Profitable Traditional Butchers Shop in Cornwall

St Austell, Cornwall
REF: R07263

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REF: R07263


  • Longstanding family business
  • Accessible location
  • Loyal local customer base
  • Accommodation and assets included
  • Scope for future growth

This is brilliant opportunity to take on a traditional butchers shop in a small village in Cornwall.

Trading since 1913 and having been passed down through four generations in the family, the butchers has garnered an outstanding reputation for fresh, high quality meat, building a large customer base of local residents since inception.

Recognised for manufacturing their own pasties, sausages and burgers on the premises, the owner prides himself on offering high-grade local meat, which in turn supports the local community as a whole.

Its customer base mainly comprises local residents purchasing their weekly meat, as well as some catering businesses. The butcher currently has two accounts with restaurants to which it supplies meat. The business also makes some deliveries to the local area via its mobile shop.

A team of long-standing, loyal staff run the shop; 4 full-time and 3 part-time, all of whom have been with the business for more than 10 years and have helped maintain its excellent reputation.

Now only for sale due to the existing owner seeking retirement, a new owner is required to maintain the business’s superb reputation and develop the butchers further.

The shop itself is of stone construction, pebble-dashed with slate roof, positioned on the main road. Its modern frontage and signs attract customers inside. Upon entry, customers notice the shop’s large chilled display cabinets with a wide range of meat products. To the rear of the shop is an office and a prep room. Further back is a yard and behind this are additional prep rooms, a meat manufacturing room, storage, walk-in fridge and two walk-in freezers. To the side is the exit from the yard onto the street.

Above the shop is the owner’s accommodation; 3 good-sized bedrooms and bathroom. All assets, excluding the two vans, worth approximately £40,000, are included as part of the sale price.

A separate two-bedroom house is next door. This is not included within the sale price, but could possibly be included if necessary, under separate negotiation.

With a strong standing in the local community, customers who return daily, a brilliant location in a close-knit community and a freehold including accommodation, this is a truly unique opportunity which should not be missed. Ideal for an experienced butcher or someone looking to enter the industry, a new proprietor could take steps to grow the business.

The butchers have previously possessed numerous trade accounts with hotels, restaurants and other local businesses. There are now just a couple left, but the potential is there for the new owner to be proactive in rebuilding this side of the business. As no marketing is currently in place, an online presence could be created via social media and a website, as well as leaflets in the local area, in order to boost trade. Extending the area in which the mobile shop operates would also be another great way to increase sales from new customers. The existing owner would be willing to stay on for a transitional period as required.

  • Village location
  • Situated on a main road
  • Close to local businesses
  • Popular tourist spot
  • Parking nearby
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C 51-75

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