Revamped butcher’s gains alcohol licence

A North Yorkshire butcher’s shop has been celebrating its revamped shop, which includes a licence to sell alcohol and a food-to-go counter.

B W and D J Glaves and Son, Brompton, near Scarborough, said the butcher’s had become the local drinking spot, given the lack of a pub in the village.

As well as obtaining a licence, the shop, which has been on the same site since 1973, has been moved to the former shop on Brompton’s Cayley Lane, where it was opened over 120 years ago.

Glaves have opened a food-to-go counter to capitalise on lunchtime customers.

James Glaves, who now runs the company with his brother Anthony, said: “We hope the new ‘fast track’ counter will help prevent the queues that can build up in the shop over lunchtime. And we’ve been doing a range of fresh and frozen ready meals for a while, but had to keep them in the back, as we had no room to display them out front; so only those in the know were asking for them.”

Future plans include the installation of a ‘Butcher’s Corner’ – a seating area outside the shop where cyclists and walkers can eat their Glaves’ pies and sandwiches.

“And with no pub at the moment, Brompton is now a dry village – and people do like a glass of wine or a beer with their steak!” Glaves added.

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