141-year-old butcher's in Newmarket reopens after £85,000 refit

The modernised counter at Powters in Newmarket

The modernised counter at Powters in Newmarket - Credit: Powters Butchers

A 141-year-old butcher's shop in Newmarket has reopened after a 12-day closure and is now sporting an £85,000 refit. 

Powters Butchers on Wellington Street in Newmarket has undergone an extensive refit, transforming the shop with a more updated design.

The shop, which has been in the town centre since 1881, has been equipped with the latest in dry ageing beef technology which allows it to age and display beef at the "perfect" humidity and temperature. 

The refurb includes the latest in dry ageing technology

The refurb includes the latest in dry ageing technology - Credit: Powters Butchers

In addition to this, the shop has also added a new packing area to help streamline the online side of the business. 

Tristan Powter, one of the directors, said: "The main aim of the refit is to provide customers with a better shopping experience, with space for us to accommodate a new range of meats and deli products as well as updates in food technology such as dry ageing beef displays and a new hot counter for our sausage rolls."

They've also installed a new hot display cabinet for their homemade baked goods

They've also installed a new hot display cabinet for their homemade baked goods - Credit: Powters Butchers

"Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen a real growth in shoppers looking for high quality, high welfare British meat, by modernising the shop we hope to show that butcher's shops are evolving to adapt to the needs of today’s shopper.

“We launched Powters Butchers Online last year and it’s proved hugely successful. The new packing area will allow us to deal with orders more efficiently and gives us space to further expand this side of the business as well as our wholesale supply to restaurants and corporate venues.”