Nathan Mills and Ruth Siwinski
The Butchery has signed the lease to take on the shop permanently, making them our first official success. They were one of the very first pop-up shops that we engaged, so we are very happy indeed to welcome them to Forest Hill. They are local residents too, which is even more pleasing.
The shop is currently closed for refurbishment, and is due to open in mid-late February.
Opening hours: Tues to Fri 10:30am – 7pm / Saturday 10:30am – 4:30pm / Sunday 11:30am – 3pm
Nathan and Ruth will stock a small but special range of meat from native bred animals raised naturally on small English farms. The seasonal Christmas range includes: free-range turkeys, ducks, cockerels and geese, as well as beef, pork and lamb roasts. They make their own tasty stuffings, stock and pigs in blankets, and goose fat for the best-tasting roast potatoes, as well as gammon, ham, chutneys and pork pies.
Nathan and Ruth say: “We love the meat we stock, we love to cook, and we love to talk! If people want something special, or something cheap to cook quickly in the week, we have heaps of ideas to get the best out of different cuts. It’s cool to be able to show people something new – and really cool when we get great cooking tips from our customers, too.”
Their tips and techniques have been spreading far and wide, coming to the attention recently of Raymond Blanc (one of their favourite chefs!) and will feature in his TV series to be broadcast next year on slow cooking. More details at: http://www.thebutcheryltd.com/blog.html