Keeping shopping local in Shipston

A hard-working butcher has openened a new shop along with a dedicated deli in the market town of Shipston-on-Stour.

Darren Taylor has moved his established business, Taylors of Shipston, to a larger, purpose-built shop in the centre of town and opened the new Taylors Deli & Bakery just a few doors away.

Darren, who took over Taylors of Shipston 18 months ago, has built up a good reputation with his private customers and the pubs, hotels and restaurants he supplies. The larger premises will allow him to expand the business and stock a larger range of fresh meat, poultry and game, as well as dry cured bacon and frozen meat and fish and a luxury range of sauces.

In keeping with the shop's motto of "Let's Keep Shopping Local," the business makes every effort to source only Cotswold-reared meat, poultry and game. The Deli & Bakery will offer a range of deli meats, Fowlers of Earlswood Cheese, West's Bakery goods and sandwiches.

Darren said: "I did a lot of research on what my customers want, and I am thrilled to have now opened my new Butchers and Deli & Bakery to provide my customers with an even better offering in both locations".

The shops were opened by Shipston's mayor Alan Noyce. To celebrate the opening, shoppers were given drinks and nibbles and a baloon modeller was on hand to entertain the children.

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