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On 7 Apr 2010 at 3:52pm Jerey wrote:
What opinion do you have on the sandwich bar chain?
Walking through town today I really did think that we could use one in Lewes, the only real "fresh" food in Lewes would be Forfars but I feel that its just a microwaved pasty or sausage roll that is probably from the Tesco Value section and boshed up to £1.50 a turn.
There is the sandwich bar by the station but its not really cental and I'm not overly impressed by the sandwiches.
Other than this you can go to Tesco, Waitrose, Superdrug or The small outlets and pick up a packaged sandwich which to be honest could have been sitting there for the last 3 days and always taste stale and flavourless.
Or going to one of the many pubs and being charged 4 for two slices of tesco value bread and value cheddar and then having to fork out 3 for a pint of Harveys or 3.50 for a decent Lager and if your looking for a quick lunch its not exactly ideal.
I know alot of people on this forum ask for a Mcdonalds or a Burger King or KFC but to be honest there isnt really the demand in Lewes for this, and lets be honest it is cr*p food and fast food is in all honesty an insult to eating properly. As well as this there really isn't the room for any large fast food chain in Lewes as many people would expect a drive thru or on site parking. Where as a Subway can fit into a street corner quite nicely. Recently was up in london and they have tiny outlets which offer the same great sandwiches and tastes, I even saw removable outlet that was placed in the street.
Before you all jump to conclusions I am not a Subway worker or manager, nor do I have the plans for an application in Lewes, this is just a general interest.
On 7 Apr 2010 at 4:06pm Mr Change wrote:
Jerey I have 2 recommendations for you, if you you have time go to Seasons Of Lewes, up the high street oppostite Lewes House, they do lunches, take away fresh food or food from the freezer, everything is cooked fresh every day, if you want something quick and lite try Fillers, just down market lane opposite the market tower, mostly sandwiches and cakes, but it is all fresh and easy if your tight for time.
On 7 Apr 2010 at 4:07pm Merlin Milner wrote:
You have missed out many existing places that sell sandwiches. You need to walk round Lewes again. Subway's bread is horrid, some aerated dried-out US style roll . Went once, never again and expensive.
On 7 Apr 2010 at 4:11pm Elvis the Gunslinger wrote:
I can name at least another 5 sandwich shops spread out around the town from the top near the Black Horse, down through the town to Cliffe (not including coffee shops that sell food). Maybe it would be best to do your research properly, or open your eyes as you walk around town before you make posts about lack of options.
On 7 Apr 2010 at 4:14pm TDA wrote:
Computer says 'No' Jerey
On 7 Apr 2010 at 4:17pm 'ere be monsters wrote:
Not overly fond of Forfars due to the Cutress' objections to Falmer and the huge amounts it cost us. However, their food is fresh, prepared overnight just 4 miles away, cooked on the premises, not microwaved and is a bloody sight better than anything Substandardway can chuck out. So sod off, there are plenty of very good sandwich shops in Lewes. The one in the bottle neck hasn't been mentioned yet.
On 7 Apr 2010 at 4:18pm Down and Out wrote:
Even my kids, who generally shovel any old crap down when left to their own devices, and consider Pot Noodles a delicacy, turn their noses up at Subway.
Go into any of the splendid sandwich shops and ask them to make you what you want. job done.
On 7 Apr 2010 at 4:40pm Clifford wrote:
Sorry Jerey, you've been seen through. You'll still get paid though won't you?
On 7 Apr 2010 at 4:41pm Winterbourne Wanderer wrote:
When I worked in Brighton I always had to walk past a Subway and it smelled worse than the White Hart.
Riverside's not what it was but their fresh salmon baguettes are still very good.
On 7 Apr 2010 at 4:42pm Rookie wrote:
Some of this is a bit harsh on Subway I feel. I've always found their stuff ok albeit pricey. But I don't see the need for one in Lewes with the excellent selection we already have.
On 7 Apr 2010 at 5:18pm MC wrote:
The BLT (bacon, lettuce and tomato) in white baguette (with butter, warm bacon and mayonnaise) from that little cafe at the front of the Riverside is highly recommended, especially if eaten on one of the nearby benches on Cliffe bridge.

