A fairly small branch of this supermarket.
Still with Waitrose the market leader amongst supermarkets, and both have certainly raised general standards of the middle ground. Their comprehensive range of organic and fair-traded goods, and the introduction of some locally-produced products, springs to mind.
However, they still rarely sell the very best of anything - the powers that be, would probably blame continuity of supply as their excuse.
While fish on their seafood stalls has, more often than not, recently been thawed from the freezer - and only close scrutiny (or an enquiry) will tell you if it can be frozen (rather than re-frozen) at home.
Likewise, like most supermarket chains, their claims about the length of time meat is hung for, depends on the way it is hung - and the breeds of chickens offered is as important as the label on their feed - or whether they are free-range. If you've ever tried a 'Sasso' chicken you'll know what we mean.
Some of their 'Taste the Difference' items are good, but no better than should be expected from a good grocer. So is their expanding range in their 'Specialist' section, consisting of good (not excellent) quality oil and luxury items.
- Open: Mon-Sat 8.30-21.00; Sun 10.00-16.00
- Closed: 25 & 26 Dec & some Bank Holidays
ProductsShow All ProductsShow Less ProductsAlmond Oil Almonds Anchovies silver / Boquerones- preserved in oil Anchovies brown fillets - preserved in oil Apples Bacon Bagels Bass Sea Farmed Beef - mince from grass reared animals Beef - grass fed Biscotti Biscuits - for cheese Biscuits - gluten free Biscuits - kosher Biscuits - organic Biscuits - sweet Black Pudding Blini - ready made Blueberries - in season Bouquet Garni - top-quality Brandy Butter (often only near Christmas) Bread Mixes Bread - French Bread Bread - Italian Bread - Middle Eastern Bread - organic Bread - part-baked ( not frozen ) Breakfast cereal Breakfast cereal organic Brioche Butter - organic Buttermilk Cake Mixes Christmas Cake Cakes - home-made style Cakes - special occasion Capers in brine Charcuterie Cheese Straws Cheese - British Isles Cheese - French Cheese - general Cheese - goats Cheese - Greek/Middle Eastern Cheese - Italian Cheese - organic Cheese - sheeps' (ewes') Cheese - soft Cheesecake Cheese - water buffalo Chestnuts - peeled & vacuum-packed Chicken Kiev - top class Chicken - organic Chicken - reputable Free Range Chilis / Chillis - fresh (seasonal) Chinese & Far-Eastern basics Chocolate Brownies Chutney pickles & relishes Cider - top quality Clingfilm/Clingwrap Cod; salt Coffee Condiment Sauces & Jellies Couscous Cream - Soya Crème fraiche Crisps; top quality Croissant fresh Cucumbers; pickled Curry Paste: Curry Powder Mixes Danish Pastries fresh Delicatessen; general Desserts; of high quality Dips Duck - free-range Aylesbury or Pekin-type Eccles cakes Eggs - Quail Eggs - Hens free range Eggs - Hens organic Essences Fish stock Fish salt cod Fish fresh general Fish frozen Fish - Shellfish Flour - stone ground Flour - organic Flour - barley Flour - buckwheat Flour for breadmakers Flour - good selection Flour - rye Flour - spelt Food as Gifts French groceries Fruit juices Fruit Pies Fruit - dried Fruit - fresh Fruit - frozen Fruit - tinned Goose/Geese - between Thanksgiving & Christmas Ginger - crystallised Gingerbread Grapeseed Oil Gravadlax Greengages - in season Groceries Groceries - organic Haggis Ham & Gammon Ham - Parma Ham - Serrano Hazelnut Oil Hazelnuts / Cobnuts Health food Herb Plants Herbs - dried of the best quality Herring Melts/Roes Herrings - fresh Herrings - marinated Honey Honey - organic Hot Cross Buns - sometimes only before Easter Houmus Ice cream - top quality Italian groceries Jam & preserves Kippers Kippers - undyed Lamb (seasonal) Macadamia Nut Oil Macaroons Maple syrup Marinades Marmalade Marmalade organic Meat pies Meat Stock Meat - organic & additive-free Meringues Mince pies high quality Miso Soup Muesli Muesli organic Muffins Muffins American - style Mushrooms - organic Mushrooms - dried Mussels - fresh in season Mussels vacuum - packed Mustard Nuts - pre packed Oatcakes Oils Olive Oil Olive Oil - flavoured Olive Oil - organic Olives Oysters - Rock Pancetta Panettone - sometimes just at Christmas Party Nibbles Pasta - dried Pasties Pastrami Pastry - puff with butter Patisserie - fresh Peanut Oil (groundnut) Peel - candied Pine Kernels Pizza Polenta Pork pies Pork - free range Potatoes - top class/unusual Prawns - frozen Prawns - King Christmas Pudding Pulses Pulses - organic Pumpkins - in the Autumn Rice paper Rice; organic Rice; specialist Saffron strands Salad Dressing - top quality Salad leaves - organic Salad leaves - of high quality Salami Salmon - farmed of top quality Sauces - prepared Chinese Sauces - prepared curry Sauces - prepared pasta Sauerkraut Sausages - Pork Sausages - Beef Sesame Oil Shortbread Smoked Haddock - golden Smoked Haddock - undyed Smoked Mackerel Smoked salmon Sorbet/Water Ice Spices - a good general selection Squashs - Vegetable Squid - fresh (in season) Stare anise Stilton Stock - top-quality made Sugar - unrefined Swordfish - fresh Tapenade Tapioca Taramasalata Tea - organic Tea - specialist Tin Foil Tisanes / Herbal Infusions Tofu Tomato Ketchup - organic Tomato puree - organic Tomatoes - in season Tomatoes - sun dried Tortillas Traiteur/ Take Away/Ready Meals Traiteur/ Take Away/ Ready Meals - vegetarian Trout - Brown Trout - Rainbow Truffle Oil Tuna - fresh Turkeys - free-range (often just before Christmas) Vanilla pods Veal free range Vegetables - organic Vegetables - Exotic Vegetables - frozen Vegetables - good selection of fresh Vegetables - preserved char-grilled Venison - farmed Vinegar - wine Vinegar - balsamic Vinegar - organic Vol-au-vent cases Walnut Oil Watercress Yeast - dried Yoghurt - cows' milk Yoghurt - dairy free Yoghurt - goats' milk Yoghurt - organic