JACKET potatoes have been a big hit in Slough for 31 years.

The popular potato stand on Slough High Street is run by Jack Hughes, his sister Jane and brother Johnny.

The family earns a living serving freshly cooked spuds seven days a week to many locals and visitors in the town.

Jane said she loves the job because of how lovely the customers are.

She said: “I don’t ever want to leave, I love it and I don’t think I could do anything else.

“We enjoy running this stand because of the people, we get so many nice customers coming to this stall.

“They’ve got a lot of respect, even the youngsters, and we never get any trouble around here from people and it’s just lovely.”

Slough Observer: The jacket potato stand has been trading on Slough High Street for 31 years this year.The jacket potato stand has been trading on Slough High Street for 31 years this year.

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The potato stall has gone through a lot of challenges over the years including the pandemic.

Jane explained: “We struggled to get stock in the pandemic, particularly getting cheese, and it was really quiet on the high street in the lockdowns but we held our own and we’re still here.

“We’ve loved our time here, I go to many areas but I’ve made so many friends here in Slough.”

Jack explained they currently make, on average, around 150 jacket potatoes each day.

And, like Jane, he also said he loves running the stand because of the “people of Slough”.

“I love all the people here, I love Slough and I love the community feel.

“There’s just a lot of good individuals in Slough, yes it’s a bit run down but maybe in a few years time it will get better.”

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One regular customer, Roy Augustus, said he buys a jacket potato from the stand every day after the gym.

“It’s reliable, it’s nice and it’s fresh,” he said.

“They’ve got a lot of protein, it tastes good and the customer service is 10 out of 10.”

Roy added a lot of the time there is a queue at the stand.

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And another woman, who wished to remain anonymous, said she has been coming to the stall for around 10 years.

“The food is nice, it’s always clean and they’re just lovely people to come and talk to each week,” she said.

Slough Observer: One of the jacket potatoesOne of the jacket potatoes

Talha, another local who works nearby, said: “I got introduced to this place when I first moved to Slough a couple of years ago and my first jacket potato I ever had in my life was from here.

“I just fell in love with it, I come here as regularly as I can and it’s an incredible place.”