Welcome to Goddards of Norfolk

John's Quality Butchers was started by John Goddard in September 1992. John has been in butchering for 40 years, starting out in Leeds with the national company Dewhurst in 1969. Over the next 20 years he worked for a several private butchers before returning to manage another Leeds store. Within the next two years he moved up the ranks and became District Manager of the Peterborough District, then moved to take over the Norwich District.

In 1992 Dewhurst started a restructuring programme and he was given the opportunity to buy one of their shops in Downham Market. So in September 1992 John's Quality Butchers was opened.

Since taking over the shop it has gone from strength to strength. The shop started off being run by John and a part timer who only worked 1 day a week. Within six months he had three more staff and now employs eight staff.

Where ever possible we source local meat and produce. All our pork and pork products are Free Range eg. pork pie meat and sausages.

We have wide range of local English and continental cheeses along with a wide range of delicatessen products

All our cooked meat is cooked on the premises.

The shop has expanded and diversified to meet the needs of the customers. It has a thriving and expanding catering side supplying local restaurants pubs and nursing homes.

We have now got a busy baking dept which makes all our own pies, both savory and sweet. We also bake a wide variety of cakes and scones along with celebration cakes.

We also sell a wide range of fruit and veg much of it local.

Finally, we would like to thank our loyal customers who have been with us for the last 20years. After a successful & very enjoyable 20years serving our customers, we have decided to re-brand the store as 'Goddards of Norfolk' to coincide with the launch of the website. Look out for some great deals coming soon.