The building at 10 Stortford has been an established butchers since around the turn of the 20th century but the buildings origins go back, in part, to the 17th century when it was thought to have been a coaching inn.
The majority of our produce is sourced locally. We are renowned for our sausages which are a speciality and made on the premises. The traditional sausages (our most popular) are made, using local pork, from a secret recipe, handed down from Peter’s grandfather. The picture opposite shows one of Tim’s impressive displays.
Mr J G Sweetland bought the butcher’s shop at 10 Stortford Road, Great Dunmow from the Lucking brothers in December 1952.
I joined the business when I left school and, a few years later, so did my step brother, Dean. My father retired some years ago, at the age of 70, but still shows a great deal of interest in the business which he built up. Dean left in 1992 to pursue another career path but comes back to help us at busy time such as Christmas. Since that time, I have been running the business and in 2006 Sweetland’s became a limited company. Traditional service, traditional shop.