Veyseys has been established in the quiet Devon town of Cullompton for over 130 years after it opened its doors in 1890. After staying a family business until 2009, Roger and John Veysey decided it was now the time to hand the reins to a new dynamic duo who have brought the shop firmly into the 21st Century and the digital age. Our well built and well stocked website really showcases the top-quality produce available either in person or at the click of a button. Mike and Phil are now at the helm of this fantastic local business, providing quality meat and accompaniments to the surrounding community.
Since 1890, Veyseys has not had to close its doors to customers, staying open even through World War 1 and World War 2, but due to government COVID-19 restrictions this momentous achievement was drawn to a close, and the shop had to close its doors to customers. However, nothing was going to keep our team down, and overnight a whole new business structure of 100% home delivery was brought to fruition. Adaptations to the business had to be made quickly in order to cope with the new demands of not having a shop open to the public. So, since lockdown hit, Veyseys Butchers has been on a journey that has seen us grow from strength to strength; and with the support of the local community, we are humbled to have come out of the other side in a positive trajectory.
As an extra bonus – Veyseys can deliver to anywhere in the UK on a next day delivery – so there is no excuse for this exquisite quality meat not to be shared with family and friends throughout the country.
Veyseys prides itself on using as many local suppliers as we possibly can – sourcing all of our beef, pork, lamb and game within an astounding 20-mile radius of Cullompton. Not only do we aim to reduce our carbon footprint, but it provides invaluable support for local farmers, businesses and creates local jobs. The suppliers that we proudly displayed both on the board outside of the shop, but also on our website –providing complete traceability for all of our produce. Their ethos can be easily summed up by their catchy little tagline:
Maybe this is why Veyseys has such a magnetic appeal – not only do customers value quality and taste of Veysey’s products, but the ‘buy local’ ethic behind the business really resonates with us. Many customers throughout the local towns and villages are noted as saying that they would not buy their meat from anywhere else now, and with our wonderful business offering quality produce and free local delivery, why would you? The pandemic has had the positive effect of introducing a brand new cohort of customers to local businesses such as Veyseys. Those who have only ever used supermarkets and have never ‘bought local’ have had their eyes opened to the quality and availability of local produce, many of our customer vowing never to return to ‘supermarket’ shopping where they can support their local businesses. We are experienced butchers with a wealth of knowledge in our trade and a passion for food.
Veyseys Butchers success.
o Taste of the West (South West England) Champion 2020 - WINNER
o Retailer of the Year 2020/21 (Food Drink Devon) - WINNER
o Shortlisted for Farm Shop & Deli Awards 2021 in partnership with The Grocer Awaiting Announcement on winner!
o Countryside Alliance Awards – South West Finalist 2021 – Awaiting Announcement on winner!
Veyseys would not be where they are now without the support of the local community, local businesses and of course their unwavering staff.
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Free Local delivery and online services available.