Sandwich Saturday – Clockwatchers, Worcester

Sandwich Saturday

Mealcheapen Street

Brie & Apple and Bacon & Avocado – £5.95 (combined price)

The sandwich. A bastion of modern society. They come in all shapes and sizes can be as complex or as simple as you wish and the variety and choice is quite literally endless. Everybody likes a good sandwich and everybody has their own favourite filling. You can eat them for breakfast, lunch or dinner… quite simply they are mankind’s greatest invention since the wheel… or the toaster… or noodles… well come to think of it since lots of things, but they’re certainly up there. The popular snack even has an Earl named after it… and that’s not something every food can say about itself.

I myself like to treat myself to a sandwich every Saturday. It has become a sort of tradition whereby no Saturday is complete without a sandwich. I like to call it Sandwich Saturday… The rules are simple, the sandwich has to be freshly made and… well that’s it really.

So here I am sharing with you my love of sandwiches, fascinating I’m sure you’ll agree. To celebrate this new feature I today treated myself to not one but TWO SANDWICHES! I know, I know… I probably should have told you to sit down before I dropped that particular humdinger … You’re probably thinking “woah, Michael, you crazy son of a bitch… two sandwiches? You’re so off the wall, you nutter!” either that or you’re wracking your brain trying to understand why you are still reading this. Believe me I’m wondering practically the same thing as I write.

Today I visited Clockwatchers, a coffee, bistro type place that sells… how would you say… slightly more upmarket sandwiches, although the prices don’t reflect this representing excellent value for money. The range of fillings is second to none and also very pleasingly fresh.

Although tempted by a personal favourite of mine – coronation chicken – I instead opted for Brie & Apple sandwich on sliced granary bread. There is no other way of putting this… it was a beautiful sandwich… heavenly, almost orgasmic… you may think that’s slightly over the top – you’re probably right. Either way it was damn fine. The sweetness of the apple cut through the bitterness of the Brie perfectly and the bread was soft with a deliciously chewy crust. For a sandwich with no meat involved this has to be up there as one of my favourites.

Carrying on from the crazy two sandwich theme… I went slightly off piste for my second helping. Although not on the menu my sandwich maker was perfectly at ease dealing with my request for bacon & avocado. I wasn’t as chuffed with my baguette as with the sliced granary but the generous quantity of filling more than made up for this. If you haven’t tried bacon & avocado before then I implore you to do so at your earliest convenience. I promise you will be converted.

I like to think I’m something of a sandwich expert (emphasis on the like to think part there) and Clockwatchers comes highly recommended. Whether or not it’s the best sandwich shop in Worcester is too early to tell, but it is most certainly up there.


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