A new butcher for Ladywell - feedback needed

Callum is a former colleague of Brockley Central's and is planning to open a new butcher in Ladywell. With the re-launch of Crofton Park butcher Peter James imminent, he wants to know the good folk of Ladywell want. He writes:

I live in Ladywell, with my girlfriend who’s a lifelong Ladywell resident - and I love food. Particularly meat! 

I want to improve the quality of meat available to Ladywell. I want to open a small butcher's specialising in helping people improve their meals – from Sunday roasts to sandwiches – by supplying wonderfully cared for meat at fair prices with advice on how to get the most flavour and value out of each cut. 

So I can make a Ladywell butcher's a reality, I need to understand what Ladywell wants from a butchers. I have put together a short online survey, which I’d be delighted if you could take five minutes to complete. 

To complete the survey, please visit, https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ladywellbutchersshop-bc

Thank you!

46 comments:

Anonymous said...

Excellent to hear! I go to Peter James but do find the prices can be quite high - not sure if this is the new owners?


I want a range of different cuts. I tend to go to butchers for the more obscure "cheap" cuts that you can't get elsewhere and then buy the staples at the same time.


Sidenote: Peter James has "relaunched" already hasn't it?

Damian said...

Peter James relaunch imminent? I had no idea, are they moving?

Brockley Nick said...

Story on Saturday

Anon said...

I think this would be a very welcome addition to Ladywell and I would 100% support and stop buying at supermarkets

muhammed said...

hopefully the meat will be Halal, and slaughtered on the premises

Food Junkie said...

actually I thought the prices were beter than when it was Peter's and its a lot cleaner and fresher!!

Matt-Z said...

If it's not called Crofton Pork they've missed a trick.

Brockley Banker said...

I would follow as closely as possible William Rose in East Dulwich, they seem to have the right idea. Great quality, great prices, friendly and knowledgeable staff.

terrencetrentderby said...

Unfortunately they will be bored to death the new owners.

terrencetrentderby said...

But you have a wide array of mediocre takeaways and corner shops, isn't that enough?

Testing said...

Yes, Brockley station/cross needs and would use this!

Paul said...

Evening opening to be able to grab it on the way home from the station, and Sundays to grab a last minute chicken to roast would be my big requests.


Looking forward to it!

Callum said...

Callum here. Thank you for all the comments. Really encouraging and great feedback. Don't forget to complete the survey.

The other Brockley nick said...

Please please open in brockley

Simon said...

Would absolutely love to see this in Ladywell and would make good use personally. Hopefully prices competitive enough and as per Paul finding a way to stay open to catch the commuter crowd would be a major help.

Crepi said...

A weekly authentic porchetta roast would have punters coming in from miles away

GoLadywell! said...

I'd definitely use this in Ladywell and am really excited about this as an option!! We often get sausages from the Larder but would like to get more meat but they don't seem to have the room in there. A good thing would be to stay open until 7pm in the evening so that people getting off the trains can come by. This could perhaps be made up by opening later. Sunday opening, whilst a little antisocial for you, would be great too. Even if it was for a few hours...

LadyWellbeloved said...

YES! This is exactly what Ladywell needs. A proper butchers. I'd like to see a Ladywell version of Mr Wellbeloved. Please sell faggots!

Tressilly said...

This would be amazing for ladywell. Definitely do it! Also need a proper greengrocer's, which I've thought about starting up. Was talking to a Ladywell old-timer the other day who said there used to be one, where the hardware shop is I think he said, known as "Reg the Veg".

Adamrb said...

Agreed this would be great. The supermarket meat sections are really poor near ladywell. Would love to give my money to a local business rather than them. The butchers in forest hill might be a good model to follow.

JB said...

Great idea for Ladywell! this would be a fantastic addition to the area and be very popular, everyone I speak to who lives in Ladywell says that the area is crying out for somewhere to buy meat.

barbara said...

Its best to open in brockley the only shops that survive in ladywell are the ones that are owned check out all the new business that have come to ladywell in the last couple of years. and how quick they leave.. beside 5 mins walk take you into lewisham where you have a so much choice ..

George said...

