On 25 Oct 2016 at 2:27pm Dixie Normus wrote:
In my opinion it is Waitrose. If we had an Asda or a Morrisons instead it would make Lewes life much better. We wouldn't have to witness men wearing trilby hats with waist coats over a round neck tee with mustard cordaroys and crocs on ever again, buying goats milk and a locally made chutney for Tarquins lunch.
On 25 Oct 2016 at 2:38pm Little Willy wrote:
Waitrose was a Morrisons. Only lasted a couple of years before it closed due to lack of sales. And this was before the influx of people you describe in your post.
On 25 Oct 2016 at 2:44pm Ed Can Do wrote:
Yeah, Morrisons was awful, we don't need them back any time soon. There are plenty of shops in town I don't go into but I wouldn't describe any as "The worst". With business rates so high in town, any shop that doesn't do whatever it is doing well tends not to last too long anyway. There is at least one business in town with very shady business practices with regards to the minimum wage which would probably make them the worst employer but I personally never go in there so couldn't comment on how good a "Shop" it is.
On 25 Oct 2016 at 3:22pm astrid wrote:
M and co has to be the worst for sure!! it is bad quality and more old fashioned than BHS was. how it is still there I have no ideally hardly anyone goes in. we need another affordable clothes shops, \i like the boutiques and medium priced shops however we need a balance in Lewes. too many pricey shops not all can afford.
On 25 Oct 2016 at 3:38pm endoftheouse wrote:
On 25 Oct 2016 at 3:58pm Clifford wrote:
I've always thought WH Smith were the worst shop anywhere, wherever they are. Especially their 'offers' and the coupons the assistants have to give you all the time.
On 25 Oct 2016 at 4:06pm Twat alert wrote:
Don't go in there.
On 25 Oct 2016 at 4:24pm Wet Dog wrote:
Oh don't go there with all the leaflets WH Smith dump on you at the checkout, no wonder Sussex don't have any more forest, oh my word. But best still what about all the chocolate offers they try and also dump on you at the checkout. I'm 19 stone at the moment and expanding each time I visit there.
On 25 Oct 2016 at 4:35pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I wouldn't be surprised if WH Smith packed up, tbh. The stationers opposite is much better for stationery and Waterstones is better for books, even if you do have to queue for ages among the coffee drinkers and cake-eaters to pay.
And the queues in Smiths are so long that if you want a paper, it's probably quicker to pop into Waitrose to buy it!
On 25 Oct 2016 at 4:56pm highstreeter wrote:
Don't worry all independents will be in Seaford soon. Lewesiana is on its way there - lease up and no suitable (read financially manageable) premises available in Lewes. This it what happens when a small town or suburb becomes colonised by big money. Sad.
On 25 Oct 2016 at 5:04pm Chubby wrote:
I love WH Smiths' chocolate offers .....
On 25 Oct 2016 at 5:10pm Gardener wrote:
I miss Elphicks....
On 25 Oct 2016 at 5:35pm + wrote:
@ dixie normus: has nobody ever told you that self praise is no recommendation?
On 25 Oct 2016 at 6:12pm Mascara Snake wrote:
It's that antique (read: junk) shop on Cliffe run by that miserable old woman who parks her car illegally all day.
On 25 Oct 2016 at 7:02pm Sergeant Major wrote:
For service without a smile and "Do Not..." notices, the 15th Century Bookshop is hard to beat.
On 25 Oct 2016 at 7:13pm Gregory wrote:
I have to agree with Mascara Snake, i have never, ever witnessed such a rude lady in my whole life. I tend to think that she is truly unhinged, enter at your own peril.
On 25 Oct 2016 at 8:23pm wilfredpickles wrote:
Tough call. WH Smith's great combo of sweets and biros and the worst self-service tills ever is hard to beat in a race to the bottom. The 15c bookshop is pretty inhospitable, but Bunces takes the custard cream every time. Empty shelves, surly staff.....
On 25 Oct 2016 at 8:30pm Sussex Jim wrote:
Who needs Bunces' when we have Screwfix? I am always offered a coffee and wished a nice day when I visit.
On 25 Oct 2016 at 9:11pm Knocker wrote:
Ahh yes,the dragon in the tiny antique shop!!to be fair I believe she has health problems,however I've been in there on a few occasions when she's booted people out for simply asking a question.
On 25 Oct 2016 at 9:25pm Smiler wrote:
I really like Bunces
On 25 Oct 2016 at 9:37pm Shopman wrote:
I agree Smiler. I like bunces in the same way that I like visiting France.
On 25 Oct 2016 at 10:30pm Hay Nonnie Mouse wrote:
WH Smith's on the basis of their appalling customer service but Closet and Bott - what's that all about. They've got nowt, they sell nowt....what kind of a shop is that!
On 25 Oct 2016 at 10:33pm Local wrote:
Knocker - mental health problems might explain it, but mere health problems doesn't cover her.
On 25 Oct 2016 at 11:56pm Rookie wrote:
Homebase. Thankfully Screwfix appeared.
On 26 Oct 2016 at 6:27pm Part timer wrote:
Bring back Safeway
On 26 Oct 2016 at 8:45pm silia wrote:
Closet and Bott, sort of rude service, snobbish and not helpful. and too expensive, 10 pounds for a tea towel.
On 27 Oct 2016 at 1:01am Horseman7 wrote:
I too love Bunces. Although the staff aren't always the smiliest when one enters the premises, I've always found that if you take the trouble to engage with them they're great. And the number of times I've gone to Crawley, Brighton, Eastbourne to buy hardware and then come back and found it in Bunces.......
On 27 Oct 2016 at 8:42am violetbat wrote:
Chris, I remember that really, really nasty man who worked in the carpark of the then Safeways. He was one of the nastiest human beings I have ever had the misfortune to encounter. He made the crazy lady in the antiques shop seem benign.
On 28 Oct 2016 at 8:49am and thats a fact wrote:
The closed down shop at in White Hill, at the top of St Johns Terrace, the owner of this Grade 2 eyesore stated on social media a couple of years ago work was in progress, Yawn to much Green in the area, that work in progress has not even got as far as cleaning the glass. and thats a fact
On 28 Oct 2016 at 5:11pm Sweeney Todd wrote:
I Miss Elphicks take thee Dixie Normus
On 28 Oct 2016 at 7:52pm More sense than money wrote:
Definitely that appalling shop on Cliffe Bridge. The only shop in Lewes that doesn't need ay security as the second something leaves the shop it becomes worthless.
Overpriced French junk for people with far too much money to spare who could be giving it to charity instead. Truly the new Lewes at its very most pretentious and idiotic.
On 1 Nov 2016 at 6:50am And thats a fact wrote:
Charcoal Grill, serving doner kebab in a pathetic wrap not a pitta bread pouch, when queried the mealy mouthed and totally false reply was all shops do it, well as my work takes me in many kebab shops all the rest do not, some offer it as an option they use pouches and fill the things up with twice the meat of a wrap, And thats a Fact