Downtown Department Store & Garden Centre

Downtown Department Store & Garden Centre
Food & drink | Grantham
Both Downtown Grantham sites offer customers tasty treats from sweet to savoury. With homemade classics such as lasagne or cottage pie, this is a destination for home-comforts; a perfect pit-stop during shopping. Feeling adventurous - why not try the 'scone of the week'? Hot and cold drinks, Cafe Culture brings customers a variety of refreshing options that are sure to tease those taste buds. Don't forget to present your Rewards card to the team, every point counts!
Gonerby junction, A1
Grantham
NG32 2AB
www.oldrids.co.uk
enquiries@oldrids.co.uk
01476 590239

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Gonerby junction, A1
Grantham
NG32 2AB
www.oldrids.co.uk
enquiries@oldrids.co.uk
01476 590239

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Downtown Department Store & Garden Centre

Gonerby junction, A1

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Downtown Department Store & Garden Centre

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