Wilkos to close 15 stores. :/

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Is yours one of them? Clydebank is my go to and send OK, but sad news.

Full list of Wilko stores listed for closure in 2022:

Bournemouth,

Cleethorpes

Edmonton Green

Erdington

Grantham

Llanelli

Merthyr Tydfil

Narborough Road

Orpington

Redditch

Rotheram

Scunthorpe

Shipley

Skegness

Stockton

Sutton Coldfield
 

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The one here is spared, but it's a big shop, and does a good trade I think.
 

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Ours is quite big too but has suffered from lack of stock in recent months, some shelves have been empty
 

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Went in our local one a bit before Christmas, there really wasn't much in there worth buying. I think they are fighting a losing battle to B&M / HomeBargains and the way I see it probably consider themselves in a tier above these shops but they really aren't.

The one in Worcester has only been open a few years so I guess they'd be loathed to close it.
 
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I went in the one at Middlebrooke just before christmas, i can see why they are closing if they have staff who can't be arsed staff like this one, but they will all moan if and when it gets the chop
 

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From some bit of their homebrewing range, these closures should be seen as a godsend. Some of their HB is god damned awful :C
 
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From some bit of their homebrewing range, these closures should be seen as a godsend. Some of their HB is god damned awful :C
I beg to differ Arcs, i have done loads of wilko kits all tweaked with dme and notty yeast never had a bad one, i am right now drinking thirsty red devil which is very nice also have a keg of wheat beer carbing up never tried this so we will see
 
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Went in our local one a bit before Christmas, there really wasn't much in there worth buying. I think they are fighting a losing battle to B&M / HomeBargains and the way I see it probably consider themselves in a tier above these shops but they really aren't.

The one in Worcester has only been open a few years so I guess they'd be loathed to close it.
To be honest I was surprised ours wasn't on the list. B&M and Home Bargains have opened in town recently and the store is poorly sited - no free parking nearby. I doubt ours will let much longer.
 

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Mine in Liverpool isn't shutting. As far as I can see it's junk store selling junk for people that need or want junk. As for high street homebrew kits or equipment. Their brews are crap as is the equipment. I have to travel 55 mins from where I live to see a decent homebrew store on a high street. It's worth my while going there as I almost always get what I want.
 

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I have to travel 55 mins from where I live to see a decent homebrew store on a high street. It's worth my while going there as I almost always get what I want.

Its a shame they are closing as fast as pubs giving us little choice than to buy online or from places like Wilko.
 
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