Winner: Business of the Year
British Pie Awards 2016
Food, Drink & Hospitality Awards: Highly Commended
Winner: Business Tourism Awards
A Select Lincolnshire business
Due to the success of the shop and increased trade, we have recently expanded to a team of five, taking on our new part time sales assistant - Lisa. We feel that being such a small team - Sharon, Simon, Lisa, Russell and myself, is really the key to our success. When you come into our shop you can be assured that Russell has made and prepared your meat and I have made and baked your pies and pastries.We believe that gives us power to control the quality of what we produce and keep it consistently extremely high. Russell is the Butcher and me (Sadie) the baker. Sharon, Simon and Lisa are dedicated to offering you the best customer service. We work very hard to make traditional Lincolnshire dishes, preserving old artisan methods and recipes. Our aim is simply to make food for you that you love to eat and for you to be confident in what you have bought.
Now in our thirteenth year at the shop, we had a wonderful surprise at the end of our tenth anniversary year. We were notified by The Countryside Alliance that we had been voted Regional Finalists for Best Butchers Shop for the East of England. These annual awards are known fondly as the Rural Oscars. This nomination was extra special for us as it was purely driven by customers voting and nominating us. We are still enormously grateful to everyone who took the time and effort to vote for us. We were one of only four Butchers Shops from the Humber down to London to have made it to that stage.
Woodhall Spa has become more and more popular as an inland holiday resort and it is easy to see why, with an abundance of places to stay, fantastic camping and caravanning parks, self catering cottages and hotels. There is a terrific website http://www.mealsinfields.co.uk/where-to/where-to-shop/show/rj-hirst-family-butchers that offers you great tips, where to visit and where you can buy locally sourced food to cook whilst you are camping or caravanning. The village is home to the headquarters of the English Golf Union with a world class golf course. There's interesting independent shops for you to enjoy, a great choice of cafes, pubs and restaurants. The Cottage Museum, https://www.cottagemuseum.co.uk/ The Kinema in theWoods http://www.thekinemainthewoods.co.uk/ and Jubilee Park http://jubileeparkwoodhallspa.co.uk/ are well worth a visit.
On the weekend of the 16th and 17th July, Woodhall Spa turns the clock back to all things 40's for the 1940's Festival. Now in it's fifth year it is already one of the most popular events of its kind in the country, with thousands of people flocking into the area. It has an amazing atmosphere, with people dressing up, the local businesses turning the clock back, vintage stalls, re-enactors, it really isn't to be missed if you love all things vintage. For more information see http://woodhall-spa-40s-festival.com/
I am passionate about preserving our culinary heritage and am an avid collector of recipes and old cookery books. This is reflected in my Target http://www.eastlindseytarget.co.uk/food column featured on the second Wednesday of the month. I am also a regular contributor to Select Lincolnshires Good Taste Magazine,http://www.selectlincolnshire.com/content/good-taste-magazine Wolds Scene Magazine and the Select Lincolnshire website.http://bit.ly/1VTCm7h You can find all of my recipes by clicking the tab at the top of the page.
If you have a local group that would like to book me as a guest speaker, I offer a talk called "Off the Beeton Track". We look at cook books as a unique genre of literature and at some of our colourful cookbook authors going back to the mid 16th Century. If you would like to discuss booking me for your group, please just ring the shop on 01526 352321 or send me an email email@example.com I am almost booked up for 2016 and now into 2017, so it is advisable to contact me as far ahead of your dates as possible please.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and Russell, Sharon, Simon, Lisa and myself look forward to welcoming you to our shop soon. Best wishes and Good Eating, Sadie