A tour of the newly refurbished Tesco store in Newtownbreda

Quite recently I was sent the most amazing hamper of Northern Irish produce to celebrate Tesco NI being open, here on our gorgeous little island of Northern Ireland, for twenty years! Happy 20th Anniversary Tesco NI!

If I am honest, I had no idea that we had no much local produce and not to be biased, but it all tasted amazing! I mean, those snowballs from Graham’s bakery went down an absolute treat over a few cups of tea {and that was just for starters!}. Anyway, before I make you all hungry by going on about all of the tasty treats I was sent, I was honoured to be invited along to the Tesco store in Newtownabreda following their recent 2.1million pounds refurbishment.

It was my first visit to the Tesco store in Newtownbreda and as soon as I walked in the entire place felt so open, spacious and non-crazy. You know what I mean, right? If I refer to my local large Tesco store in Newtownabbey, which hasn’t been blessed with a refurbishment like this {which I hope one day it is!} and the thought of going, with my 3yr old in tow, increases my blood pressure.

On this particular day, I had my 3yr old with me and I’d be the first to hold my hand up if the red flag of stress invades. But on this occasion, we both had a really pleasant wander around the store. Was this down to the lower shelves, wider aisles, and their more modernised look & layout, I’d be inclined to say, of course, it was. 

We even found the time to stop off at the instore Cafe and I have to say, again, comparing it to the Tesco cafe that I know from my local store, I want t move to Newtownbreda! A gorgeous cafe layout, decor, food made fresh to order and a really fabulous range of food and drink.

Even though I’m not a big drinker I appreciated the lower shelves in the drinks area of the store, not to mention how open and spacious it looks!


As we took a walk around the store we were offered a sample of the Primacy farm butchers {a local farm based in Bangor} sweet chilli sausages and guys...they tasted amazing! I was really impressed at how much local produce that Tesco NI has in store and it’s pretty great to hear how much support there is for Northern Ireland farmers too.

Another thing I loved about the new store was the community room; this room is available to anyone looking to run a class {yoga, pilates}, baby & toddler groups and more, for free. How about that for supporting the community!

We loved visiting the newly refurbished Tesco store in Newtownbreda and personally I think it looks amazing. It certainly made my shopping experience less stressful especially with a three-year-old in tow! Thanks, Tesco!

Disclosure: I was asked to visit the Newtownabreda store and compensated with a voucher for putting together my thoughts in this post. 


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