A local company, founded in 1878, opened a larger customer foodstore a few months back. They’ve always had a small shop here and there but their main focus has always been as a wholesale suppliers to pubs, restaurants, etc...
but a short while ago they opened a new foodstore.
At first glance it reminded me of the new fire station architecture that’s spread over the U.K.
Minus the garage doors.
It was okay. Had a good gnatter with staff, more range in most things but less in range than the other butcher I go to. My other butchers has a larger wine and beer range, here it was chardonnay, malber, sauvignon blanc, pinot noir and pinot grigio.
Still, got a few flat iron steaks, a nice ribeye steak, pork chops, sliced cooked ham and a kilo of back bacon, om nom nom.
Got a couple of bacon butties (buttered rolls) with six rasher of bacon each, oh yes, and a couple of fresh steak pies (the beef was so tender).
So much bacon, so beautiful.
Nice, but not as good as my usual butchers, again a local company since 1914.
Which also has a tea room and a swimming pool*
*this is a separate entity but you can go directly from one into the other.