Great Factory Shops Hunt

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  • Thanks - I have a few leads on some fresh veg - so at least something to balance the chocolate! I'm surfing the web to try and find local food producers etc - I've emailed a few - most of them say no to being open to the public but maybe I'll get lucky! :)
  • carly
    carly Posts: 1,414 Forumite
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    There is a guide to factory shops and many dealing with specific areas only. I used to have an older edition, and it was very useful. Found this one on Amazon but there are probably others too.


    http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/094896572X/qid=1101235505/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_8_1/202-4702653-3528654#product-details
  • 16011996
    16011996 Posts: 8,313 Forumite
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    thanks for that, thats a great link.
  • HERE
    a list of factory shops here, mostly clothes I think






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  • 16011996
    16011996 Posts: 8,313 Forumite
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    Thanks - I have a few leads on some fresh veg - so at least something to balance the chocolate! I'm surfing the web to try and find local food producers etc - I've emailed a few - most of them say no to being open to the public but maybe I'll get lucky! :)


    let us know how you get on.
  • Several no's at the moment - so no better off but no worse! Might have time to check one place out tomorrow. One has a shop but only for staff, but I don't know anyone there!
  • 16011996
    16011996 Posts: 8,313 Forumite
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    i not been able to find anymore either. :( but will keep trying.
  • Sarahsaver
    Sarahsaver Posts: 8,390 Forumite
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    There's loads in Leicester, lots of clothing, im sure the tourist office even has a special leaflet about them. Because of a lot of food manufacturers locally, amazingly cheap stuff turns up on the market - sweets, cakes, biscuits (including the luxury ones) pies, sausage rolls...Also stilton is cheap here if you really must eat that sort of thing :-X (because its local) The butchers David Cheshires sells overruns of M&S/asda &other supermarkets - i once had a huge tray of venison sausages for 2 quid! Often get 5 'ready to roast in the tin' joints of meat for FIVE POUNDS!!! Things like gammon, beef, turkey, and some of the nicest pork ive had. Served it to guests and they were impressed, daren't tell them how cheap it was :o
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  • Good for you! There are lots of foods made in Norfolk but it seems mos of them don't have a factory shop or if they do its for staff only. :'(
    Still I'm gonna keep trying and see if I can supplement my diet on more than chocs!
  • rushnowt
    rushnowt Posts: 24,749 Forumite
    I beleive Rossendale has quite a few factory shops mainly shoes though i think, mostly in the Bacup, Rawtenstall & Haslingden areas


    There is also a textiles factory shop Just outside Bury, but feel sure they must have others around the country.
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