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Hampshire butcher in final four of Britain’s best butcher shop

Posted: 16th May 2018

A Hampshire butcher’s shop, Uptons of Bassett, has made it to the final four of a national competition to find Britain’s Best Butcher Shop.

Organised by Meat Management, the industry awards include a wide range of categories. Uptons of Bassett caught the attention of the judges in the Britain’s Best Butcher Shop category with its innovative in shop bistro, masterclasses and pop-up evenings.

The judges have visited Uptons to assess the venue’s displays, staff, product knowledge, lighting, structure, presentation and the feel and flow of the shop. The other three finalists in the category are: Tilehurst Village Butchers in Reading, Michael Beaumont Butchers in Cambridge and Archer’s Butchers in Norwich.


Simon Broadribb, owner of Uptons of Bassett, commented on their achievement: “We have been very fortunate with many competitions. They help us keep up with new ideas and sharpening our game. When we won Hampshire Best Independent at the Hampshire Life awards last year, I really thought it couldn't get any better, but to win this would be the pinnacle of my career and a well-deserved pat on the back for all my hardworking staff.”

The results will be announced at the Meat Management Awards in Birmingham on 24th May. Check the Hampshire Fare website, www.hampshirefare.co.uk for results.