West Bridgford has a lot of independent cafes and supermarkets such as ASDA, Marks and Spencers and The Co-operative. West Bridgford is often called "Bread and Lard Island". It is called that because it is thought that the people who live there spend most of their money on big houses and fur coats, and can only afford to eat bread and lard at home.
- "Locale West Bridgford - The Open Guide to Nottingham". web.archive.org. 14 October 2006.