Dersingham butcher’s extends business to Creake Abbey

Diana Brocklebank Scott of Creake Abbey, and Clifford and David Prior of E.H. Prior and Sons of Dersingham
Diana Brocklebank Scott of Creake Abbey, and Clifford and David Prior of E.H. Prior and Sons of Dersingham

Fourth generation Norfolk butcher E. H. Prior & Sons is now providing a full butchery service in Creake Abbey Food Hall, near Burnham Market.

E. H Prior, founded in Lynn in 1930, already has established shops in St Nicholas’ Court, Dersingham, and at Knights Hill, Lynn.

At Creake Abbey there are two counters offering top quality meat, sourced with the lowest food miles possible. Most of the meat comes from local farms – including water buffalo reared on the Sandringham Estate and pork from Tim Allen, of Morley’s Farm in South Creake. There are also speciality items, such as wild boar sausages. and some of the beef on sale is marsh-grazed.

Clifford Prior, director of E H Prior & Sons of Dersingham, said: ‘We are delighted to be extending our franchise to the Creake Abbey Food Hall. For us, the most important thing is to source locally and maintain local relationships. I also enjoy having a dialogue with the customer and to cut the meat to order, in front of the customer. That is the difference between a real butcher and buying meat from a supermarket pre-packaged.’

Diana Brocklebank Scott, of Creake Abbey, said: “This is a really exciting development for us at Creake Abbey. E H Prior & Sons share our ethos of supporting local food producers and, like us, focus on finding the highest quality produce all at reasonable prices. With its new butchery offering, kitchen staples and the best of the continent’s deli items and cheeses, the Creake Abbey Food Hall is now truly a one-stop shop for local foodies and visitors to our beautiful county.” Orders can be placed by calling 01328 730399.