Drive-thru Greggs finally opens in Swansea after three-year delay

An exterior view of a Greggs drive-thru in Swansea
-Credit: (Image: Greggs/HopeAndGloryPR)

A long-awaited drive-thru Greggs bakery has finally opened in Fabian Way in Swansea three years later than planned. In March 2021 the firm said it would be opening Wales' first drive-thru Greggs at an empty site near Starbucks and McDonalds that July but construction work ground to a halt and in the meantime the country's first drive-thru unit opened in Newport in January 2022.

At the time a spokesman for Greggs confirmed construction work at the Swansea site had had to be postponed "for the time being" but added: "We still plan to open the Swansea drive-thru location but had to postpone it for the time being. We will be sure to share any information in due course."

No progress was made at the site until January 2024 when construction work slowly resumed. Greggs has now confirmed the drive-thu Swansea store has been completed and is now open to the public. A spokesman said: "Greggs has opened a brand-new drive thru location on Friday, June 28, in Swansea creating 15 new jobs for the area. Shop manager Natalie Lewisse added: "We can’t wait to welcome both Greggs fans and new customers to our brand-new shop." Future job opportunities will be listed on the Greggs website.