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St Peters Entrance

As part of a renewed partnership with the Trust, WHSmith is refurbishing their store to provide a much-improved retail experience for staff and visitors.

WHSmith will be providing an in-store touchscreen Costa Express coffee bar creating a variety of barista quality coffees, from lattes and cappuccinos to espressos and cortados, delivering an authentic coffee shop experience at the touch of a button. There will be new self-service checkouts for customers to use as well as the WHSmith staff serving and offering support to customers at the counter. All this to provide a much faster service for staff on the go and in need of a quick service.

There will be an increased offering of chilled grab and go products as well as toiletries, confectionary, books, cards, and newspapers and magazines on sale. More products will be included in the value meal deals.

WHSmith is a member of the Too Good to Go service. Staff and visitors will be able to enjoy food bags at a 1/3 of the original price whilst helping the planet by preventing waste. To download the app visit https://www.toogoodtogo.com/en-gb.

For the refurbishment to be completed, the store will close on 10th October, works will start on 16th October, and the refurbished store will open on Thursday 2nd November.

For the duration of the WHSmith’s closure the Trust’s Retreat outlet at St Peter's hospital will be matching the current WHSmith opening times with the regular Retreat offering of hot and cold food and drink and in addition will be selling a selection of newspapers and toiletries, as well as taking cash for sales until WHSmith opens its doors again post refurbishment.

Temporary opening hours for St Peter’s retail catering outlets:


The Retreat:

  • Mondays to Fridays - 7.30am to 7pm
  • Saturdays & Sundays - 8.30am to 4pm


The EDU Restaurant and Coffee Shop:

  • Mondays to Fridays - 7:30am to 3pm
  • Saturdays & Sundays - 7.30am to 4pm


Abbey Wing Coffee Shop:

  • Mondays to Fridays - 8am to 3pm


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