Doddington butcher S W Doughty named best in Britain
butcher's shop has proved it's a cut above the rest - after being
named the best in Britain.
SW Doughty of Doddington had already been named best
butcher in the regional heats of the Countryside Alliance Awards -
adding to five other titles won in various categories since the
awards were introduced.
Now it has been crowned the UK's best butcher. The butcher
has twice been runners-up in the local food retailer and
traditional business categories.
The Doughtys have been running butchers in the Faversham area
since the 1860s, opening in Doddington in 1919.
SW Doughty (pictured with the team
after a win last year), runners up in 2009, again won the South
East regional title for 2010, which qualified the business for the
A prize-giving reception was held at
The House of Lords, attended by boss Stuart Doughty and members of
The team was presented with a
champion's plaque by Defra Minister, Richard Benyon MP and
television cook Clarissa Dickson Wright.
Countryside Alliance Chief Executive
Alice Barnard said: "I could not be happier for the Doughty family
for this win.
"This charming business has been
trading in the Doddington locality as butchers for over 150 years
and the family has owned and run the shop and abattoir on its
present site since 1919.
"Three family members and three local
skilled butchers bring over 100 years of butchery experience to the
She said the Doughtys went the
distance for their local farmers.
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