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More Space For Hot Cornish Pasties on North Street

Published on: 25 Apr, 2012
Updated on: 25 Apr, 2012

Hot pasties might now attract 20%VAT, following the latest budget, but business appears to be booming at the West Cornwall Pasty Company in North St. They have taken over the shop next door, that used to be Colorama, to expand and give space for twenty in-shop diners.

West Cornwall Pasty Company at 54 North Street on the corner of Swan Lane, closed this week for expansion

The shop has been closed this week whilst the expansion and refurbishment is carried out by a team of workers. They said that the shop was due to reopen by Friday (April 27).

A spokeswoman for the company said, “Business is good for us in Guildford. The new space will allow us to introduce new lines of coffee and cakes and give more information about the company and their branding.”

Within the last year the branch has seen off competition from another pasty shop that started up yards way in Swan Lane but lasted only a few months before closing down.

The West Cornish Pasty Company was launched in 1998 by Ken Cockings. In 2007 he sold the company to its management team for £40m. There are now over 50 shops in the UK, including 18 in London.

Guildford has the only Surrey branches of the chain which reaches as far as Glasgow and Edinburgh. Many outlets are small kiosks in Railway Stations, such as the one at Guildford Station.

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