Award-winning Harrogate butchers reopens after ten days of closure

A Harrogate butchers says its "raring to go again" after being closed by a Track and Trace finding.

Monday, 15th February 2021, 3:54 pm
Updated Monday, 15th February 2021, 4:00 pm
Gordon Atkinson, co-owner of Harrogate butchers Elite Meat prides itself on all its meat being locally sourced and fully traceable.

The award-winning Elite Meat reopened today, Monday after receiving a flood of support from its customers for it original decision to close its doors temporarily more than a week ago.

The family-run butchers shop and specialty grocery store owned by brothers Gordon and Andrew Atkinson had decided the safety of customers and staff had to come first.

Located at 53-57 High Street in Starbeck, the shop's normal opening hours are 8am to 3pm, Monday to Saturday with an online service, in addition.

Elite Meat prides itself on all its meat being locally sourced and fully traceable.

Recent years have seen it voted one of the top five butchers in the UK by the Financial Times and has also been voted one of England's top 10 best pork pies.

As it threw open its doors again today, it posted on its Facebook page: "Morning everyone, we're back and raring to go!

"Thanks for everyone's support and understanding during the last ten days.

"You may have missed your Elite Meat Valentine's Steaks last week but we've got plenty to choose from this week!"

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