November 25th, 2013
The shop fit is in full swing in preparation for our official opening on Thursday 5th December!
The builders are working full throttle getting our shop ready for the festive period.
From December 5th we will have out full range of quality local meat, award winning pies and freshly made hot and cold sandwiches & salads!!
We are also OPEN for CHRISTMAS and taking CHRISTMAS ORDERS NOW!!
Opening Hours for Winter
Christmas & New Year
Sunday 22nd CLOSED
Monday 23rd 7am-5pm
Tuesday 24th 7am-4pm
Wednesday 25th CLOSED
Thursday 26th CLOSED
Friday 27th 8am-5pm
Saturday 28th 8am-3pm
Sunday 29th CLOSED
Monday 30th 8am-5pm
Tuesday 31st 8am-4pm
Wednesday 1st CLOSED
Thursday 2nd 8am-2pm
Friday 3rd Normal Opening Hours
October 29th, 2013
It’s been quite the journey in the development of the Stalybridge shop, originally starting trade at the local farmers markets we began to gain a loyal customer base, seeing members of the Stalybridge community returning to us on a monthly basis.
So…November last year we opened our pop up shop on Melbourne St, as winter hit the weather certainly got the better of us and we decided to move in to our temporary Melbourne St shop, trading Fridays and Saturdays. After a year of building our business and reputation in Stalybridge we have now decided to make Mettricks Butchers in to fully fitted shop providing Stalybridge with what we currently have to offer in Glossop & Hadfield.
Fingers crossed we will be opening mid November!! and without a doubt in time for the festive period! We will be offering a fantastic product range of all our award winning local produce, from steaks & sausages to salads and sandwiches.
Customers new and existing expect the best from a butcher like Mettricks, our reputation and guaranteed quality is what our customers want!
From interacting via social media and chatting with out customers we feel that by investing in the Stalybridge community the will support us, as well as in the development of the town. A quality local butcher is a starting point to get Stalybridge back on the map and booming like it once was, and hopefully get people visiting their local town.
Lets just hope Mettricks can be part of making a difference.
October 14th, 2013
Our Christmas product range is now available to order with some fantastic new additions. The first being something very special, to make a real impression try our multi bird roasts
Chuckling (serves 6-9) £38
5lb Boneless Duck with Chicken & Pheasant fillets, Cumberland sausage meat, Apricots & Sage & Onion stuffing
Luxury 3 Bird Roast (serves 6-9) £35
Prime Local Turkey breast with Duck fillet, Pheasant, with Cumberland sausage meat, Apricots & Sage & Onion stuffing, with a lattice of Free-Range Streaky Bacon
Luxury 4 Bird Roast (serves 10-14) £70
Prime Local Turkey Breast, Goose, Chicken & Pheasant, with Cumberland sausage meat, Apricots & Sage & Onion stuffing, with a lattice of Free-Range Streaky Bacon
October 1st, 2013
Mettricks are celebrating NATIONAL SAUSAGE WEEK 2013 with a fantastic offer for all of our sausage loving customers PLACE YOUR ORDER ONLINE OR IN STORE ONLINE AND SELECT DELIVERY DURING SAUSAGE WEEK TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR FANTASTIC OFFER
During Saturday 2nd November – Sunday 10th November 2013
We have a top notch offer!
BUY 1LB OF ANY SAUSAGE & RECEIVE 12 FREE RANGE PORK SAUSAGES ABSOLUTELY FREE
British Sausage Week is an annual celebration of the taste, quality and diversity of the traditional pork sausage, here at Mettricks our traditional pork sausage is our best seller as well as the customer favourite! So versatile, great for any occasion, from breakfast to buffets, it’s always sure to go down a treat. While you get your 12 free traditional pork sausage why not mix it up and try a different variety of sausage!! From sweet to spicey we have something for all the family to enjoy
Keep an eye on our facebook page for some great sausage recipes
September 1st, 2013
The Wimberry more commonly known as the Bilberry is a small shrub growing on hilly heaths and Moorland. Unlike its close relative the Blueberry, the Wimberry is picked by hand, producing a single and rarely a twin fruit rather than in the clusters that a lot of berries grow in.The fruit is smaller than that of the Blueberry but with a fuller taste, darker in colour, and usually appear near black with a slight shade of purple. While the Blueberry’s fruit pulp is light green, the Wimberry’s is red or purple, heavily staining the fingers and lips of consumers eating the fruit.
