The world’s oldest maker of Cornish pasties has opened up a shop in Eastleigh.
Warrens Bakery, which traces its roots back to 1860, has taken a 10-year lease on 31 Market Street in a deal brokered by property consultancy Myddelton & Major.
Quoting rent for the 1,016 sq ft (94.39 sq m) ground floor retail unit was £23,000 per annum
Myddelton & Major Partner Simon Lee said: “Warrens Bakery was founded at St Just, near Land’s End in Cornwall more than 150 years ago and has been making pasties ever since local ingredients and traditional craft bakery skills.
“I am pleased to have helped welcome this taste of the south west to Eastleigh, their easternmost outpost of more than 50 stores selling hand-crimped pasties, freshly baked bread and prized scones, sandwiches and biscuits.
“The franchise store was opened by businessman Farhat Abbas who cut the ribbon during the official opening ceremony. Warrens also plans to open in Southampton and Winchester this year.”
Other multiple retailers trading close by include Vision Express, Santander, Peacocks, Savers Health & Beauty and Specsavers.
The shop has a full width glazed retail frontage and double entrance door leading to an open plan sales area with rear staff kitchen and separate WC. There is also external rear loading access.
Eastleigh is a busy Hampshire town approximately five miles north of Southampton and six miles south of Winchester, with direct road access to both Junction 13 of the M3 and Junction 5 of the M27, both within 1 mile.
Myddelton & Major was named the most active agency in Wiltshire in 2016 for the fifth year running by Estates Gazette, the weekly and online magazine of the UK commercial property industry.