Due to retirement, we have closed permanently as of 20th July 2019.
Firstly, we would like to thank all of our customers, past and present, without whom nothing would have been possible.
We would like to thank all of our staff throughout the years for all the knowledge and experience we have gained from you.
To all of our present staff, who have been absolutely brilliant during this period of change - we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your understanding and loyalty.
May we take this opportunity to thank all of our farmers and suppliers for their outstanding service.
Finally, we would also like to thank all of the organisations who have approached us for charitable donations. We have been honoured to be asked and privileged to provide.
As we are no longer trading, we understand you will need to find other butchers to get your meat from.
Below is a list of butchers you may find useful.
You are visiting the home of a unique farm-to-fork food retailer, and possibly the only example in the world which prepares and sells locally sourced meat via its food hall and fully licensed cafe bar and restaurant.
Friendly and knowledgeable staff combine with a modern and spacious shop interior to help give customers a unique shopping experience. A large meat counter provides a huge range of freshly made sausages, bacon and pork, chicken, lamb, and beef.
The shop also has a delicatessen which offers a wide range of local cheeses, salads, pies, breads, and cakes. You can even have a delicious sandwich made - on freshly baked bread - while you wait. Or you can order a piping hot soup-of-the-day to take away.
On the same site you will find 1817 - a fully licensed cafe bar and restaurant which serves fine quality foods together with a selection of beers, ciders, and award-winning English and Scottish wines.
All our beef and lamb is slaughtered in a local abattoir. We also run - on a voluntary basis - the Small Abattoir Federation (SAFe) which provides support and guidance for other businesses that operate their own low-throughput abattoirs.
We have a selection of gift vouchers available - simply ask in-store.
Why not come and visit us - you won't be disappointed. We will be pleased to see you!
The shop's sign close up
The shop is open from 8:00 am to 5.30 pm Monday to Friday and 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday.
1817 Restaurant is open from 8:00 am, with last orders taken at 7:00 pm (Monday to Thursday) and 8:00 pm (Friday and Saturday).
We are closed all day every Sunday, and on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day, and other public (bank) holidays.
"Our family has been serving your family for the last 250 years." [John Chadwick, Managing Director]
Take a look around our shop and restaurant!
Since 1761, the Chadwick family have lived and worked within 200 yards of the present High Street site. Throughout these years, we have served the community as both farmers and butchers.
Our common aim has always been to bring the best local produce to our customers, drawing on the enormous amount of expertise gained in the past and the continual learning process of the present.
It is with a great deal of pride that we provide meat for the community in which we grew up.
All our beef and lamb is procured from local farms. All our pork is sourced from a local slaughterhouse. We do not, and will not, sell or use imported cheap chicken. Only the best is good enough for our customers. Our chicken supplier has been working alongside us for the past 30 years.
This enables us to bring the best produce directly to you, served by staff who are dedicated to providing the friendliest and most efficient service possible.