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
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.”
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.
However, it now seems that this will not be enough, with Hayman’s being advertised for sale in Dalton’s Business Weekly:
CROWN JEWEL of Sidmouth.
Same family ownership over 100 years.
File:6 Church Street – Sidmouth Devon 2010.JPG – Wikimedia Commons