I don't see what all the negative reviews are about - I love this ridiculously large, excessive Tesco and everything about it. The massive car park, the bakery and café, the ability to get lost somewhere between looking for ketchup and candlesticks...it's all good to me.
Tesco Watford is one of the biggest I've ever seen. I doubt I've ever walked in and not found something I was looking for - everything seems to be under one roof. There are toys, clothing, home goods, plenty of things for the holidays (their Christmas section is a little insane) but the down side is, you're going to have to wait or be able to push your cart around like a pro without getting annoyed because this store is always, always filled with people.
It's a bit out of our way but I'd rather shop here to get the variety of things I need (bigger section of cheeses, fresh foods, wine and alcohol) than run around like a crazed maniac to find what I need. The staff is always helpful, but sometimes hard to find. The photo section, which we've bought personalized gifts from, is timely and professional. I have never had a hard time here, unless it's with that damned 'Scan Yourself' system (so disorganized, don't even bother!)...!
On a side note, all American shoppers, they have a very generous selection of American goodies, from really good maple syrup and pancake mixes to American candy and cereal and treats of all sizes. It made the Michigan girl inside of me almost explode from excitement but be warned! - the prices are outrageous! (No surprise there)
I'll be back with my list in hand!
This Tesco is a huge store and being a Tesco Extra it is one of the largest in this chain. It has an extensive range of food, grocery items and non grocery items such as clothing, toys, electricals and household produce.
I regularly visit this store for my shopping and find that it is busy all of the time, despite being a 24 hours store. It has its own cafe as well as a large Krispy Kreme cafe and take away on site.
There is able parking with a designated area for disabled and parent and child parking, which depending on when you go isn't always full. Be warned spaces near the front of the store fill up quickly so you may have to walk a bit to the store.
Best tesco I have been in for range of goods, its absolutely massive with everything you could think of on offer.
The Krispy Kreme smell does make me feel ill though.
Also some of the staff are rather obnoxious and can give the impression that you are putting them out by making them work ie scan your items
This is a very, very large Tesco, the biggest one I've been to. You'd be hard pressed to find something they didn't stock there. We even buy toys from there when we have to buy a gift in a hurry, they have such an extensive collection. I have also found some good bargains among the toys and books in addition to groceries.
Having a Krispy Kreme outlet is another plus. It's nice to be able to have something fresh and tasty while grocery shopping, we always wait for the sign to light up. They have plenty of trolleys for different needs. For two babies, or a baby and a toddler or those car type trolleys that the toddler drives. They are open 24/7 so we have the option of late night shopping too. Great supermarket for the whole family.
The Tesco in Watford is simply too big. Each time I visit it takes far too long to do a normal weekly shop. There is too much choice and the store doesn't seem to have any logical order to it. Yes it has a lovely toy department but I don't want to shop for toys each time I do a food shop. The electricals seem quite good value but I prefer branded goods I and would rather get them from John Lewis. The clothes department is quite big and it's convenient just to pop a couple of items in your trolley, try them on at home and return them next time if they aren't suitable.
I would not choose to shop at this Tesco unless I was in the area.
This is a Tesco Extra and it's open 24/7. It's huge! They have a pharmacy, optician and cafe as well as a Krispy Kreme outlet. The petrol station has the cheapest petrol you'll find in the area.
Tesco in Watford is one of my favourite supermarkets. It is absolutely huge. It offers a vast range of food and drink. The clothes department is massive and carries a full range of Tesco clothing. Often there are clothing sale on that makes thes items very affordable. The home ware section is massive too so this makes Tesco in Watford perfect for the weekly shop. It offers a free car park but the trolleys need a token or £1 coin before you can move them. The staff are quite friendly and the shop is clean and tidy. There is an excellent selection of phones, dvd's and games in addition to the most popular ranges. The store also carries a lot of electrical items including fridges, cookers and microwaves. There is a petrol station on site and it is easy to get to. It might be worth spending a morning there,
Grande Tesco. Can be good for some things like garlic mushrooms. They have a fairly good fresh fish counter. However generally Tesco quality is below the cost of their produce. Advantage of this store is size.
The Tesco in Watford is a big one. Each time I visit it takes far too long to do a normal weekly shopwe have too much to choose . It has a lovely toy department The electricals seem quite good value but I prefer branded goods I and would rather get them from John Lewis.
Badly managed and organised supermarket.
Location wise this is a good Tesco Extra (the larger size store) as it is easily accessibly on foot from the town centre, unlike many supermarkets which locate out of town and accessible only by bus. There is an enormous shop car park, however the flip side is as this is so close to town it often fills up early and long queues are common at peak times. The Tesco has the usual clothes and electrical sections and often does in store promotions. Service however is generally unfriendly and queues are often long, particularly at customer services and on weekends. This Tesco supports Tesco home deliveries and I have used it many times with very good results as being a larger store it rarely runs out of stock so doesn't 'replace' items. Finally it is generally good for accessibility with the usual disabled spaces and no steps, and customer services will store your buggy if you do not have a car seat trolley.
If you want to do a quick shop, or even a large shop come to that, on a weekday evening, Forget it. Hugh queues at the checkouts most of the time. No staff to open the numerous unmanned chekouts. The three times I've been have all been the same. 20 or 30 deep for the self checkout as well. GO SOMEWHERE ELSE if you're pushed for time.
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