local, been there for a hundred years baker for about a hundred years around here.
We have a great bakers in Fareham called Soothills - their pasties are delicious and I can recommend the Jam Danish too! They've been here forever!

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Re: Greggs

Post by Woodbine » Tue Mar 03, 2009 00:16

bocken wrote:I had a caramel doughnut and a cheese+onion pasty just the other day, served by a fantastically surly Greggsagent. She got really annoyed when a customer asked for something that was from the other bit of the counter, and she'd just been to the other bit of the corner. "Why didn't you tell me when I was over there?", she said, and while I could see her point, I could tell she'd be pretty pissed off, I mean even more pissed off, if everyone just started saying what they wanted as soon as they came into the shop, rather than waiting their turn.

It amazes me that I'm over a mile away from a Greggs. Crouch End has a Greggs, but Kings Cross doesn't. You've got trains coming down from Scotland and the North East, and this is your welcome. Disgraceful.

I was pretty shocked to see a Greggs in Antwerp though.
East Ham High Street has two Greggs! TWO! They're not even very far away from each other, seven minutes maximum, and that's if you're walking slowly. They're on opposite sides of the road, like service stations. I reckon you'd be hard pushed to find two operating branches of Greggs within such close proximity anywhere else in the UK.

I'm not that mad on Greggs myself, and I don't think I've ever had anything sweet from there, but I have been known to partake in a cheese and onion pastie. Oh and a cheese roll if I'm being really lazy. I'm not sure I've witnessed these mysterious vegetable pasties people speak of.
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Re: Greggs

Post by kingofpartick » Tue Mar 03, 2009 00:20

macaroni pie....i rest my case
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Re: Greggs

Post by Sootyzilla » Tue Mar 03, 2009 00:25

Woodbine wrote: I reckon you'd be hard pushed to find two operating branches of Greggs within such close proximity anywhere else in the UK.

Around Glasgow Central Station, there is a branch of Greggs on each of three of the four sides. One in Gordon St to the north, one on Union St to the east and one on Argyle St to the south.
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Re: Greggs

Post by kingofpartick » Tue Mar 03, 2009 00:33

and you can get a macaroni pie in all of them
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Re: Greggs

Post by a layer of chips » Tue Mar 03, 2009 06:56

Woodbine wrote:
bocken wrote:I had a caramel doughnut and a cheese+onion pasty just the other day, served by a fantastically surly Greggsagent. She got really annoyed when a customer asked for something that was from the other bit of the counter, and she'd just been to the other bit of the corner. "Why didn't you tell me when I was over there?", she said, and while I could see her point, I could tell she'd be pretty pissed off, I mean even more pissed off, if everyone just started saying what they wanted as soon as they came into the shop, rather than waiting their turn.

It amazes me that I'm over a mile away from a Greggs. Crouch End has a Greggs, but Kings Cross doesn't. You've got trains coming down from Scotland and the North East, and this is your welcome. Disgraceful.

I was pretty shocked to see a Greggs in Antwerp though.
East Ham High Street has two Greggs! TWO! They're not even very far away from each other, seven minutes maximum, and that's if you're walking slowly. They're on opposite sides of the road, like service stations. I reckon you'd be hard pushed to find two operating branches of Greggs within such close proximity anywhere else in the UK.

I'm not that mad on Greggs myself, and I don't think I've ever had anything sweet from there, but I have been known to partake in a cheese and onion pastie. Oh and a cheese roll if I'm being really lazy. I'm not sure I've witnessed these mysterious vegetable pasties people speak of.
We walked around Leeds city centre for 15 minutes a couple of weeks ago and saw nine Greggseseses.

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Re: Greggs

Post by Sootyzilla » Tue Mar 03, 2009 08:15

Greggs-spotter.
As wrong as it was to do,
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Re: Greggs

Post by a layer of chips » Tue Mar 03, 2009 08:21

We were after a Pizza Hut.

I know how to show a girl a good time.

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Re: Greggs

Post by Your Funny Uncle » Tue Mar 03, 2009 09:41

a layer of chips wrote:We were after a Pizza Hut.

I know how to show a girl a good time.
It's on Briggate isn't it? There are three in York city centre! Only one Greggs here and that hasn't been there long. Round here it's Thomas the Baker that's omnipresent...

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Re: Greggs

Post by a layer of chips » Tue Mar 03, 2009 09:43

Is it? Balls! We ended up going to one on the ring road.

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Re: Greggs

Post by Your Funny Uncle » Tue Mar 03, 2009 09:56

It certainly used to be. down the Corn Exchange end. It's about five years since I've been, mind...

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Re: Greggs

Post by jayen_aitch » Tue Mar 03, 2009 20:23

Certainly was last time I looked.

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Re: Greggs

Post by Sootyzilla » Tue Mar 03, 2009 21:33

Why is there always a queue outside Pizza Hut? I could understand it if it were really really cheap, but it isn't.
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Re: Greggs

Post by a layer of chips » Tue Mar 03, 2009 21:44

It is at the moment. They have a happy hour. It's piss cheap.

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Re: Greggs

Post by jayen_aitch » Tue Mar 03, 2009 21:47

Happy hour, interesting.

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Re: Greggs

Post by a layer of chips » Tue Mar 03, 2009 21:49

Small pizza, a drink and garlic bread: £7.50 for two of you.

It's stunningly average, of course. But then you don't really go into Pizza Hut expecting much, do you?

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Re: Greggs

Post by Woodbine » Tue Mar 03, 2009 22:00

I thought Pizza Hut was supposed to be changing its name to Pasta Hut, except only the one on Cambridge Circus in London seems to have bothered. I don't really like their pizza, it's all bread, or at least it always used to be.

I never knew there were so many Greggses! And I thought East Ham was excessive.
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Re: Greggs

Post by a layer of chips » Tue Mar 03, 2009 22:04

Over 1,100 shops, according to their website.

I might have another caramel doughnut tomorrow to cheer myself up.

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Re: Greggs

Post by tubby » Mon Apr 20, 2009 14:52

I just found the Greggs thread.
This is bad comedy.

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Re: Greggs

Post by tubby » Mon Apr 20, 2009 14:54

And what happened to that piri piri sandwich they used to do there? It was always sat next to the mexican chicken one, but then it just disappeared.
This is bad comedy.

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