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Mona Road, Menai Bridge, Wales LL59 5EA
FatAndy wrote on 11 December 2011 (updated on 13 December 2011)
This shop made the national papers a while back when Kate Middleton was photographed pushing a trolley laden with royal groceries across the car park. It seems this is Kate and Will’s supermarket of choice when they’re in residence on Anglesey. You do wonder in fact if this shop was opened by royal request because I can’t understand why Waitrose should open their only branch in North Wales (that I know of at least) on the outskirts of such a quiet backwater as Menai Bridge.
I recently visited for the first time, I’d been working on Anglesey and was attracted by a offer I’d half heard on an advert I’d half watched. In the event I couldn’t find what I was after, maybe the offer had expired or maybe I’d misheard the ad. It turns out Waitrose is a more expensive version of Sainsburys, not somewhere I’d go for the weekly shop even if I didn’t live twenty miles away but possibly somewhere I’d go for the odd treat.
On quibble is that the carpark is quite busy and clearly they’ve tried to maximise the number of cars it can accommodate by minimising the size of the parking bays. The result is very tight parking spaces which isn’t convenient given the proportion of elderly drivers, who may not be agile enough to squeeze out of a half open door, and also the number of Chelsea tractors which struggle to squeeze in. Expect the odd dent in your door if you visit often.