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Cornish pasty lovers ecstatic as Greggs closes its only bakery in Cornwall

The bakery chain has more than 1,500 stores across the UK. Credit: PA Images

Pasty lovers in Cornwall have rejoiced after the UK's largest bakery chain, Greggs, closed its only store in the county.

Greggs quietly opened a bakery in Saltash in September 2018, much to the dismay of some locals who prefer the traditionally made Cornish pasty.

Now it seems the bakery was closed down four months ago.

A Greggs spokesperson said: "We confirm that following a thorough review, the Greggs at Saltash Service Station closed on 12 September 2019."

Greggs has most recently been in the news for introducing a vegan steak bake. Credit: PA Images

There has been an overwhelming response on social media:

A holiday cottage company based in Cornwall said: "Fancy Greggs thinking they could compete with the traditional Cornish pasty!"

One user posted the news in a Saltash community group on Facebook and said: "Saltash Greggs has closed, even though we never knew it had opened!"

Another user said in a Cornish pasty appreciation group, "Never knew there was a Greggs down here! But then I only deal with homemade anyway."

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According to the company, it's continuing "to look for new opportunity sites across the South West of England" as part of its long-term plans.