The Wimberry is rumoured to have a number of health benefits and has been used since the 16th century to improve vascular disorders, improving circulation to the eyes and lowering blood pressure. The Vitamin A from this incredible fruit has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The Vitamin C helps repair blood vessels and tissue cells and boost the body’s immune system.All these amazing properties all from a juicy little hand picked berry. Cased in our homemade, lightly baked, sugar topped pastry our Wimberry Pie is sure to win the taste test.
Earlier in the year with the last Wimberries of the season John visited Parliament for Derbyshire Day, showcasing the fine foods and businesses from across the county PM David Cameron asks ‘what is a Wimberry?’ As John served up hundreds of treats and tasters for the day, PM David Cameron came along inquisitive about the ‘Wimberry’. John explained that the Wimberry is a local name for a Bilberry. these grow on the moor edges in the Peak District in Derbyshire (perfect for the occasion).
It’s a tasty berry that when placed in a tart with a sweet pastry makes a delicious and mouth watering desert.
David replied ‘well they are delicious!’
June 12th, 2013
On Tuesday 16th April, the House of Commons played host to a selection of Derbyshire’s finest food and drink producers at Derbyshire Day.
John headed down early Tuesday morning with a selection of our customer favourites. Award winning pork pies, Old English sausage rolls and Wimberry tarts went down an absolute treat. With some of the most influential people in the country having a taste.
The Prime Minister, David Cameron, was able to join in the celebrations of the day, he took quite the interest in the ‘Wimberry’ asking John what a Wimberry was. George Osbourne followed complimenting our pork pies ‘the pies are delicious & you have a fantastic shop’ . Quite the compliment from those who have wined and dined in the most exclusive of places.
April 18th, 2013
Mettricks butchers now have a shop open in Stalybridge, 2 days per week.
The shop is open the following hours:
Friday – 9am – 4:30pm
Saturday – 9am – 3pm
March 21st, 2013
The 2012 Countryside Alliance Awards were presented at the Houses of Parliament on 13th March, and Mettrick’s came out as a big winner!
Now in their eighth year, the awards are the Countryside Alliance’s annual celebration of rural produce and skills through our small hard-working businesses.
Selected by a judging panel, the champions for 2012 were decided across five categories with Mettrick’s triumphing in the Butcher category.
The criteria for selected butchers included whether animal welfare was a priority, keeping traditional butchery skills alive and if they go the extra mile to support the local farming community. And if you know Mettrick’s, you’ll know we adhere to all these principles and more.
March 7th, 2013
Last Week, John Mettrick met HRH Princess Anne to receive the Title “Master Butcher” under the Meat Training Council’s accreditation scheme.
John is the first Master Butcher In the North West, and only the 10th to be given the title in the UK.
In awarding John the title, he was praised for his understanding and management of the supply chain.
Given the recent stories in the news about the inadequacies of the supply chains supplying meat to some of the UK’s largest Supermarkets, it is comforting to know that this close management of the supply chain means that when you buy meat from John, you can be sure that:
- Every Stage of the supply chain (usually only 2 or 3) will be selected and checked by Master Butcher, John Mettrick
- All Beef, Lamb, Pork, Chicken & Turkey sold by JW Mettrick & Son are sourced direct from Local UK Farms
- All meat products are processed in local facilities owned and managed by JW Mettricks
- All products are guaranteed personaly by John Mettrick
In other words, you can purchase meat from JW Mettricks (either in the shops or on-line) with 100% confidence. You have John’s word for it!
“In these difficult times for the meat industry, I am delighted that the difference between local butchers & supermarkets is being recognised” Explained John.
John was presented with the award at the Institute of Meat’s Butchers Hall in the City of London by H.R.H. Princess Royal.
January 10th, 2013
We have now added Paypal to our payment options.
To use Paypal, simply opt to pay be credit card as usual, and you will now have the option to use Paypal once you go through to payment pages.
As with all our payment options, they are handled via secure “banking grade” payment systems, so you can be sure that your card details are safe whenever you make a payment on the Mettricks website.