GREGGS has many celebrity fans - but one has lamented the loss of the bakery's Shambles store.

Drag Race UK star Ginny Lemon has spoken of their love for the "little Greggs on The Shambles".

The Worcester-born performer tweeted the bakery to ask why it had closed the store jokingly calling it "cruel".

Greggs now has a two-storey cafe in the former Pret building which opened in November.

It has since shut its two smaller branches on the High Street and The Shambles to make way for the new bigger cafe.

Ginny Lemon tweeted: "Us Worcester people don’t ask for much, because we never get it (IM TALKING ABOUT YOU @wagamama_uk) but taking away the little Greggs on The Shambles is just cruel @GreggsOfficial why do this to us at Christmas.

"The big greggs was for the day trippers who wanted a seagull to grab their egg bap so @worcesternews could report it, the little shambles greggs was for the heartbeat of this city, the workers, the shop staff.

"Haven’t even been into the new greggs yet (where pret used to be, at least that’s gone, pret has no place outside Lundun) the queues are too long to wait for my cold vegan sausage roll."

Ginny Lemon recently donated their iconic Queen of their Hometown costume to Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum.


The outfit celebrates two of Worcester’s most famous exports – music hall star Vesta Tilley and Worcestershire Sauce.

Ginny said: “I am delighted to have my Vesta costume on display at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum.

"As a queer artist who lives and works in the county, I feel it is a great honour to highlight and represent the historic queerness of Worcestershire and the West Midlands.”

The costume is on display at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum until January 2022.

Afterwards it will move to the new exhibition Captivating Costume: Three Centuries of Fashion at Worcestershire County Museum at Hartlebury Castle.

The display of Ginny Lemon’s Queen of their Hometown costume has been made possible with support from Arts Council England’s Culture Recovery Fund.