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Impressive Butchers Shop & Delicatessen

Dereham, Norfolk
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Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market The Butchers Shop, which has been a butcher’s for decades and owned by our clients, who has been a butcher all his working life, since 2006.

Our client is now looking forward to a well-earned retirement.

The Butchers Shop prides itself on not only going that extra mile for its customers but also only selling quality local produce and offering fantastic customer service. An ethic that our client has had all his working life and something that his staff truly believe in also.

The Butchers Shop also incorporates a delicatessen which provides an excellent selection of meats and cheeses, they also sell ice cream, freshly made with real dairy cream.

The Butchers Shop purchases and butchers whole carcasses of meat from award winning livestock leaving no part of the animal unused as they create and make their own range of sausages, sausage rolls, pies, pork pies etc.

From the Delicatessen they sell many specially produced pickles, jams and chutneys to accompany the freshly made produce and filled to order baguettes.

Custom is not only local but from much further away from towns not exclusive to Dereham, King Lynn, Norwich and the North Norfolk Coast.

The Butchers Shop regularly serves 600 customers a week and around 1000 a week in the run up to Christmas.

The Butchers Shop reputation proceeds it having 5* reviews on Google and Facebook, the business is being sold with the website

The Butchers Shop is a very profitable business but there is scope for further development by considering:

•Supplying produce to local businesses including pubs, hotels, nursing homes

•Opening on Mondays

The Butchers Shop has many reasons for you to buy it including:

•Well established business

•Profitable business

•Fully refurbished premises

•Reasonable outgoing costs

•Long established staff members to remain

Hilton Smythe highly advise early viewing to avoid disappointment.

The Butchers Shop is located in Swanton Morley, just outside of Dereham, Norfolk.

Swanton Morley has won several awards, the most prestigious was when it won East of England Village of the Year in 2009.

Swanton Morley has a population of 2,100 as per the 2011 census but The Butchers Shop has a large customer base across a vast area including Dereham, Norwich and beyond.

The Butchers Shop is located in the heart of the village between the local convenience store and public house, with a large free car park behind which serves all three businesses.

The Butchers Shop signage is extremely distinguishable and the shop itself sits on a corner plot, giving separate customer access to The Butchers Shop and to the delicatessen, which is being sold with the business.

Swanton Morley is approximately 3 miles from Dereham just of the main A47 which leads from Norwich

The Butchers Shop has undergone a full refurbishment programme with the butchers’ area being refurbished in 2015 and the delicatessen in 2016. These refurbishment costs were somewhere in the region of £100,000 in total.

To the rear of the premises outside is a large car park, which is shared by the convenience store and the pub. There is enough parking for all three premises and their staff.

Directly behind the shop is an area that is used for the parking of the staff vehicles.

The Butchers Shop has two entrance doors, one to the front and the other to the side. There are two large windows and display blackboards to the front of the shop.


•New flooring throughout

•Display fridge

•Chutney/pickle/jams stand

•Locally baked cakes

•Fresh eggs in the window area

•Large display chiller which is the width of the shop, displaying fresh meats, sausages etc.


•Two scales

•The till

Behind here is a door to the staff toilet and store room. Also, behind this area is a doorway that leads to the cutting room with:

•Multiple sinks


•Vacuum pack machine

•Walk in freezer

•4m x 3m walk in chiller

Pie making area

•6-ring burner

•Industrial extractor fan over

•Stainless steel preparation tables

•The delicatessen fridge


•Desk with computer system

•3m x 3m walk in chiller

•Racking for storage

The Delicatessen has a customer entrance door that is accessed directly of the car park.

The Deli - New flooring throughout and large L shaped chiller displaying a large selection of:


•Freshly made pies

•Sausage rolls

•Range of quality cooked meats

•Range of pickles



All of which are all exclusively made and labelled The Butchers Shop Swanton Morley.

The shop has a 4 camera CCTV system, all cameras are external.

The business is being sold with a sign written refrigerated van.

We are advised the business is being sold as a leasehold business opportunity

There is a 15-year lease from June 2006

Rent: £7,680 per annum

Our Client informs us that they do not pay rates

The landlord is aware of our clients intentions to sell and is willing to be flexible regarding the lease

The business opening hours:

Monday: Closed

Tuesday - Saturday: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm

Sunday: Closed

The business is run and managed by our husband and wife clients, with the help of 5 part time members of staff.

2 staff have been with the company since 2006 and the others have been employed for a number of years also

Financial Profile
The Butchers Shop generated an advised turnover of £370,406 as of the 2018 accounts, with a gross profit of £155,860 and a net profit of £83,499

The assets being sold with the business are worth in the region of £70,000

The entire premises were refurbished in 2015 – 2016 for the sum of circa £100,000

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Listing Details
Leasehold Price: £264,950
Tenure: Leasehold
Sector: Butchers
Annual Turnover: £370,000
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