I want to Subway once. I've not been inclined to go again.
On 7 Apr 2010 at 5:27pm Elvis the Gunslinger wrote:
Would the citizens of Lewes tolerate an independent fast food (non-kebeb) establishment. Is it only the chains they are opposed to or the thought of fast food?
On 7 Apr 2010 at 5:30pm Pork Sword wrote:
Thanks for letting us know what 'BLT' stands for, MC.
On 7 Apr 2010 at 6:31pm Prick Stein wrote:
I thought it stood for Bums, Tums & Legs, so thats a bit of a relief to find out otherwise. Seems i've missed out on a nice sounding sandwich for years now!
On 7 Apr 2010 at 6:58pm dunce wrote:
Are you a bit backward or something Prick stein ? you know, not all there ?
On 7 Apr 2010 at 7:06pm SHS wrote:
Grow wheat. Keep pig. Make sandwich. Very sustainable.
On 7 Apr 2010 at 10:18pm Prick Stein wrote:
Backward, not all there?! I know not what you talk abot you silly little chuffer
On 8 Apr 2010 at 12:18am Jerey wrote:
Wow! I love how someone can be shot down on just an opinion, I didnt exactly say that they are all rubbish except for Subway who are king of the world and if you don't agree il send the boys in.
I didn't realise I lived in Nazi Lewes! What next am I going to be told I must drink Harveys and use Lewes pounds otherwise il be sent to the chambers?
No wonder so many people stop using this forum as it seems some people are sitting around waiting to bite the heads off innocent people who have the same right to be on here as anyone else just need to blow off some steam.
Your all high and mighty behind your computers but I bet if this conversation was in the street then not one of you would treat me the way I have been treated on here. At least "Mr Change" can offer a suggestion and advise a fellow Lewesian other than the majority saying "Clearly you haven't looked hard enough" Or just making out that Im a narrow minding a**e wanting to knock Lewes for all its worth, the reason I and probably many others don't know about these places are due to advertising and lack of word of mouth. So sorry I cannot name every establishment in Lewes that sells bread with a filling.
But gladly I will not be using this forum again due to the ignorance and bitterness of the people we live upon.
Thank you Lewes for reminding me what a "special" town I live in. Maybe the special is to describe the brains of some of the people on this forum"
Once again Thank you Lewes, Thank You and Goodnight
On 8 Apr 2010 at 2:09am Ed Can Do wrote:
Chill out mate, people were simply pointing out that your initial post seemed oblivious to the many, very good sandwich shops in Lewes. I imagine that if you'd only ever been to Forfars then Subway would seem a good alternative. The rest of us though have been to Fillers or the Riverside or Seasons or whatever so disagree with you. I will admit though that there's something in Subway Chicken Fajita sandwiches that's weirdly addictive.
On 8 Apr 2010 at 9:45am Down and Out wrote:
Jerey - you came on here and said "What opinion do you have on the sandwich bar chain?". Correct me if I'm wrong, but that looks a lot like a question to me. Then everyone said, "In my opinion, Subway's crap and not needed when there are so many good alternatives."

So, maybe, if you're not prepared to deal with the answer, you'd best not ask the question in the first place.
On 8 Apr 2010 at 10:10am Down and Out wrote:
Elvis: "Would the citizens of Lewes tolerate an independent fast food (non-kebeb) establishment. Is it only the chains they are opposed to or the thought of fast food?"

Wouldn't you call Pizza Express a fast-food chain? Personally I wouldn't have a problem with any chain in principle, provided that they avoided acres of neon signs and that they agreed not to use crap polystryene cartons and to keep the area outside their premises clean. I'd like an Uncle Sams. Best of all would be a Taco Bell - never understood why they haven't taken off in the UK.
On 8 Apr 2010 at 11:21am Elvis the Gunslinger wrote:
I think of Pizza Express as a faceless chain Itailian restaurant, not really a fast food joint. Or was that a cunning play on words?
Taco Bell would be good as would Uncle Sams and the latter only needs someone brave enough to buy a franchise. Most fast food joints use cardboard and paper now as opposed to Polystyrene. I think the neon sign point is spot on the money. I know that the Spice Merchants can no longer illuminate the street with their pink and black signage. As for the litter, maybe the traffic wardens can multi-task.
On 8 Apr 2010 at 2:55pm Anonymous wrote:
I like Subways, I am vegetarian and I found that for me, Seasons was expensive, Riverside is nice occasionally; The shop near the station is nice to sit in, but for what the sandwich was felt a bit dear, Tesco sandwiches are predictable.. personally I would like to see a Subway here. We have a Waitrose and a Tesco, and other chains, so they are allowed here. I don't eat out in Lewes but another sandwich shop choice would be practical.
On 9 Apr 2010 at 9:10am expat wrote:
I love Subway, presuming they're the same in Australasia as Sussex. Always great choice of fresh fillings, well priced, and good fresh bread options.

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