There’s a new butcher’s in town and for the manager it’s his first foray behind the meat counter.
Neill Price, from Gazeley, took over the former Meat Inn in Brentgovel Street in May as a going concern, renaming it St Edmund Butchery.
He said the shop was a perfect place to fulfill his dream.
“I had always had an interest in butchery, so was looking for a suitable going concern,” he said.
“I knew this shop was very successful and on a busy street, too. The shop is very well placed, close to the St Andrew’s car park.
“A lot of people call in here on their way back from shopping.”
Neill, who previously worked as a farm manager and as a landscaper, said he didn’t want to change the business too much.
“My view is it ‘ain’t broke’ so doesn’t really need fixing,” he said.
“It will be about extending the service and the products we provide to expand our walk-in trade.
“In particular we want to provide more venison and game when it is in season. I used to shoot a lot so have many contacts. I want to push shot game rather than farmed.
“We also want to develop our delivery service, and let people know if they have a fridge that needs filling, we can do it. Also, if we haven’t got the meat you want, we can get it for you.”