The Welly Arms is now no more.
No fag stained walls or sticky floor.
Its outer shell no longer tiled.
Inside, no porter, ale or mild.
Instead a shrine to clog your heart
with meaty bakes and jammy tarts.
No pickled eggs or scampi fries,
now tuna melts and greasy pies.
For Greggs has come to Whitley Street
to peddle yum-yums, pastries sweet.
And if their fare won’t make you linger
to partake of latte with iced finger,
Leg it down Southampton Street
to sup a pint at the Hop Leaf.
The anonymous bard of RG2
- Planning application 181743:
The proposed new lessee for the property is Greggs Plc…