Supermarket in Camp

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Supermarket in Camp

Postby spirit666 » Wed May 04, 2011 12:15 pm

Hello all,

New here and first time going to soni (canny wait). Just wanted to know if there was a shop at the campsites for the usual needs ie milk drinks sweets etc etc. Just thinking of the food we are taking with us and if there is stuff we can get on site or nearby then less to carry.

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Re: Supermarket in Camp

Postby RAF Rozzer » Thu May 05, 2011 2:16 am

There was a shop last year, located next to the entrance from the campsite into the arena. Sold your everyday staples, such as soft drinks, bread, milk etc. Would imagine there will be one around this year. There's been one in every festival I've attended.
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Re: Supermarket in Camp

Postby DIO » Thu May 05, 2011 1:24 pm

There's a Tesco you can go to aswell. All you have to do is get on the shuttlebus which is free, for 5 minutes down the road. Then you can go to the local Tesco for all your supplies.
That's what we did last year, we could get everything we wanted and at a really good price, including camping stuff.
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Re: Supermarket in Camp

Postby spirit666 » Fri May 06, 2011 10:45 pm

Thanks guys just wanted to check cause I really dont want to carr a hold load of stuff with us if we can just hop on the bus and get it there.

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Re: Supermarket in Camp

Postby hybrid theorist » Sat May 07, 2011 1:08 am

the one on the campsite is extortionate but convenient.

the tescos it straightforward to get to but can be a bit of a trek.

choice is yours :lol:
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Re: Supermarket in Camp

Postby Moose » Sat May 07, 2011 8:41 am

DIO wrote:There's a Tesco you can go to aswell. All you have to do is get on the shuttlebus which is free, for 5 minutes down the road. Then you can go to the local Tesco for all your supplies.
That's what we did last year, we could get everything we wanted and at a really good price, including camping stuff.


Where do you get the shuttle bus from?

Last year it cost us £15-20 in taxis just to go to Tesco's
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Re: Supermarket in Camp

Postby hybrid theorist » Sat May 07, 2011 8:43 am

just outside the main entrance mate. there was signs I think, if not, just ask people, was literally 100 yards from the wristband exchange point.
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Re: Supermarket in Camp

Postby Moose » Sat May 07, 2011 9:04 am

hybrid theorist wrote:just outside the main entrance mate. there was signs I think, if not, just ask people, was literally 100 yards from the wristband exchange point.


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Re: Supermarket in Camp

Postby eddie.hitler » Wed May 11, 2011 3:00 pm

Is this local Tesco in Stevenage?

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Re: Supermarket in Camp

Postby billytheweed » Tue May 17, 2011 5:31 pm

eddie.hitler wrote:Is this local Tesco in Stevenage?


yep , get on the shuttle bus at the main entrance and get off at the train station and its accross the road so i am lead to believe
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Re: Supermarket in Camp

Postby DIO » Wed May 18, 2011 11:58 am

billytheweed wrote:
eddie.hitler wrote:Is this local Tesco in Stevenage?


yep , get on the shuttle bus at the main entrance and get off at the train station and its accross the road so i am lead to believe


Yep, and it's all really simple to spot out and get to. Everyone else will be going to and from Tesco on the shuttlebus, so just follow the horde of people :lol:
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Re: Supermarket in Camp

Postby SRL88 » Thu May 19, 2011 9:42 am

DIO wrote:
billytheweed wrote:
eddie.hitler wrote:Is this local Tesco in Stevenage?


yep , get on the shuttle bus at the main entrance and get off at the train station and its accross the road so i am lead to believe


Yep, and it's all really simple to spot out and get to. Everyone else will be going to and from Tesco on the shuttlebus, so just follow the horde of people :lol:


That will be nice for the people of Tesco. A bunch of sweaty, unwashed people marching into their store :music-rockon:

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Re: Supermarket in Camp

Postby DIO » Thu May 19, 2011 11:16 am

It's brilliant :lol: everyone is quite well organised and orderly though, noone really causes trouble on the shuttlebuses or at the shops. Save the mental antics for the arena :twisted:
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Re: Supermarket in Camp

Postby ChicagoTed » Fri May 27, 2011 2:59 pm

Do they sell Vodka at the campsite store, or will I have to try and sneak it in?
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Re: Supermarket in Camp

Postby Moose » Fri May 27, 2011 3:15 pm

ChicagoTed wrote:Do they sell Vodka at the campsite store, or will I have to try and sneak it in?


You can bring vodka into the campsite, just bring it in a plastic bottle, we usually buy cheap bottle of water, empty them and fill them up with the vodka. There's no rule against bringing spirits into the campsite just get rid of the glass bottle beforehand
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Re: Supermarket in Camp

Postby hybrid theorist » Fri May 27, 2011 5:07 pm

Yeah, its only the arena you're not allowed to bring booze into
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Re: Supermarket in Camp

Postby snoopy » Fri May 27, 2011 11:11 pm

Tesco was fun Saturday morning the men's loo's were broken - I wonder why :lol:

Spotted 2 little old ladies looking very frightened while doing their shopping along with all the sweaty unwashed hoards.

Tesco is easy to get to, doesn't take long, shuttle buses no problem.

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Re: Supermarket in Camp

Postby ChicagoTed » Sat May 28, 2011 12:23 am

Sweet thanks guys, might do it at the Luton airport toilets before I get there :P
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Re: Supermarket in Camp

Postby eddie.hitler » Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:11 pm

Im assuming Tesco is always prepared and gets serious stocks of booze in beforehand lol. I remember when I was in Manchester for the UEFA Cup Final in '08 and all the city centre shops were running out of booze cos 200,000 alky Rangers fans were in town (no I wasnt one of the rioters).

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Re: Supermarket in Camp

Postby JB91 » Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:46 am

Is TESCO within walking distance of Soni? I aren't wasting money on a shuttle bus :P

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Re: Supermarket in Camp

Postby cassiell » Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:31 pm

JB91 wrote:Is TESCO within walking distance of Soni? I aren't wasting money on a shuttle bus :P


It's a free shuttle bus I believe? :)

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Re: Supermarket in Camp

Postby Moose » Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:10 pm

cassiell wrote:
JB91 wrote:Is TESCO within walking distance of Soni? I aren't wasting money on a shuttle bus :P


It's a free shuttle bus I believe? :)


Yeah it's free
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Re: Supermarket in Camp

Postby hybrid theorist » Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:19 pm

you cant use it just for shopping trips though. it's for bringing campers to the site thurs/fri, and leaving on monday. they wont be taking people both ways


you'll need to take a taxi, but they're not too expensive, especially if you're sharing
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Re: Supermarket in Camp

Postby eddie.hitler » Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:32 pm

Aw booo so you have to get a taxi to Stevenage and you can only get the bus back?

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Re: Supermarket in Camp

Postby latics1tony » Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:44 pm

hybrid theorist wrote:you cant use it just for shopping trips though. it's for bringing campers to the site thurs/fri, and leaving on monday. they wont be taking people both ways


you'll need to take a taxi, but they're not too expensive, especially if you're sharing

Yes you can, you can use it just for shopping, i used it loads last year, got the free bus to stevenage but got a taxi back because the queue for the bus was massive. You can definately use it just to go shopping


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