Upper Crust baguettes are the staple diet of many rail travellers, as they clickety clack around the country, on important matters of state.

Today, MJ and I were heading to London, to take part in our second big walk for Action for A-T, which is the charity that we support. This time it was a trifling 50km, along the Thames. With an almost completely flat course, we were pretty confident, even if our preparation had been a bit fitful.


With time to spare, I had the opportunity to browse their counter selection. They have an impressive array, across a range of prices. I settled somewhere in the middle, with their brie, basil and tomato baguette.

Most of the baguettes lend themselves to being served warm, but I turned down the chatty and helpful counter girl’s offer, on this occasion.


Once safely ensconced in our seats, I unwrapped my sandwich. As I’ve said on many occasions before, I often find baguettes are served with an overly rough aspect, that results in the experience of eating them feeling like chewing wire wool. This one had just enough of that to assure you that it was freshly fired, but not in an unpleasant way, so that was good news.

The filling was abundant, fresh, and a classic combination. I was pleased with it. Their baguettes are a really good size, too, so I felt quite pleasantly full after finishing it, which was a good thing.

MJ is a great fan of Upper Crust, and I do find myself picking up sandwiches from there, quite often. They’re usually of a good standard, and today was no exception. I will inevitably return, and will be more than happy to do so.

3.5/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for service
3/5 for setting
giving an overall 13/20

Today’s quester was: Blythe (MJ was there, too, but not requiring sustenance, on this occasion)

I ate: brie, basil and tomato baguette

I drank: water

I wore: www.tieclub.co.uk tie

Total: bill: £6.29

Waverley Station

Written by BKR