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.