It’s not always fair to judge a place by its name, but in the case of somewhere called Speedy Sandwiches, I think it’s reasonable to expect two things: sandwiches; and rapid service. On today’s visit, both boxes were ticked, admirably.
This was another breakfast quest, as I was once more taking advantage of our wonderful rail network, this time to head to the west. I wasn’t in a mad dash, but needed the services of somewhere that would serve me with due attention to promptness.
I’d visited this little shop on a few previous occasions, but I have a feeling it had changed hands since last I was there. The layout was slightly different, with a few seats for those wishing to linger, rather than it being entirely a takeout place.
My mind was set on a bacon roll, so I was delighted by the salty aroma as I walked in. I opted for a brown roll and brown sauce, which is my default position with breakfast rolls.
The personable and efficient counter woman soon had me on my way towards the station, with the required item neatly wrapped in a brown bag.
I munched on the train, once I’d found a seat. The seeded roll was fresh and soft, and the salty bacon was nicely offset by the fruity sauce. It was a simple, straightforward bacon roll, which was exactly what was required.
So overall, my needs were ably met by Speedy Sandwiches. The service lived up to the name, and the sandwich on offer was tasty. I’m rarely in this neck of the woods around lunchtime, so much like Sandwich Culture, which is just a few doors down, this will likely remain a reliable breakfast roll stop for me, in the future.
Blythe scores Speedy Sandwiches
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
I ate: bacon roll
I drank: nowt
I wore: black suit
Total bill: £1.20