What DO we want on Northcote Road???

537 posts
passitoffasyourown
Posts: 5
Joined: Mar 2017
Options:
Share this post on:

Re: What DO we want on Northcote Road???

Postby passitoffasyourown » Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:46 pm

Absolutely, EU immigrants don't behave like entitled princesses
Post Reply
passitoffasyourown
Posts: 5
Joined: Mar 2017
Options:
Share this post on:

Re: What DO we want on Northcote Road???

Postby passitoffasyourown » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:23 pm

Thanks Maggiemay1 & 2009Kat, really lovely to have been your butchers, all the best Jo & Bob xx
Post Reply
passitoffasyourown
Posts: 5
Joined: Mar 2017
Options:
Share this post on:

Re: What DO we want on Northcote Road???

Postby passitoffasyourown » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:32 pm

Ps Papinian
I could be wrong but I get the feeling that you were
insinuating that I was anti-EU I'm not
I have friends, had staff and come from Maltese
ancestors who settled here in the U.K. Perhaps
You'd like give up your full name so we're both "above
aboard" then I could quote you ???
Post Reply
BalhamLiz
Posts: 23
Joined: Feb 2016
Options:
Share this post on:

Re: What DO we want on Northcote Road???

Postby BalhamLiz » Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:25 pm

Went into Bayley and Sage today. Looks lovely, and loads of nice things out.

Picked up a small loaf of gluten free bread for my MiL and it was £7.95!!!! :shock:

Needless to say I thought my MIL would prefer wine so I ran elsewhere without buying!

Are people really buying bread that's that expensive?! :o
Post Reply
Flowermummy
Posts: 142
Joined: Sep 2014
Options:
Share this post on:

Re: What DO we want on Northcote Road???

Postby Flowermummy » Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:47 am

passitoffasyourown - it's really bizzare that you feel the need to lash out at your customers, when this happens to a business it's quite clear that the end is in sight ...
So you don't like the people living around here, that's fine (we all have our likes and dislikes) and it's good for you that you have made a profit from the sale of the premises and are moving on to pastures new. But why feel the need to insult the "self-indulgent spoilt lifestyle" of people you barely know?? That is odd..
"the rubbish on this site" you mention... obviously everyone is entitled to an opinion on this public forum, and you need to be able to take people both agreeing and disagreeing with you

BalhamLiz - I too wonder if Bayley and Sage will survive given their ridiculous prices. I hope it does, because they have some nice stuff and some of it is not that ridiculously priced...we shall see..
Post Reply
Happymama
Posts: 83
Joined: Sep 2010
Options:
Share this post on:

Re: What DO we want on Northcote Road???

Postby Happymama » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:26 pm

Same here. as a customer of Dove for many years I feel really sad at the comments made by the owners in this thread. I have supported your business for 25 years and now wonder what you really thought of loyal customers like me behind my back!

Anyway we move on and try and support other local business like Hennesys.

Walked past Bayley & Sage last night and they make a lovely addition to northcote road! Haven't shopped there yet but will definitely pop in later.
Post Reply
Jen66
Posts: 456
Joined: Jul 2012
Options:
Share this post on:

Re: What DO we want on Northcote Road???

Postby Jen66 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:36 pm

Well this thread is most amusing!

Never went to Doves but I'm getting a picture of a business that objected to any customer who didn't look and talk like the chimney sweep in Mary Poppins.

People on here and many on Google reviews mention rude, unfriendly service. Owner then says people don't like shop keepers who 'tell it like it is.' Nope they don't. They tend to like shop keepers who serve them with courtesy. Funny that.
Post Reply
southoftheriver
Posts: 12
Joined: Nov 2014
Options:
Share this post on:

Re: What DO we want on Northcote Road???