Total nonsense. What businesses are you talking about exactly? The shops that are well thought of have survived as they provide products and services people want. That's capitalism. In Ladywell we have the patisserie which is doing roaring trade for almost 2 years, you have the ladywell tavern, slater and king, geddes, the deli, oscars, Ladywell Tandoori to name a few.

This guy Callum is doing what I don't think others have done which is doing some market research and from that he can make his decision.

Lastly, it shows you have never even been to Ladywell if you think that it is a 5 minute walk to central Lewisham.

Monkeyboy said...

(have one at Brockley Market, nice and fatty as it should be)

KateE said...

This is brilliant news and would be really well used in Ladywell. If you could open it in the evenings on weekdays, that would be the best, as people would stop off when they get off the train. It would complement the other shops in Ladywell, such as The Larder and Le Delice, which have both been successful.

anon said...

This comment snacks of someone who thinks Brockley is somehow more deserving of such business while clutching at straws as to reasons why is cannot be elsewhere. Completely undeserved and unfounded comment about Ladywell and the businesses which are here and supported. Lots of shops premises have been empty for years and anyone determined to open a business will be very supported.

Tressilly said...

Aahh, jealous of our new butcher prospects over in the well? How adorable.

Tressilly said...

Er, it sounds to me like they've decided where best to open up shop. Don't worry though, you can still get your tins of spam and pikey sausages in costcutters.

VeganD said...

Horrid idea.

Michael said...

A butcher in Ladywell is a fantastic idea and will do very well, I will buy all our meat from there.

Love the way these Brockley snobs like to look down on Ladywell. I think central Brockley is totally over rated as a place apart from the gantry, the orchard , oh and of course the classy brockley barge there isnt much there really to make us bother going there. Yes they have the east london line so good for transport but apart from that I much prefer the shops and general vibe of Ladywell.

jake berger said...

I'm thinking of opening a butcher in Brockley. Watch this space...

Ladywell lover said...

Noticed that the shop next to the carwash has shut down and some works are going on inside, could this be the potential location for the new butchers I wonder? Anyone know why the flats near the bridge are taking so long to be developed?, they started work in the spring and there seems to be little progress. Conway are no doubt involved somehow so inevitable 'delays'...

Tressilly said...

That raises the steaks

Crepi said...

oh dear , you have obviously never eaten porchetta in Italy.

Monkeyboy said...

is it fat free? sounds rubbish.

Crepi said...

if you have to ask you have no idea....

Monkeyboy said...

listen pork expert guy, i know what i like and its pork with fat. aint no argument. what are you THE PORK POLICE?

JosephJohnODonnell said...

I am very excited about this. The butchers in Lewisham don't sell pork which is half the reason I eat meat.

Crepi said...

Snorting with derision. You are obviously used to making a silk purse out of a sow's ear if you thought the dross served up at Brockley Market was porchetta. Honestly your life would be changed with italian porchetta. Try it or you tube it to see what goes innit!

Monkeyboy said...

OK, that does look good, you win.

(my mum hid a pig from German soldiers in WW2 - true story)

Crepi said...

Good pleased you are interested, you won't look back

Was it nicknamed schnauzer?

Neilgadhok said...

I'd probably buy all our meat from a Ladywell butcher

tribal said...

the developer has probably run out of money - they're trying to sell them even thought they look like something from a Syrian 'hotspot'

Honesty First said...

J Sainsbury sells pork and they don't hang their chickens in the windows with their heads still on.

JosephJohnODonnell said...

True but they often don't have the things I want in appropriate sizes

Ladybelle said...

Where the hardware shop is used to be Stanilands estate agents ( who sold us our house in 1988) . The veg shop was ( I think) where Slater and King are, or it was where Oscar's is, although I think Oscar's used to be a deli run by a very nice Turkish couple; he was a governor at Gordonbrock I think. The veg shop was run by Harry and his two sons; Harry used to ride a scooter round Ladywell. There was also a very old fashioned grocer's run by two ladies, slices of ham. quarter pound of cheese etc kind of thing which was somewhere in that little parade. Oh, and there was a hoover repair shop across the road next to the dry cleaners I think

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