Greggs plot controversial return to Cornwall after previous store closed

Bakery chain Greggs is considering reopening in Cornwall - just months after its previous store closed.

The hugely popular sandwich and baked goods retailer is reportedly considering opening at Cornwall Services on the A30 at Victoria.

It will be the second outlet to open in the county after a previous venture at Carkeel Roundabout near Saltash closed after just seven months.

It opened in September 2018 and closed the following June, with some people delighted to see it go.

Pasty-lovers on social media were quick to comment on the closure, suggesting Greggs had “failed” in its bid to take on the traditional Cornish pasty.

Greggs closed its previous store in Cornwall, much to the delight of traditional pasty lovers (stock image of a Greggs). Credit: PA

But now it seems the company is ready to return to the Duchy - replacing the recently closed-down Cornish Kitchen at Cornwall Services.

The service station is also home to a McDonald’s, Costa Coffee and Rowe’s Cornish Bakers, which is one of the best-known producers of the iconic Cornish pasty.

Greggs have not commented on the reported opening but a spokesperson for Cornwall Services said the new tenant would be moving in soon.