On 29 Dec 2012 at 11:24pm Eccles cake wrote:
Just read that the bakery opening down from the balloon shop on School Hill is actually Flint Owl Bakery..... I welcome the fact I will be able to buy at ease a selection of bread, I wish I had time to make!
On 30 Dec 2012 at 12:24am Local wrote:
I wonder how many loaves there will be on sale at over £3 a time? Many, me thinks. Think I'd have preferred it to be Savills...
On 30 Dec 2012 at 2:26pm Bob wrote:
You can get a lot of mileage out of a loaf of bread. £3 for a couple of breakfasts, maybe a sandwich for lunch and a snack for you or the kids in the evening, use the ends for breadcrumbs, ideal. Good luck Flint Owl.
If you're going to troll please don't use local businesses, services etc to get your kick. It's just a bit nasty.
On 30 Dec 2012 at 4:00pm lewes lady wrote:
What is wrong with Local making an observation about another highly-elitist shop opening up in town? Aldi and Tesco bread can also be used for the same meal solutions that you mention Bob, but doesn't require a DFL-size household income to buy it.
I fully support all calls on here for normal shops for local people; hopefully the rents demanded can be made more reasonable to facilitate that.
On 30 Dec 2012 at 5:37pm Homepride Horace wrote:
Well said Lewes lady. Indeed , anyone who willingly pays 3 quid for a loaf of bread really needs their head examining. Sign of the times. I guess aimed at the people you see eating in the Lewes arms
On 30 Dec 2012 at 6:00pm Cliffe Hanger wrote:
Steady on Lewes Lady and Homepride Horace. As far as I know, the shop has not flipping well opened yet. Already you are speculating that they may sell some loaves that cost in excess of £3 (where you get this from, I do not know), and on that basis you see fit to trash them, before they have opened. Some like their bread to come ready sliced, in plastic bags, for less than one pound. For those there is bread from Tesco and Aldi. Some would rather spend more on what is an essential part of the diet for many people. Let them. Jeez.
On 30 Dec 2012 at 6:04pm Brot wrote:
There's bread and there's bread.
It's like the difference between a generic biere d'Alsace which tastes like Alka Aeltzer and a fine pint of Harveys.
Check it out here »
On 30 Dec 2012 at 6:04pm Frak wrote:
How is a bakery elitist??
Is Harveys elitist because the bottles of beer in its shop are more expensive than cheap lager in Tesco or Aldi?
I'm sure any successful bakery will have a range of products at different prices and you pay for the type or quality of bread you want - you can get quite expensive bread in Tesco - and even a bog standard tasteless white loaf is about £1 or more nowadays. So something much better will cost a little more.
I personally like bread, so will pay a bit more for something that I think actually tastes nice and isn't just air. Obviously if what you prefer is a white sliced loaf, then a loaf from Tesco would be what you prefer and cheaper into the bargain.
On 30 Dec 2012 at 6:41pm Southover Queen wrote:
I make my own bread, so I know the difference between cheap pap that's full of preservatives and "improvers". Good ingredients cost money and it takes someone time to make handmade fresh bread - probably working through the night so that we can have a warm loaf in the morning. Good luck to them.
If you don't want to pay for quality then by all means grab a wonderloaf in Tescos, but please don't knock small businesses who want to offer something different. Nasty.
On 30 Dec 2012 at 7:19pm Badom Tssh wrote:
Oh come on, stop being so cynical. You don't have to shop there. Use your loaf
On 30 Dec 2012 at 9:00pm Sussex Jim wrote:
Is this the shape of things to come? Shops catering only for DFL's?
Man does not live for bread alone. You can get a nice roll with two Richard's sausages for three quid in the Brewers Arms- even less with a Rook's card.
On 30 Dec 2012 at 9:18pm Badom Tssh wrote:
Really? Ok, I'll have a nice roll with two Richards sausages and a Rook's card please. Will a quid do?
On 31 Dec 2012 at 9:47am DFN wrote:
How many people in this town who complain about DFL's were actually born and bred here in Lewes, few in my experience. It's all rather tedious, people who moved here ten or twenty years ago think that it was fine for them to move here, but anyone who moves in to town now, is instantly pilloried. Strange!
On 31 Dec 2012 at 1:04pm i dont live in lewes... wrote:
Like SQ I make my own bread. It's not fair to compare the price of authentic bread to the pre packaged type sold at super markets under the name of bread as it bears little resemblance to it.
Personally if the only option was to eat pre packed bread I'd rather go without.
Would have thought a bakers selling decent fresh baked bread would do well.
Anyone remember the Yorkshire Bakery and Pat? the delivery guy?
On 31 Dec 2012 at 1:24pm Blast of the past wrote:
Yorkshire bakery. The loveliest smell Lewes has ever had. And Pat's son Paul runs one of the Lewes taxi firms. He always used to give us a free crusty roll when he came by. Great bloke
On 31 Dec 2012 at 2:25pm Frak wrote:
Surely Jim, it would be far more cost effective to buy a decent loaf of bread and some sausages and feed yourself for a week than one roll for £3. Oh I forgot, only people who weren't born in Lewes know how to make sandwiches.
On 31 Dec 2012 at 7:13pm the old mayor wrote:
We prefer cake !!
On 1 Jan 2013 at 11:18pm historyman wrote:
whatever happens, the bottom line is, you don't have to go there.
On 2 Jan 2013 at 6:49pm David wrote:
I remember the bread from the Yorkshire wrapped in flimsy tissue paper and the Yorkshire pies were like flying saucers! - excellent.......
On 2 Jan 2013 at 6:50pm David wrote:
The moaners on here dont know how to start a business, couldnt plan it to save their lives and have no capital to do so in any case. Back off whingers and let the real men and woman start a business where you never could!
On 3 Jan 2013 at 1:03am brixtonbelle wrote:
Having seen on a programme just last night what goes into a supermarket loaf, I will definitely be trying the new bakery - and asking what goes into the bread. It was shocking stuff.
Supermarket loaves are apparently pumped full of fat, which makes them last up to , or longer than a week - but are also a major contribution to the obesity epidemic. They are also high in salt and sugar. Bread used to be very basic 'stuff of life', and were a low fat low cost basic foodstuff. Now you have to pay more to get the unrefined version, but you'll be less likely to die of heart disease or stroke as a result....
On 3 Jan 2013 at 3:22am Xplorer1 wrote:
And don't forget the Hearth bakery at the bus station - excellent breads.
On 3 Jan 2013 at 5:13pm Pedant wrote:
Run by son of Flint Owl owner, isn't it?
On 8 Jan 2013 at 9:22pm Knickers. wrote:
If you want to eat bulk produced bread that tastes like ....nothing,then carry on buying your bread(if you can call it bread!!)from tesco or aldi.But Flint owl bread is damn tasty and the guys that make it want medals,they work through the night and the process takes a lot of tlc,the leaven that forms the bread is maintained day after day,and all the ingredients are carefully sourced.so stop whinging and give it a go!
On 8 Jan 2013 at 10:00pm Knickers wrote:
Flint owl bakery and The hearth are not connected.
On 17 Jan 2013 at 8:51pm Salt of the earth joe wrote:
Bread not made from dust and horse DNA? luxury. When I were lad we had to pay to work down pit for 25 hours a day a we got home we had a good thrasing with the belt before we went to bed, only it weren't a bed it were a shoe....then we used to live inside the reactor core of a nuclear powerstation, get up, 5 in the morning, five minutes before we went to bed, lick clean the interour of the reactor, before we were allowed to be dropped on our heads outside, and have to walk five thousand miles, just to get enough sand to full our pockets.