In short, the place simply oozes money. The delicatessen is staffed by snooty men in brown coats who look down their noses at you - although you can't buy much because they obviously feel that wire baskets are beneath them so they don't provide any! Off-licences are much more likely to offer you a bottle of rare Scotch or fine wine than a couple of cans of lager and the fishmonger directs customers asking for cod or haddock to the stall on the market. (I settled for a piece of Monkfish which I roasted with cherry tomatoes and onion - delicious!) The ironmonger, however, is just having a laugh with small tins of Brasso at £3.99! The town is best summed up by Moody's Jewellers. which at first sight appears to be selling rather nice watches at reasonable prices £64.00 for this one and £85.00 for that. It's only on closer inspection that you realise there is no decimal point before the zeroes and a top-of-the range Rolex will set you back £21,250! Can it really be so much better than those on sale in the market at £2.99?
Fortunately for lesser mortals the town has a branch of "Home Bargains" and an excellent indoor market (market days Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday) and, for once, the presence of a Morrison's supermarket on the edge of the centre may not be such a bad thing!