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empty shops

new squares itself is a little disappointing but we found Penrith "the town" has much to offer the... read more

Reviewed June 26, 2019
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
Still empty

There’s nothing here, we wandered through yesterday and it’s empty. Shame really, nothing else can... read more

Reviewed March 10, 2019
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Jun 26, 2019
“empty shops”
Mar 10, 2019
“Still empty”
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Counted 12 empty shop units. How embarrassing. Shopped in Sainsbury's and there were more staff than customers. Walked around the old town which had much more life and atmosphere.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Janet Y
Reviewed June 26, 2019

new squares itself is a little disappointing but we found Penrith "the town" has much to offer the tourist with its many small side streets full of quirky shops and cafes . although the bus station is rather run down the actual bus service is...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed March 28, 2019

Whoever owns this is being very bullish I reckon. Why leave it empty at best fill it with start ups and small companies who need a leg up.....but do something to attract people in here.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Paul F
Reviewed March 10, 2019 via mobile

There’s nothing here, we wandered through yesterday and it’s empty. Shame really, nothing else can be said.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DizzyPonty
Reviewed November 13, 2018

that's all about I can say about it and it has been there a few years judging by the fading and peeling paintwork

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank chris c
Reviewed August 26, 2018

Wandered in, wandered out again. Bit like a ghost town, shame, really. Will no doubt be nice if and when all or at least more of the units are let.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tezerez
Reviewed October 5, 2017 via mobile

We were staying at the Premier Inn round the corner, and decided to come here for breakfast.. and we’re so pleased we did! Yummy full English, great portion size and good value for money! Definitely worth a visit!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank NattyNonky
Reviewed September 8, 2017 via mobile

Live in Penrith shame this is still not full! Maybe they need to drop the rent to encourage companies to move in otherwise the walkway is nice and the cafe there is lovely

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank G8617YJjonathant
Reviewed August 26, 2015

We called in for coffee and cake and were pleased to see they had gluten free cakes available. Service was ok but a bit slow.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Derek P
Reviewed July 26, 2014

I am writing this review so that visitors to Penrith will not visit and be misled by the description of New Squares on Trip Advisor. Three years on and sadly most of the retail units in New Squares are still empty. The Eden Coffee lounge...More

Date of experience: July 2014
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