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On 23 Mar 2009 at 7:59pm Lord Landport wrote:
I like most people have probably always just walked past wickle but today
I decided to pop in.
I Must say was very surprised lots of stuff ideal for great Aunty Edna
for her birthday christmas etc loads I would never buy and loads I would.
But what i'm amazed is that me my wife and my young son managed to get
a Hot chocolate (large) coffe (large) and three shortbread cakes for £5.40
served by nice lady in friendly part of the shop with a train set and loads of toys to keep my little one happy while we had our Coffee.
Must admit never saw a ball of twine
before you ask no I'm not related nor do I work for them but people always say we need less shops like this ?????
why If only the rest of our shops gave good value and customer service Lewes would thrive.
On 23 Mar 2009 at 8:06pm cato wrote:
Which one is Wickle?I will give it a go.Sounds just my cup of tea!Excuse the pun.
On 23 Mar 2009 at 9:04pm mr happy wrote:
I had half an hour to kill last week and also browsed in Wickle. Bought 2 lunch boxes for my little girls. The man who owned the shop seemed really nice and said he had a little girl which I think influences some of the stuff he sells. Its a really sweet shop.
I also went to the Pine Chest and that is a good browser to!
On 23 Mar 2009 at 9:15pm Long Distance Whelk Fisherman wrote:
Is this a joke thread?
On 23 Mar 2009 at 10:20pm Earl of Lewes wrote:
I've never been in the shop but I met one of the couple who own it and she's a good sort - she said that she tries to sell stuff made by local people at prices that don't take the piss, but reflect the amount of work that's gone into them.

In today's sweatshop-driven retail environment, Wickle's prices might be higher than Wilkinson's and Aldi, but at least it's an honest price.

On 23 Mar 2009 at 10:35pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
Certainly NOT my cup of tea - I think the shop is full of pretentious nonsense (the type of stuff aimed at DFL's!!!).
And I have witnessed the balls of "twine" for sale at £25.
On 24 Mar 2009 at 11:43am THEINTREPIDFOX wrote:
I conclude: A ball of twine from Wickle and a candle from Flint will put you £53 out of pocket.
On 24 Mar 2009 at 6:32pm Mystic Mog wrote:
I am sure that you are correct on those items. But you are being just as selective as Tescos are on there selection of shopping to justify their expansion.
If I want string and candles I go to Bunces. If I want scented posh candles to impress Mrs Mog then I may go to one of the above establishments. However I would probably go to Mays which is always good value.
On 24 Mar 2009 at 7:02pm Pearlie wrote:
Oh do me a favour, the people are very nice without a doubt, always cheerful and friendly (you can see why lol) but you can't justify those prices. But anyhow, probably nice for those folks up from brighton or who have money to burn. Every time I've popped in after smelling the delicious scents I've had to leave when I started to reel from the prices before I faint clean away.
And two drinks plus 3 shortbread cakes, I'd keep quiet about it because they've probably added it up wrong. (Unless they've put prices down in the last couple of months.)
On 24 Mar 2009 at 7:27pm THEINTREPIDFOX wrote:
Mystic Mog, since we cleared up the confusion I forgive your ignorance. I'm completely with you on Bounces. Great shop. Last(?) decent shop left.
On 24 Mar 2009 at 10:33pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
Bounces? Sounds like fun - where is that?
On 25 Mar 2009 at 11:12am THEINTREPIDFOX wrote:
Watch it Spinster or my thoughts will keep you awake at night! But your humorous hint to my spelling pisstake had a positive outcome as I just discovered that you can even shop online at Bunce's www.bunce-co.co.uk
On 26 Mar 2009 at 1:57pm Mr Bean wrote:
I think Wickle is a great shop, polite and helpful staff, fantastic fun for the kids and a wonderful range of stock. So nice to see so much ethically sourced stuff and the owners clearly make much more effort for the customers than I have seen in other shops. The cafe has always been fantastic value, again all the cakes and soups are locally made rather than bought in. As mentioned before, you might pay a little more here but it is a fair price and you really get what you pay for. As for the expensive balls of twine, I've never understood why Wickle gets mocked for this as they are at least twice as expensive up the road at Adam Czewski. If you're going to complain about anyone's high twine prices (and god knows that's the most important criterion when evaluating a shop) then it should be theirs surely? Or am I missing something?
On 26 Mar 2009 at 5:05pm Long Distance Whelk Fisherman wrote:
Mr Bean, are you a joke poster?
On 26 Mar 2009 at 5:30pm mr happy wrote:
Long distance whelk fisherman why do you keep asking if people are joke threading everytime they are nice about something. Is it now a joke to be nice on here?? Whats your problem with nice people?
On 26 Mar 2009 at 6:30pm zola wrote:
The trouble is there are people on this fine website who promote themselves and their businesses.It is hard to figure out who is genuine and who isn't.
I have been on here a couple of years and believe me,it does happen.
Deep in the archives on this site there is a thread started by someone saying how wonderfu a certain restaurant was in Lewes.
And it ended up with the staff,the management having a real slanging match online.It was most entertaining!
perhaps Whelk fisherman thought it was someone from Wickle...
Actually,this website is a lot calmer than it used to be.People are much nicer to each other.A few years back there were folk who did not get on online.
Lots of swearing!!
These days it is not quieter,just a nicer place to be.
Thanks Webby!
On 26 Mar 2009 at 8:42pm Lopster wrote:
Mr Happy - seems to be only when they are nice about what is actually cr@p - emperors new clothes!!!
On 26 Mar 2009 at 11:03pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
Lopster -Mr Angry will get very angry with you for posting in the wrong area - watch your back!
On 27 Mar 2009 at 12:17am Angry of Lewes (Retd) wrote:
shut yer hole you rancid old cowbag

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