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Butchers cut above the rest in top foodie list

Glyn Thomas & Son Ltd, voted in the top 50 foodie place outside of London by Sunday Telegraph, one of three in Sussex. Nicola Whatford and John Cottenham. Pic Steve Robards

Glyn Thomas & Son Ltd, voted in the top 50 foodie place outside of London by Sunday Telegraph, one of three in Sussex. Nicola Whatford and John Cottenham. Pic Steve Robards

A Mid Sussex butchers has received the honour of being included in the top 50 foodie places outside of London by a national Sunday newspaper.

Glyn Thomas and Son Ltd, in Lindfield High Street was one of three Sussex places to be featured in the list in the Sunday Telegraph.

The list, which covers all of the UK, focuses on a variety of smaller independent food retailers outside of the capital.

John Cottenham, one of the butchers, said they were incredibly flattered to be included.

“The Telegraph phoned us and said they had seen our website and wanted to talk to us about the store,” he said. “We had a few phone interviews talking about the shop, where we source our produce and what we do. Then we got a call to say we had been picked to feature in the list. We are the only butchers in Sussex to be featured.”

The butchers sources its meat locally and also cuts and cures its meat on site.

The paper was also impressed with the window display.

The Sunday Telegraph said on its website: “We could gaze all day at this butcher’s Acrimboldo-esque window display, an ornate feast of pork shoulders and French-trimmed racks of lamb adorned with fruit and vegetables.”

John said: “We try to make our window extra special Monday to Saturday. We use antique plates and platters as well as seasonal fruit and veg to brighten it up.”

Since the article was published the butchers has attracted people from far and wide.

“We have people who live nearby come in and say they didn’t realise we were here and also calls from people further away,” said John.

Established in 1974 the butchers is owned by Ian Thomas and has been in Lindfield for 15 years.

 

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