Award-winning butchers serve up a treat at Lasswade garden centre

Dobbies Garden Centres last week welcomed award-winning butchers Walter Smith Fine Foods to its flagship Lasswade store.

By Kevin Quinn
Wednesday, 16th September 2020, 6:36 am
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Walter Smith Butchers opens at Dobbies Garden Centre, Lasswade, Edinburgh

(L-R) Hayley Mabon, Manager Ewan Cowe and James Whitman. 

Picture by Stewart Attwood.
Dobbies - Walter Smith Butchers 1 SA : Walter Smith Butchers opens at Dobbies Garden Centre, Lasswade, Edinburgh (L-R) Hayley Mabon, Manager Ewan Cowe and James Whitman. Picture by Stewart Attwood.

The butchers will feature in Dobbies’ foodhall, offering customers a variety of locally-sourced meat, including family favourites such as sausages and burgers. There will also be a wide selection of high-quality cuts of beef, lamb and pork available.

The butchery and delicatessen will offer customers a range of classics, including handmade sausage rolls, award-winning pork pies, and popular kitchen-ready recipes like cottage pie and lasagne, which can be put straight into the oven. There will also be a variety of vegetarian options available, including vegetable samosas and onion bhajis, perfect for a quick lunch or to serve when entertaining.

The news comes as Dobbies announced a recent partnership with Sainsbury’s, bolstering its convenience food offering for customers.

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Graeme Jenkins, CEO of Dobbies, said: “Walter Smith Fine Foods is a brilliant addition to our Lasswade store and we’re sure that the butchers will be popular with our customers. At Dobbies, we pride ourselves on offering customers a wide range of quality produce, freshly-baked goods and general grocery items all under one roof.”

Robert Jones, retail director at Walter Smith Fine Foods, said: “We’re delighted to be launching our butchery and deli counter at Dobbies’ Lasswade store, and look forward to customers trying our award-winning products. We’ve been in business for 135 years and we are proud to deliver quality service and, of course, the best quality meats and produce.”

There will be a 10 per cent discount on Walter Smith Foods for Dobbies Club members until September 26.