For a few weeks there’ve been murmors that all branches of Percy Ingles bakers could be shut for good, and today a paper over in Romford appears to put more credence on the news.
The company have traded for 66 years and have (or had) branches in Woolwich, Lewisham and Deptford.
If it does close it’ll be another vacant unit in Woolwich. A number lie empty years after business vacated.
Another chain in trouble with a presence in Woolwich is Poundstretcher.
Greggs can’t have helped the company. They have a branch just across on Powis Street. Personally I’m still mourning the loss of Baker’s Oven who were taken over and killed off by Greggs. In my experience a sausage roll (and pretty much everything else) from Greggs isn’t stone cold about 1 in 10 times. No idea what people see in them.
If you can’t do a half decent sausage roll, give up and go away.