Blackwells Butchers since 1954

Multi award winning Blackwells Butchers have been providing the local community with the finest quality meats for over half a century. Nestled in the heart of Norton Village, Blackwells Butchers are an integral part of the local community and village life and are strongly committed to not only providing the very best produce available but also protecting the heritage and maintaining the character of Norton.

There has been a butchers shop on the site of Blackwell’s for over a hundred years so when Martin Blackwell inherited the family business from his father in 1978 he was determined to maintain the “Quality First” ethos. Under Martin’s management, the business went from strength to strength and has been a member of the Q Guild, which recognises only the cream of independent butchers, since 1992.

The business was handed over to 3rd generation of the family Anna Blackwell. Under Anna’s leadership and direction the business has seen a number of exciting developments to meet the needs of the local community including launching a deli counter; serving artisan meats & cheeses, hot and cold food and homemade hassle free meals. She has also enhanced the business to meet the ever changing consumer landscape by launching Blackwells Butchers online store with click & collect, local delivery and national delivery services. Demand for the quality produce has also led to catering services through their vintage style food vans and not forgetting the Blackwells business food van service.

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Our Values

Our business ethos is simply “Quality First”. To ensure we achieve and maintain our own high standards all of our produce is sourced from local farmers and suppliers and we only buy the very best.

We strive to deliver 100% always and guarantee that if you can’t find what you are looking for in our shop we will do our upmost to find it for you.

All of our staff will be happy serve and advise you on all aspects of meat preparation, the best cooking methods and the most appropriate cuts to ensure you leave our shop with exactly what you need for the perfect meal every time.

Q Guild of Butchers

Being part of the Q Guild means being one of Britain’s best quality butchers.

The Guild represent the highest quality butchers and independent meat retailers in the UK. Currently the Guild has 121 members from Inverness to Cornwall, serve £5 million worth of outstanding meat and related products to over a quarter of a million discerning UK consumers every week.

All the butchers are award winning, leading experts in their field. Quality, passion and craft skills run through their veins. The Q Guild brand is a seal of excellence. The Guild represent skills, craftsmanship and above all, quality. For more information on what it means to be a Q Guild butcher click here