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Tilehurst Village Butchers

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Tilehurst Village Butchers, near Reading, joined the Q Guild at the beginning of 2014. The business is run by husband and wife Chris and Jane Watts.

The Tilehurst store has been trading for 25 years and is described by the owners as a friendly family butchers, also stocking a wide range of fruit and vegetables and offering a free delivery service.

Jane makes home-made pies which are very popular with the locals - steak and kidney, chicken and mushroom, steak and ale, pasties – all the favourites, with specials every other week.

Chris said: “We also have a wide range of home-made sausages - the classics, plus others that are a little bit different, like wild boar and apple or pork and marmite – either you love it or you hate it! We do stock exotic stuff too like zebra, bison, wild boar, alpaca – sometimes people like something a bit unusual.”

All the store’s beef and lamb comes from local farm-assured suppliers, with traditionally farmed and grass-fed cattle. All pork is free range and outdoor reared where possible and supplied by local farms. Chickens are supplied by Banham Poultry, which has the highest standards of safety and quality.