Greggs fans across the North East are in for a (fishy) treat as some tasty additions have been added to the bakery's made-to-order menu for the first time in the UK.

The launch sees Greggs take on a quintessentially British classic as fish finger sandwiches and a fish finger wrap will be exclusively available to customers in 10 selected shops across the region this week.

A staple of British childhood and championed by families across generations, the Fish Finger Sandwich (from £3.90) will be available with a choice of either ketchup or mayo and is made from a lightly battered cod fillet fish, dressed with iceberg lettuce inside a soft-corned top roll.

For those looking for a twist on the classic, the Fish Finger Wrap (from £3.70) is also made from cod fillet fish, with mixed leaves, cucumber and mayonnaise, encased in a soft tortilla wrap.

Full list of North East Greggs shops adding fish finger items to menu

The new range will be trialled in 10 shops and will be added to a further 10 across the region in June before a potential national roll out in forthcoming months.

From Thursday, May 23 they will be available at:

  • Gateshead, G109 Trinity Square
  • Longbenton, Quorum Retail Parade
  • Washington, U3B Peel Retail Park
  • Newcastle, Sandy Lane Drive Thru
  • Sunderland, U4 Salterfen Park
  • Washington, U4 Parsons Rd Industrial Estate
  • Bowburn, Integra 61 Drive Thru
  • Horden, U4 Cotsford Lane
  • Blaydon, Bridge Street
  • Greggs @ Primark Northumberland Street

The new made-to-order menu additions will be available from the counter and will be part of Greggs’ hot sandwich deal – which includes any hot sandwich, Southern Fried Potato Wedges or Side Salad, with any cold drink from £4.95.

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The Fish Finger Sandwich and Fish Finger Wrap join the existing made-to-order range which currently includes a range of burgers and wraps - Mayo Crispy Chicken Burger, Spicy Crispy Chicken Burger, Sweet Chilli Chicken Wrap, Hot & Spicy Chicken Wrap and Classic Mayo Chicken Wrap.

To announce the new menu at the weekend, Greggs opened their very first mobile seaside fish and chip shop on Whitley Bay’s promenade, named ‘Finest Catch by Greggs’ and was wrapped entirely in vintage Greggs newspaper.

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Launched by the iconic South Shields actor, presenter and comedian, Rosie Ramsey, the pop-up was an ode to one of Britain’s most nostalgic and wholesome dinnertime treats.

The star was donned in ‘Finest Catch by Greggs’ uniform, serving customers through the hatch as they queued along the seafront.

The pop-up gave customers the exclusive opportunity to sample the new menu in classic newspaper-style packaging ahead of Thursday’s official launch, and a chance to relax in the sunshine in canopy-style deckchairs as they enjoyed a Greggs twist on a British classic.