Factory Store – Quality Meat & Food Store In Narberth
Butcher Andrew Rees not only runs a successful, busy butcher’s shop in Narbeth, Pembrokeshire, but has recently opened Factory Store, a quality Meat & Food Market at the West Wales Business Park in Redstone Road, Narbeth.
Andrew and his team supply quality locally sourced and fully traceable meat products to over 150 businesses of all sizes, including; restaurants, hotels, theme parks, pubs, nursing homes and guest houses throughout Pembrokeshire and west Carmarthenshire.
Food Safety and Hygiene is our main priority and Andrew aims to deliver his products to you fresh and tailored perfectly to your needs. All their products are sourced from reputable suppliers, most of which they have used for many years, always ensuring that all the products they receive are fully traceable and have been stored and transported in line with the requirements of the Food Standards Act.
Andrew ensures that all meat is prepared to order, on site by his butchers who are fully trained in meat preparation and food hygiene. Their units are installed with industrial chilling and freezing facilities and our fleet of delivery vehicles are all fully refrigerated. To ensure you receive your meat order in fresh and perfect condition, strict temperature control measures are in place.
But it is just not fresh raw meat products that are available, there’s also a range of cooked meats, fresh home- made flavoured sausages and burgers, black pudding, salami, chorizo, Pate, eggs, cheese, butter ,cream, mayonnaise and much more.
June 2015 Update
Andrew Rees celebrates the fact that the Countryside Alliance have been running their Awards for the last ten years and this year (2015)decided that they needed to celebrate this fact in creating Champions of Champions.
Back in 2007 Narberth Butchers Andrew Rees and Sons Ltd won the Best Rural Retailer award for both Wales and the UK. The awards are organised by the Countryside Alliance and celebrate the best of traditional local food and crafts throughout the UK.
To celebrate 10 years of these awards, a Champion of Champions was being held. As a past winner, Andrew has been nominated for both UK Traditional Retailer and Welsh Champion of Champions.
At the award ceremony held at the Welsh Assembly buildings Rachel Evans of the Countryside Alliance commented: “The citation for this award could be for any one of our finalists in this category. The Champion of Champions (Traditional Business) award goes to first and foremost an outstanding butcher, passionate about supporting the local farming community and ensuring customers have the absolute best quality meat with low food miles. He is also at the heart of this market town’s life and is, as the Telegraph said when he first won, “prepared to trudge that extra wet Welsh mile” for his customers. His support for local food producers, schools, charities and his commitment to sustaining rural community life makes him a worthy winner. Voted in by his customers from far and wide, the winner is Andrew J Rees & Sons of Narberth.”
The award was presented by regional Assembly Member William Powell
If you want the best quality meat delivered to your door, Andrew Rees &Sons now have an online shop. Simply log on to www.andrewreesbutchers.co.uk and add your favourite meat and products to your shopping basket. There is also a ‘click and collect’ service whereby you order your meat online and then collect it from the shop.
The Factory shop is open to the public from Monday to Friday 6am-4pm and Saturday 6am-12pm. We have a wide range of meat, dairy products, frozen food, dried and tinned goods, cereals, sweets and cleaning products all at great prices. Call in and pick up one of our great special offers which change day to day.
Andrew won the Welsh Champion of Champions and was one of the finalists for the UK champions of champions.
Narberth Butcher Shop: Best In Wales
The annual Butcher Shop of the Year awards were recently held at the Landmark Hotel in London and a Narberth based butcher shop gained top honours. Andrew Rees and Sons Ltd were named the Best Butcher Shop in Wales and a UK runner up. This is a particularly prestigious award to win as it is sponsored by the Meat Trader Journal, meaning the butchers are judged by their expert peers.
Established in 1988 this award winning butchers was started by Andrew Rees who at the time was 23 years old and had a dream of owning his own butchery business. Narberth born and bred, Andrew was adamant that if he did ever own his own business, it would be in Narberth, a town about which he is passionate. As luck would have it, a premises came up for sale, and after a number of rejections Andrew was able to secure a loan from a bank and his future parents in law in order to fulfil his dream. The rest as they say is history! Andrew Rees and sons Ltd now consists of a superb retail shop along with a state of the art catering unit, supplying over 200 restaurants, pubs and tourist attractions. Andrew believes the success of his business is down to the locally reared meat that he sells “we are fortunate in Pembrokeshire to have some superb farmers who rear top quality produce” he says “I am proud to be able to tell my customers exactly what farm the meat they are buying came from. Not only does this give them peace of mind, as very often they will know the farmer concerned, but it also dramatically cuts down on food miles”
The shop specialises in Welsh beef, Welsh pork and Welsh lamb, not only in the prime joints but also in the home made mince, burgers and sausages. In addition all poultry is also sourced locally along with game and fish. The shop also has a hot counter serving pork and beef rolls, hot pies and pasties and cooked meats. The shop is managed by Dave Townsend, a butcher with many years of experience, ably supported by Chris Rogers assistant manager, and a team of butchers and shop assistants. Andrew is under no illusions as to the importance of a good team “the business would be nothing without my staff. They are all skilled and hard working and I am so lucky to have such a great team to work with. ” This latest award will take pride of place in the shop along with other awards the business has won including bronze and silver True Taste awards, Pembrokeshire Business awards and the Daily Telegraph and Countryside Alliance Best Rural Retailer award.