View Poll Results: Percy or Gregg?

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Thread: PERCY INGLE vs GREGGS

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    Default PERCY INGLE vs GREGGS

    who do you like better Percy or Gregg?
    i think percy is much better. percy started in stratford. greggs is a northern thing and consequently all their cakes are made with LARD.
    percy have been hit hard by economic realities over the last couple of decades and as a result are not what they used to be. i remember when they did you proper welsh rabbit with the mustard and guiness mixed in and everything, old women sipping the spilt tea out the saucer and that....smoking fags
    orange plastic seating....
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    their cheese and onion pastys are better than greggs too. and i like the apple danishes with the white icing on top.

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    i can't vote on this as i've never had a Percy Ingle. certainly Ingle sounds lush, back in the day anyway, more sophisticated than any Greggs i've ever been in.

    Greggs are alright, as are other northern bake-chains such as Sayers, Spinks, Hampsons, or Greenhalghs, though they're all much of a muchness obviously.

    i welcome all the new-wave of pasty chains.

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    fuck it i'll vote for Percy mate you've sold me.

    i find it hard to believe any southern chain can beat the northern ones on sausage rolls mind, which are really my favourite thing from any such establishment.

    i like bake slice type things too.

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    in all honesty scott percy and gregg nowadays are virtually indistinguishable, but greggs is more popular so the queues at percy are shorter.

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    Three Cooks are OK too.

    my vote wasn't wasted then, as who likes standing in line?

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    i realise Luka your dietary status means you cannot advise me on the sossie roll debate, so we'll have to get another carnivore with experience of both on board.

    a good cheese onion pasty hard to beat so sounds promising.

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    Being a northern type Ive yet to taste a Percy.

    I'll avoid Gregs for pasties as they are usually cold. All about the Ainsleys for pasties, i do wish they wouldn't dust thier baps with flour as it gets all over the place.

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    Greggs sausage rolls are weirdly lemony. Not a great look. Do like the cheese and ham pasty tho, which you can't get down South.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    in all honesty scott percy and gregg nowadays are virtually indistinguishable, but greggs is more popular so the queues at percy are shorter.
    it's a money thing, surely. Greggs is cheaper and worse, Percy is for when you're feeling flush. They do a great dome-shaped granary loaf for about 1.20, but it's tiny. Greggs only do massive granaries, for the same price, but it's only good for toast after two days.

    But generally, Greggs is shite. Percy's cakes are better too

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    i have northern loyalty to greggs, steak bakes are doing alot.

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    Percy - Pasties seem to be better quality and I like how they cook sausages and eggs etc right there in front of you. Costs a bit more but worth it.

    There used to be both a Percy Ingle and a Greggs on Tottenham High Road but Greggs went out of business earlier this year and Percy's still going strong. winner.

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    shit i forgot about the steak bakes and now i've already voted.

    dummkopf.

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    percy no contest
    they do a sort of all-in danish which has custard, icing, fruity bits, the lot
    greggs can't touch em

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