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Behind the scenes with quality butcher Walter Rose & Son

Going into Biggest Prada Store In London butchery Bicester Village Prada Refund was a natural progression for me; my father was a butcher, and so was my grandfather. I went to Smithfield college in 1971, studied the trade wallet Authentic Prada Factory Outlet Online there then worked in London. I was loving city life, but Apertura Outlet Prada Montevarchi when my dad, who was running our family's butcher shop, WR Cook, in Devizes, told me the other butcher in the town, Walter Rose, had come up for sale, I knew I had to take the opportunity. He suggested that I buy out the opposition, so at the age of 21 I moved back home ready for a new challenge.

In those days, the high-street trade Authentic Prada Factory Outlet Online was fantastic. You could make a good living from people coming in off the street. I was pretty industrious, too, so the business grew at a decent pace. But by the mid-1980s, things had changed – people were turning to supermarkets. I suppose walking into a butcher's shop is a commitment; you engage with someone from when you say hello, so buying something is inevitable.

Although the shop had slowed down, serving Black Prada Eyeglass Case good-quality food in pubs had become much more common. In this industry, it's Baby Prada Shoes Uk all about turnover, because everything is perishable, so the decision to start supplying pubs and restaurants saved us, really.

In the meantime, my brother Andrew had taken over my father's business. It made sense to join forces, so we did just that six years ago – it has made life a bit easier, and means we can play to our different strengths. I've always been passionate about customer interaction and retail, whereas my Andrew is amazing at handling all the catering side, especially chefs – the fact that he goes that extra mile Authentic Prada Handbags For Cheap really shows. We've even arranged Authentic Prada Bags For Sale Philippines to meet Tom Kerridge in a layby with strip loin so he had some for that evening's service!

As well as having a deli, we stock game and fish, along with the usual beef, lamb and pork. We supply around 200 pubs and restaurants in the south of England, and recently learned that we supply more Michelin-starred restaurants than any other butcher in the UK. That's a big achievement.

I think our success is down to never Are Prada Nylon Bags Worth The Money really straying from what we were back in the day. I've been dealing with the same local farms I always have done for the past 38 years.

I get into the shop between 4-5am every day to arrange the meat on the counter because, to me, that attention to detail is crucial. We have customers coming in that were served by my grandfather, my father, me, and now my sons – it's a rare and wonderful thing.Reader offer: To get 10% off your first online order from Walter Rose & Son and free courier delivery go to to register your details.


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