Haymans up for sale

The last butcher’s in Sidmouth is not only popular but very successful:

Haymans wins Taste of the West awards

Haymans wins at National Craft Butchers awards

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It is also, like many small businesses, having a hard time with very expensive rates to pay:

Futures Forum: How to revive the health of high streets > “We could maybe look at ways we could help local shops, which use locally-sourced produce, through some kind of business rate relief.”

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And there seemed to be some sort of reprieve:

Futures Forum: Following the business rates announcement, Hayman’s the butchers believes the high street and independent shops will have a chance to prosper again.

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However, it now seems that this will not be enough, with Hayman’s being advertised for sale in Dalton’s Business Weekly:

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CROWN JEWEL of Sidmouth.
Same family ownership over 100 years.

https://www.daltonsbusiness.com/butcher-shops-for-sale/butchers-devon-sidmouth-devon-uk/821921

It’s certainly one of Sidmouth’s ‘crown jewels’:

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