Butcher shops for sale in Bury

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Julie Ashcroft (Mar 2017)
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Leasehold Price: £29,950 Turnover: £200,000 Gross Profit: £73,000
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Business Description
Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market Shepherds Butchers Ltd. The butchers was originally established in this location in 1963. Our client has worked at the butchers since 1976 and took over in 2000. This is a well-established business that boasts an exceptional reputation for its high-quality meats and friendly service. The owner now looks to sell the store, due to the desire to take a well-deserved retirement.

The business runs as a traditional butchers specialising in their homemade sausages, burgers, pies and sandwiches. Hot and cold food is served daily, this includes sandwiches with salad, chicken wings, burgers, soups and hot and cold drinks.

Shepherds Butchers Ltd generated a healthy turnover of circa £200,000 as of the 2016 accounts, with a gross profit of 37%. This is a healthy turnover with huge scope to further increase this figure. The purchaser should look to expand on the sandwich and takeaway service trade, and possibly introduce a breakfast and takeaway menu.

The business already has a Facebook page, this is regularly updated and boasts over 190 followers.

The butchers would be an ideal purchase for a husband and wife team or partnership. All equipment is included in the sale and the business comes ready to run. This is a fantastic opportunity that is not to be missed. Hilton Smythe highly advise early viewing to take in the full potential of the trade.

Shepherds Butchers Ltd is located in Bury, Greater Manchester.

The business is set on a busy main road amongst ample retail outlets, this includes takeaways, a pharmacy, newsagents, barbers, pubs and much more. This location is just minutes away from Bury town centre and is surrounded by densely populated residential areas; from which the butchers derives much of its trade.

Bury is a popular location well known for Bury black puddings, the East Lancashire Railway and its world famous weekly market. The town also has The Rock Bury, an outdoor shopping centre with large well-known branded stores, eateries and a Vue cinema. The Bury cultural quarter boasts fascinating museums, such as the Fusilier Museum and Bury Transport Museum. This is a prime location just a 20-minute drive from Bolton town centre, 19 minutes away from Rochdale and 30 minutes away from Manchester City Centre.

The butchers is located on the A58 an arterial road that runs into the centre of Bury and Rochdale. The M66 motorway network links this road at junction 2. This location has generous public transport, with bus stops just a short walk away from the business. These have daily routes into Rochdale, Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester and Norden.

Shepherds Butchers Ltd is set in the centre of a retail parade. The property is well-signed, this is clearly visible to passing trade. There is a canopy across the front and a large window which allows for a bright interior.

On entry is the main retail space, this looks clean with tiled walls. From here is a corridor, this leads to the rear of the property where there is a storage and kitchen area.  

Equipment included in the sale: -

Large serve over chiller display cabinet

Smaller chiller display cabinet

2 x pie warmers

2 x slicers

2 x sets of scales

2 x vacuum packers

Walk in fridge

Chest freezer

Large storage fridge


Double panini press

Pie oven

Electric mixer

Electric cooker

Above the store is a flat this is not included in the sale.

We are advised the business is being sold as a Leasehold opportunity.

Our client owns the freehold so a new lease is to be negotiated along with rent.   


The business opening hours: -

Monday - Saturday: 7:30am – 5:30pm

Sunday: Closed

Half day on Wednesdays.

The business is run and managed by our client, with the help of three full time and one part time member of staff.

Shepherds Butchers Ltd generated a healthy turnover of circa £200,000 as of the 2016 accounts, with a gross profit of 37%.

Tenure: Leasehold

Listed by: Hilton Smythe
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