Well Established Butchers For Sale

Morpeth, Northumberland



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B06268 / Rightbiz
Freehold: £224,995
Annual Turnover: £186,674
Please quote reference B06268

Hilton Smythe is delighted to present to the market R.C Roland & Son Butchers/ The Artisan Bacon Company, a very well-respected butchers business established by our client’s family in 1904.

The traditional freehold property includes a fully equipped butchers business/office to the ground floor while the second floor offers a spacious 2 bedroomed flat, ideal as new owners’ accommodation or additional letting income. 

The business is now reluctantly being sold due to ill health.

The business is split between the sale of locally sourced meats, homemade sausages, award winning pies, poultry and dairy, cooked meats and deli items while the recently added artisan bacon side offers smoked, dry and sweet cured bacon which has proved to be extremely popular.

There is a very loyal local customer base including an impressive list of local businesses, hotels and public houses, restaurants, cafes and delicatessens.

Our client has also developed a new ‘click and collect’ service throughout the pandemic which is continuing to add extra sales to this previously mainly retail focused business.

The Artisan Bacon Company has added a new and very exciting element to the business, our client has developed a new range of individual bacon available to order through its online website. The choices include - Canny Bacon, Credence Bacon, Pilgrims Bacon and Traditional Northumbrian Oak Smoked Back Bacon.

We believe this part of the business is a major selling point of this butchers and gives it a significant platform for further expansion. Mail order for good quality meats/bacon is in high demand due to the re-focus by consumers to support local businesses like this.

We are advised the business is split 60% wholesale and 40% retail.

Very rarely do freehold butchers of this location, size or number of trading goodwill ever come on to the open market and we therefore strongly recommend early viewing to avoid disappointment.

Key selling points include -

  • Over 100 years of trading history
  • 5-star Google reviews
  • Website with online ordering facility
  • Facebook page
  • Opportunity for further growth
  • Large premises with 2 bedroomed flats included
  • Idyllic location
  • Locally sourced Northumbrian meats
  • Fully equipped unit
  • Business handover offered
Assets included are as followed:

Retail Area -

  • 2 x Bizerba Slicing Machines
  • Gram Freezer Display Cabinet
  • Caravell Display Cabinet
  • Norpe Display Counters with refrigerated Draw System
  • Wooden Display Cabinet
  • Portable Air Conditioning Unit
  • Ceiling Mounted Integrated Air Conditioning Unit (may require attention)
  • Full CCTV System inc 3 Colour Cameras, Monitor and Hard Drive
  • 2x Stainless Steel Benches
  • 2x Bizerba Scales and Till System
  • Portable PDQ Machine
  • Wall Mounted Fly Killer
  • Lasso Bag Tiers
  • Water Heater
  • Stainless Steel Sink
  • Hand Dryer
Back shop / Preparation Area / Processing Area / Mail Order Packing Area-

  • Turbovac BP Vacuum Packing Machine
  • Sliced Meat Bag Packer
  • Hobart Knife Sharpener
  • 2 x Bizerba Scales / Label Printers
  • Simplicity Raw Meat Cling film Wrapper
  • Stainless Steel Bench
  • 2xEpoxy Topped Stainless Steel Benches
  • Epoxy Topped Stainless Steel Butchers Block
  • Large Stainless-Steel Table
  • Stainless Steel Multi-Tiered Stacking Unit
  • Bakers Trolley
  • Stainless Steel Meat Trolley
  • Wooden Computer Desk & Chair
  • Computer System inc Router and Printer
  • Colour CCTV Monitor
  • Misc. Knives
  • Saw
  • Cleaver
  • Fat Basher
  • Electric Raw Meat Cling film Wrapper
  • Large Avery Scale used for incoming deliveries
  • Hobart Stand Alone Mixer
  • Hobart Mincer
  • Standing Pie Fridge
  • 2x Chest Freezer
  • Hydraulic Sausage Filler plus accessories
  • Backup Hydraulic Sausage Filler
  • Large Stainless-Steel Bench with Storage Area Underneath
  • Berkel Meat Slicer
  • Chest Freezer
  • Cooked Meats and Pie Cling film Wrapper
  • Stainless Steel Packing Bench
  • Bizerba Scale / Label Printer For Cooked Items
  • Ready Meal Heat Controlled Sealing and Packing Machine
  • Buffalo Soup/Stews etc Heated Serving Pot
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Standing Fridge
  • CCTV Camera
  • Metal Fly Screen
  • Walk in Refrigerator
  • Walk in Freezer
  • Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl plus accessories
  • Stacking Shelf System
  • 2x Fly Killers
  • 2 x Stainless Steel Shelves
  • Stainless Steel Sink
  • Water Heater
  • Hand Towel Dispenser
  • 3xStorage Bins
  • Stanley Knives
  • Lasso Bag Tier
Bakery Area-

  • 3 x Stainless Steel Benches
  • 5xCupboards
  • Pastry Roller
  • Pie Press
  • Epoxy / Metal Portable Worktop
  • Parry 6 Ring Oven (electric)
  • Portable multipurpose ham boiler / clarifier
  • Ham Boiler
  • 2x Sinks
  • Cooking Implements
  • Knives
  • Stainless Steel Shelf
  • Microwave Oven
  • 2x Burger Hand presses
  • Burger Press
  • Counter Display Trays
  • Cheese Grater
  • Misc. Pots and Pans

R.C Roland & Son (The Artisan Bacon Company) occupies an enviable trading position along Queen Street within the heart of Amble in Northumberland.

Queen Street is renowned for its choice of local independent retailers, cafes, hair salons, traditional public houses, estate agents as well key high street brands such as the Co-op and Boots pharmacy.

Amble is a popular town situated on the North Sea coast of Northumberland, at the eye of the River Coquet. Home to a harbour filled with fish shacks, seafood eateries and pastel-painted beach huts.

Amble is accessed just off the A1068/A189 link road.

The nearby A1 links the area to Newcastle which is just 31 miles to the south.

The X18 bus connects visitors directly from Newcastle.

The business benefits from 2 nearby customer car parks which offer 4 hours of free parking.

Ground floor -

  • Retail shop area (with full CCTV and Air Con)
  • Rear preparation area/mail order processing room
  • Bakery area
  • Office space
First floor -

  • Entrance hallway
  • Family bathroom
  • Fully fitted kitchen
  • Sitting room
  • 2 x bedrooms


The business trading hours are as followed:

Monday to Friday - 09:00am - 17:00pm

Saturday - 09:00am - 16:00pm

Sunday - Closed

The business is ran and managed by 2 full time staff members.

Financial Profile
We are advised the business generated a turnover of circa £186,000 as of 2019, further financial information can be made available upon request.

Please quote reference B06268

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