It’s not very often that I hear of neighbouring town Watford scoring a ‘first,’ but this week I visited the new Little Waitrose at John Lewis Watford – which is the first ‘little Waitrose’ to be situated within a John Lewis store. So, if you happen to be in Watford doing your shopping at the local shopping centre – Intu – formally called The Harlequin, you can now stop into little Waitrose as well for a quick grocery shop. You can see (and access) the new little Waitrose on the top floor of the store in Watford, just next door to A Place to Eat, the John Lewis café/restaurant. It’s much bigger than I had imagined and very roomy, using up office and warehouse space and costing just over £2 million pounds to complete.
Some of the little Waitrose in-store features include –
- A bakery with fresh bread, pastries, cakes and patisserie
- Fresh flowers
- A fresh fish and meat counter
- A large selection of wines and spirits
- A lottery station, take away coffee machine, newspapers and magazines
- A store and collect service
You can pick up everything from a pint of milk, to fresh fruit and vegetables, sandwiches, ready-meals and snacks, dried goods and non-food health and beauty items. There are a number of pay-desks, as well as the never-quite-so-quick self-service tills!
We popped into A Place to Eat where the children enjoyed a kiddies breakfast, before tootling around the store to browse and buy a few new food photography props! We then stopped at little Waitrose where the kids chose some treats from the bakery counter to bring home for a tea party.
All in all, we had a seamless, stress-free shopping experience (apart from a fall-out with a self-service till – own fault!) and I think little Waitrose makes a great addition to the Intu shopping centre in Watford.
You can find Little Waitrose at John Lewis at –John Lewis (top floor) Intu Watford (formerly The Harlequin Centre) High Street Watford Hertfordshire WD17 2TW You can visit the John Lewis Watford Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/JohnLewisWatford And follow @Waitrose on Twitter
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With thanks to Waitrose and John Lewis for the invitation to visit the new store.
Disclosure- I received some gift vouchers to cover the cost of our shopping trip.