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Where (How Far) Is Your Nearest Butcher?

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OldBather | 22:49 Sat 11th Mar 2017 | Food & Drink
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In a previous post of mine about Black Pudding, another AB'er said I should buy mine from a real butcher,and I had to point out that our nearest "real" butcher is 16 miles away.
Which leads me to ask, how far from you is your "real" butcher.I don't mean in a Supermarket (although some of those can be good) but a real family run, independent, butcher.
I fear that they are a vanishing breed,maybe doomed by supermarkets,mad cow disease and red meat consumption being discouraged.
Any thought?

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As far as supermarkets are concerned, butchers and fishmongers seem to be interchangeable! A guy I know was working as a butcher in Asda and then moved to Morrison's where he immediately became a fishmonger. (I suppose it's possible that he could actually have trained as both but, knowing that he's 'not exactly the brightest button in the box', I tend to doubt it. Morrison's attitude seemed to be "you can sell meat so you can obviously sell fish")

Our small town (of around 5,000 people) has a mobile fishmonger's van here every Friday morning. There's also fresh fish available on market days in both of the larger towns nearby and (if you can afford his prices) there's a fishmonger at the Suffolk Food Hall (where nothing is ever cheap anyway):
http://www.suffolkfoodhall.co.uk/food-hall
Pricey but excellent

https://tinyurl.com/go2le6s
Probably not the nearest but the best one is about 4 miles away. He makes his own sausages as well as lovely meat pies & pasties.
we do have one about half an hour away, but its too far for me to hobble.
"Always ready to promote Woodhall Spa
http://www.rjhirstfamilybutchers.co.uk
Chiaroscuro..Woodhall Spa...home to Guy Gibson, 617 squadron, Petwood Hotel ( officers mess of 617 squadron) and the monument to the "Dambusters."
Mrs sqad has her pork pies and sausages flown out from R.J Hirst to Menorca regularly.

Well done to Bomber County ( Lincolnshire.)
You very rarely see a horse in Woodall Spa. :-)

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