A.Willsher & Son Butchers is situated on the London Road, Marks Tey, just 6 miles east of Colchester Town and 18 miles north-east of Chelmsford.
From the outside, the shop is deceptively small and somewhat overlapped by their neighbouring building, driving by you could almost miss the place in a blink of an eye, if this happens, my advice to you would be –reverse.
So when you are a smallish shop, almost hidden by your neighbours and can feel the shadow of the large store directly opposite, how do you survive? Pop in to Willsher’s and all will be revealed. The standard of meat is excellent, the choice fantastic, the prices represent very good value for money and the customer service; personable, friendly and helpful.
Standards such as these are unfortunately dying out and being replaced with intensively farmed, flavourless, poor quality meat from all over the world, packaged and stuck on the shelves in the rush for fast cash.
When you buy a cut of meat from Willsher’s, you know exactly what you are getting - locally sourced, high quality, traceable meat that has been professionally cut and jointed in the large cutting room at the back by the professional and highly skilled team, and is sure to look, taste and cook superbly.
Being one of the only two butchers in Essex accredited by the RBST - Rare Breeds Survival Trust – finest quality, exceptionally flavoured rare breed meats are featured weekly at Willsher’s, from White Park Beef - the oldest British breed recorded in Celtic history that produces very lean yet well marbled beef, possessing a unique, superb flavour that is succulent and slightly gamey – to the traditionally bred, well marbled, sweet and delicious Gloucestershire Old Spot pork, that sets a benchmark for how pork should be.
For those with a taste for good food, although are short on time Willsher’s provide a number of freshly prepared meat dishes that will satisfy your appetite without the hard graft. Try the Apricot and almond stuffed chicken ‘cushion’ – a whole boned and stuffed chicken breast joint that is tender, juicy and bursting with delicious flavours, a real notch up from the traditional roast – or the popular pork steak with an apple and herb crust, topped with mature cheddar cheese.
Fabulous seasonal game, homemade sausages, burgers, marinated meats, salads and side dishes also feature highly and as with all of the produce on sale at Willsher’s, the emphasis is on high quality standards and superb flavour.
When you buy a cut of meat from Willsher’s, you know exactly what you are getting - locally sourced, high quality, traceable meat, professionally cut and prepared in house. Being one of the only two butchers in Essex accredited by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust, finest quality, exceptionally flavoured rare breed meats are featured weekly. Fabulous seasonal game, homemade sausages, burgers, marinated meats, salads and side dishes also feature highly, and as with all of the produce on sale, the emphasis is on high quality and superb flavour. Excellent personal customer service given. Highly recommended.