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‘Farmshop in the city’ is acut above

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Health - BY AMY HALL

THIS butch­ery is a cut above the rest with a pas­sion for its craft and sourc­ing qual­ity Scot­tish pro­duce.

The Butcher The Baker was opened in De­cem­ber 2016 by Jonathan Clark, who is also part of the Clarks Bak­ery busi­ness, on An­field Road in the city’s West End.

The mas­sive butch­ery fea­tures high qual­ity meats, with the whole pro­duc­tion process on dis­play, and also an ex­ten­sive range of wines, gins and beers which have been sourced from mostly all Scot­tish com­pa­nies with the ex­cep­tion of a few beers.

Op­er­a­tions man­ager, Dan Bunce, has been at the busi­ness for the past year and prides his role in the “farmshop in the city”.

He said: “There is noth­ing else like The Butcher The Baker in Dundee.

“Farm shops aren’t ac­ces­si­ble to every­one so we wanted to cre­ate an en­vi­ron­ment which is bring­ing that feel­ing to the city.

“Al­though we have that farm shop style and are do­ing ev­ery­thing a bit dif­fer­ently, we do not bump prices up. We of­fer very com­pet­i­tive prices for fan­tas­tic meat and other pro­duce.

“All of our meat is from Aberdeen An­gus cat­tle and we only use fe­male hef­fers so we know we are pro­vid­ing in­cred­i­ble qual­ity.”

Butch­ery di­rec­tor, David Web­ster, has the trade in his blood and has fol­lowed in his fa­ther, grand­fa­ther and great grand­fa­ther’s foot­steps by be­com­ing a butcher.

David said: “It has al­ways been in my blood. I have worked in var­i­ous roles such as ac­coun­tancy through the years, but I was al­ways meant to be a butcher.

“My great grand­fa­ther opened Web­ster’s Butch­ers on Black­ness Road in 1902 which con­tin­ued to my grand­fa­ther and then my dad. When my dad was re­tir­ing I was about 17 and butch­ery was a dy­ing trade so I didn’t get into it straight away but I love the vi­sion of The Butcher The Baker.”

Butch­ery man­ager, Paul Hig­gins, also shares the same pas­sion for only the best qual­ity meats com­ing from The House of Bruar.

Dan added: “Peo­ple are get­ting to know us more now and every­one who vis­its us loves know­ing it is all Scot­tish.

“We as a busi­ness along­side Clarks Bak­ery will go through thick and thin to keep good fam­ily busi­nesses in the area and we hope in the fu­ture the coun­cil will al­low us to gain a full re­tail li­cence rather than just a trade counter so we can look at open­ing more premises in Dundee.”

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