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Re: Wenzels Ruislip Manor

One thing is for certain. The Manor desperately needs another food outlet.

Re: Wenzels Ruislip Manor

Alex
One thing is for certain. The Manor desperately needs another food outlet.


I was thinkimg the same thing, and I'm suprised no one has yet bought Roders (the Portuguese restaurant in the manor) because the queues were usually out the door when that was open.

Re: Wenzels Ruislip Manor

Maybe it's me, but I never thought a bit of competition ever did anyone any harm. It keeps everyone on their toes and gives more choice and bargains to the shoppers. I remember when I first lived in the Manor (1963) there were 4 major bakers, 6 butchers and 10 grocers shops. That's not to mention all the newsagents, hairdressers, chemists and shoe shops (remember them !!) After all Victoria Road is a shopping parade.

Just a thought.

Re: Wenzels Ruislip Manor

Popeye
Maybe it's me, but I never thought a bit of competition ever did anyone any harm. It keeps everyone on their toes and gives more choice and bargains to the shoppers. I remember when I first lived in the Manor (1963) there were 4 major bakers, 6 butchers and 10 grocers shops. That's not to mention all the newsagents, hairdressers, chemists and shoe shops (remember them !!) After all Victoria Road is a shopping parade.

Just a thought.[/quote

You make a good point. I wish we had a costa or Starbucks in the manor and i would be happier than a pig in muck.

Re: Wenzels Ruislip Manor

This list was posted on the website back in 2008, it's from the Kemps Directory for 1962.....love it.

http://www.ruislip.co.uk/manor/1962.htm

Re: Wenzels Ruislip Manor

Good to hear. No harm with some competition surely?

My kids love the cakes and biscuits in 66 Bakery but I'm not too keen. As already mentioned the sausage rolls and pies are greasy and taste odd. I find the bread, baguettes etc very plain. No real flavour.

Looking forward to an alternative.

Re: Wenzels Ruislip Manor

The 1962 Victoria Road list I recently put on this site was originally posted by Keith Martin in 2004. I just wanted to give credit where credit's due.
Thank you.

Re: Wenzels Ruislip Manor

I can't believe Ellie post. Why can't another baker open up? If that was the way, we would be queuing up for days for a haircut and selling using one estate agent. Personally, I have never found 66 hierarchy or staff to be that pleasant. The last time I checked we have free enterprise in this country.[o:)]

Re: Wenzels Ruislip Manor

Fascinating looking at the old list of shops. How things have changed, you'll notice one cafe, a milk bar and a fish and chip shop, not a restaurant in sight. As I remember we bought food from the grocers,green grocers, butchers or wet fish shops, took them home and cooked a meal ourselves.......nice.

Re: Wenzels Ruislip Manor

The shop is already being fitted out and the signage is up.

Re: Wenzels Ruislip Manor

As someone who works in the Manor i for one cannot wait for Wenzels to open. Somebody will have to explain 66 to me as i simply don't get the appeal of a dirty rundown bakers with rude staff and appalling products that taste of cheap ingredients.

Re: Wenzels Ruislip Manor

Carpet Dude
As someone who works in the Manor i for one cannot wait for Wenzels to open. Somebody will have to explain 66 to me as i simply don't get the appeal of a dirty rundown bakers with rude staff and appalling products that taste of cheap ingredients.


I have to agree with your comments, I stopped going there years ago because the cakes were tasteless.

They also like to employ young kids no doubt on minimum wage.

Re: Wenzels Ruislip Manor

Agreed. As others have said, competition is healthy. Looking forward to it opening.

Re: Wenzels Ruislip Manor

I've been going to 66 for many years and have ALWAYS found the staff really friendly.

Re: Wenzels Ruislip Manor

Wenzels is open today