Britain’s Best Butcher’s Shop finalists 2023 revealed

Britain’s Best Butcher’s Shop finalists 2023 revealed

All roads lead to the Birmingham Hilton Metropole on 12th September where this year’s meat industry awards will be staged and the winners announced.

There are 20 awards up for grabs and organisers have now revealed more details of this year’s finalists for the prestigious Britain’s Best Butchers Shop award.

Finalist: Ellisons Butchers

Ellisons Butchers is the first finalist in this year's Britain's Best Butcher's Shop award.

The shop is located in the small village of Cullingworth, just west of Bradford and south of Keighley where the countryside is used mainly for beef and sheep farming.

The business has been in the Ellison family for about 50 years and is staffed by five butchers and a number of part-time staff.

All produce is British and sourced locally when possible. The lamb and beef comes from the Yorkshire Dales and the free range pork comes from Honey Pot Farm in Wilsden, West Yorkshire.

Finalist: Owen Taylor & Sons Ltd

Owen Taylor and Son joins Ellisons as a finalist in the 2023 award programme.

The shop is located on Main Road, Alfreton, in front of the Owen Taylor catering supply unit that supplies the meat for retail sale in the shop.

All of the beef, lamb, pork and poultry is sourced from local farms. In the words of the manager, he has one of the best produce larders possible and is able to source well prepared and mature meat as and when required.

The business boasts many awards attained for both quality products and for the business itself.

Finalist: The Catering Butcher (HH Jackson)

The Catering Butcher, also known as HH Jackson, is another finalist for this year's award.

The company heritage goes back to 1926 and these days has a fifth-generation member of the family working in the shop.

The shop itself is situated on the side of the Catering Butcher factory which is located on an industrial road in Stoke on Trent. The shop is called The Factory Shop and is open to the general public.

As well as wide range of fresh cuts, the shop sells an interesting range of added value products which are rotated on a regular basis to maintain the interest of both new and very loyal customers. This is a busy, vibrant retail outlet.

Finalist: Giglis Butchers

Giglis Butchers, Lytham, is the final contender for the 2023 Britain's Best Butcher's Shop award.

Giglis is situated on St Albans Road, Lytham St Annes. On one side is the butcher’s shop and on the other a bistro and coffee shop. These are run as separate businesses with the majority of customers using both.

The shop sells a variety of fresh meat cuts and value-added products including bacon plus a wide range of freshly baked pies which sell in substantial volumes, ranging from cold eating pork pies to steak and ale pies, all of which are produced in different sizes to suit most customers.

Sustainability is a very important part of the ongoing business strategy.

Tickets still available

Britain’s biggest meat industry event is set to welcome well over 400 guests at the ceremony and tickets or tables can still be booked online. For details click here.

To see all the other Meat Industry Awards category finalists click here.

For more information contact Paige Philips on 01908 613323 or email

Thank you to the official 2023 awards partners:

Event date and venue availability is subject to any ongoing Government rulings on public assembly and therefore the organisers reserve the right to make appropriate changes if required affecting the date or venue at their absolute discretion.

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