Butcher of the Year: Great Food Club Awards 2020
The inimitable Snobby Butcher (aka Johnny Pusztai and his hard-working team) win our Butcher of the Year Award for their commitment to local sourcing, passion for traditional butchery, and excellent customer service.
Now the owner of the shop where he used to work as a lad, Johnny and his excellent crew battle hard to keep the customers coming back day after day. One regular customer is Nottingham’s double-Michelin-star winner Sat Bains.
Johnny and team also choose their produce with care. Beef comes from a farm in Hoveringham and also from Brackenhurst Agricultural College (Johnny recently bought the college’s entire herd), and lamb comes from a farm in Wellow that Johnny part-owns.
The new Himalayan rock salt dry-ageing cabinet is a great addition to the shop, but it’s the traditional values of locality, friendliness, and farm-to-plate butchery that win this award.
Price & Fretwell wins the Catering Butcher of the Year Award for its consistency, excellent products and superb customer service. A supplier of pubs and restaurants, it started out as a small butchers shop in the village of Blackwell but evolved into a catering business.
Dry-aged beef farmed in Leicestershire and South Yorkshire is Price & Fretwell’s speciality, but it also offers lamb from Burghley Park Estate and chicken from Church Hill Farm.