New Sandbach artisan butchery business opens its doors

By Deborah Bowyer

12th Feb 2024 | Local News

Artisan butcher, Lee Ashcroft (left), has opened his new business, The Butcher's Blade. (Photo: Nub News)
Artisan butcher, Lee Ashcroft (left), has opened his new business, The Butcher's Blade. (Photo: Nub News)

Artisan butcher, Lee Ashcroft, has opened his new business, The Butcher's Blade, inside Sandbach Market Hall. 

Queues formed on Saturday (February 10th) for the opening event which including sample tasting and fizz. 

The 38-year-old, who went to Sandbach School and has worked in Holmes Chapel as a butcher for many years, has taken over the stall which used to belong to Will's Butchers who has retired. 

Lee is selling a range of meat products, including an assortment of steaks, roasting joints, everyday staples, and oven-ready ranges. 

Queues lined up outside the stall inside Sandbach Market Hall on Saturday for the opening. (Photo: Nub News)

Lee said: "I am a true food lover with a passion for cooking and butchery. 

"I am a creative thinker, and I enjoy inspiring the new and old generations of Sandbach with my modern trends and skills in the craft. 

"Having over 20 years of experience in butchery and studying for a food science and innovation degree, I have gained a wealth of knowledge in the food industry. 

"This has allowed me to introduce and produce many innovative products that are unique and creative to butchery. 

"I take pride in ethical food production, sourcing and sustainability in the food industry. I have increased my knowledge of all aspects of butchery. I am committed to providing high-quality products to my customers." 

Lee is in the stall inside Sandbach Market Hall which used to be occupied by Will and Karen Shingler who have retired as we revealed here

Sandbach Nub News wishes The Butcher's Blade every success. 

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