The Deben Butchers was established in 1996 in Woodbridge, Suffolk by Nigel and Sheila Underwood. Previously working as an area manager for Dewhurst, Nigel and Sheila purchased the Woodbridge premises, already fitted out as a butcher’s shop, when Dewhurst decided to close it. After 10 years of serving the public from their Woodbridge premises, they moved the business to Felixstowe, Suffolk. After locating suitable premises, they had the task of fitting it out themselves as a butcher’s shop. A new fridge was installed, air conditioning added and new equipment purchased. They still kept the same counter that has served his customers for many years at the previous shop - somewhat of a good luck charm. The day of the move was a Friday, with trading at the Woodbridge shop officially ceasing at 3pm, the shop was then cleaned and emptied of all equipment which was then transferred to the new premises in Felixstowe. Over night Nigel, Sheila and some willing (?) volunteers set up the equipment and cut the meat ready for the opening on the Saturday! It was a long night, but it was successfully achieved and The Deben Butchers has continued to prevail as a supplier of fine quality, free-range, local meat products.
In April 2021, The Deben Butchers relocated across Hamilton Road to new premises. Again, a full shop refit and a new look were on the cards. After weeks of hard work, using local tradespeople and suppliers, The Deben Butchers entered it's newest chapter.
The Deben Butchers is continuing to grow and develop able to cater for both the general public and commercial customers alike. No matter what your need you are guaranteed a friendly, knowledgeable and professional service, with a hint of tradition thrown in for good measure! Why not come and visit The Deben Butchers in Felixstowe for that old fashioned butcher quality service?!