Postby southoftheriver » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:05 am

papinian wrote:After Joanna Dove's early post saying:
passitoffasyourown wrote:The amazing independents are not sustainable any longer because you want the posh shops but not the prices, you want the notoriety of places you can pamper yourselves and your kids but don't want shopkeepers who challenge, say it straight or actually care about this road and how it has changed by the consumer who only wants a totally self-indulgent spoilt lifestyle.
A good piece of advice is don't bite the hand that feeds you

Dove's Annual Return is a public document. Its not for me to comment on the health of the business, but many on here will be able to read a set of accounts and form their own opinion on the health of the business

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/comp ... ng-history

The rise in property values in the area goes hand in hand with the changing customer demographic. You are unlikely to have one without the other. Dove's owners may not be happy that their clientele has changed, but are they happy to have a secure retirement income based on the effect that changing clientele has had on property values ?
Post Reply
Denwand
Posts: 369
Joined: Sep 2013
Options:
Share this post on:

Re: What DO we want on Northcote Road???

Postby Denwand » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:07 am

I've never used Doves but I was amused to read this on their website;

"(Doves) aim is to provide a service that is friendly, informative and built on a relationship with the customer. We chat (alot) and like to make our customers feel part of the business, encouraging them to ask about cuts, recipes and tips on cooking, giving advice and generally explain the importance of great meat. We buy from respected long-term suppliers and together we try to provide a butchers shop you can trust. "

...and compare this with some of the shocking experiences above... :o

After three generations of service I'm saddened that the owners felt the need to do a last-minute trashing of their customers and the people who now live in the area.

An unnecessary sour and bitter note to leave behind as a final testimony that curdles the memory of their good service.
Post Reply
carolinelaw20
Posts: 16
Joined: Sep 2012
Options:
Share this post on:

Re: What DO we want on Northcote Road???

Postby carolinelaw20 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:17 pm

What ever anyone says about their customer service, I think that Bob supplied the best beef I have ever got from anywhere. I am now lost as to where to get beef that melts in the mouth......Can Bob and Joanna recommend somewhere to go now?
Post Reply
TCEarlsfield
Posts: 26
Joined: Mar 2013
Options:
Share this post on:

Re: What DO we want on Northcote Road???

Postby TCEarlsfield » Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:16 pm

We have regularly used Moens (Clapham Common) and Ginger Pig (Abbeville Road), and would recommend both. Moens in particular are brilliant at chatting through options with you, or engaging over what you are going to do with the meat you have bought.
Post Reply
Bunnypigeon1
Posts: 135
Joined: May 2015
Options:
Share this post on:

Re: What DO we want on Northcote Road???

Postby Bunnypigeon1 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:52 pm

We also use Chadwicks in Balham. Good produce and they don't seem to hate their customers, which is always a plus!
Post Reply
this_is_cat
Posts: 240
Joined: Jan 2015
Options:
Share this post on:

Re: What DO we want on Northcote Road???

Postby this_is_cat » Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:55 pm

The Butcher and Grill near Battersea Park has excellent meat also
Post Reply
addled
Posts: 56
Joined: Apr 2016
Options:
Share this post on:

Re: What DO we want on Northcote Road???

Postby addled » Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:26 am

papinian wrote:After Joanna Dove's early post saying:
passitoffasyourown wrote:The amazing independents are not sustainable any longer because you want the posh shops but not the prices, you want the notoriety of places you can pamper yourselves and your kids but don't want shopkeepers who challenge, say it straight or actually care about this road and how it has changed by the consumer who only wants a totally self-indulgent spoilt lifestyle.
all I can say is good riddance. Maybe Northcote Road will get something new run by EU migrants who actually know what value and customer service is and don't sneer at their customers.
Usual Papinian trolling. Just ignore it; we mostly do.
Post Reply
addled
Posts: 56
Joined: Apr 2016
Options:
Share this post on:

Re: What DO we want on Northcote Road???

Postby addled » Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:31 am

carolinelaw20 wrote:What ever anyone says about their customer service, I think that Bob supplied the best beef I have ever got from anywhere. I am now lost as to where to get beef that melts in the mouth......Can Bob and Joanna recommend somewhere to go now?
The Butchery; Forest Hill or Bermondsey. 020 7237 0182
Amazing butcher, one of the last whole carcass butchers and he ages on the premises.
Post Reply