your local traditional butcher

Your Local Traditional Butcher

As your local traditional butcher we deliver what the supermarkets can’t!

It may sound like fighting talk but it’s something we hear a lot form our customers. Similarly it makes us immensely proud to be your local butcher. Call into our shop and you’ll meet a friendly team of expert butchers ready to help you.

Here’s a few reasons to choose us:

  • We’re flexible
    Whether you want 2 sausages or 100 sausages we can help – we don’t do blister packs! Ewww.
  • We source locally for quality & value
    We’re always out on the road speaking to local farmers and suppliers to make sure we source the best meats available at the time. In fact, they’re not our suppliers. They are our friends. In addition over many years we’ve built strong and valued relationships.
  • We take care of everything from field to plate
    We’re not all budding master chefs – we get that. So we provide delicious, freshly prepared meals ready to pop in the oven.
  • We go the extra mile
    This doesn’t just mean we deliver your food. It means we do anything and everything we can to make your life easier!

Local Produce

Mr Nicholson visits farms across Northumberland to hand select the very best produce. Our meat is traditionally hand prepared by our skilled butchers. In other words ensuring each cut is exactly how we want it.

Freshly prepared sausagesburgers, kebabs, steaks, gammon and ready to eat dishes are prepared here by our expert butchers.  In fact ,everything you can buy is made in store using recipes which have been with us for over 100 years. Passed down through the generations. We’ll give you step-by-step cooking instructions to help you in the kitchen. If you don’t see exactly what you’re looking for, our friendly butchers are happy to prepare cuts to your exact requirements.

Follow our blog for interesting recipes.  We share some on Facebook and Instagram too.

Our Butchery Team


Mark is Charlie Nicholson’s Grandson and Doug’s Nephew. He has worked at Nicholson’s for 26 years and has been a butcher for the same amount of time. Mark’s favourite product is our homemade Chicken Kiev or the amazing steak pie’s. We asked Mark “What do you love about Nicholson’s?”. His reply “Our friendly service and the different range of products”. Following this we asked him what his favourite memory? The response – “Winning a ‘Gold Award’ for our Pork Sausage and being able to work for so many years with my grandpa Mr Nicholson senior”


Sean has worked at Nicholson’s for over 17 years. In addition he has been a butcher for 40 years! Sean takes care of filling our wonderful counter. His favourite product is our Homemade Chicken Schnitzels. We asked Sean what he loves about Nicholson’s and a favourite memory of his. His reply “My work colleagues and The 100 year celebration week”


Alan has been a butcher for 43 years and has worked at Nicholson’s for 18 years. He creates our wonderful window displays as well as keeping on top of our pre packed ranges in our multideck fridges. We asked Alan what his favourite product was and what he loves about Nicholson’s. The response “My award winning Steak Burgers with cheese and spring onions and I love The Team Spirit”. We also asked him for a favourite memory. He said “Working with Charlie Nicholson – known to us all as ‘THE BOSS’. Never known such a gentleman and is greatly missed”


Kathryn joined in 2020 and is often seen in serving our valued customers and working in the front shop. Kathryn is half way through a butchery apprenticeship with us, gaining knowledge and skills to be a fully qualified butcher. When asked what Kathryn loves about working at Nicholson’s she said “working with great customers and colleagues”


Andy has been at Nicholson’s for 5 years but has been a butcher for 38 years! He takes care of most of our beef butchery. Hand butchering all the beef into the joints and steaks you take home! His favourite product is our Homemade Pork, Black Pudding and Coriander Sausages. When we asked him what he loves about working at Nicholson’s he said “working for a traditional family butcher”


Kevin spends a lot of his time in the back shop. Skilfully preparing our beef, lamb and pork into joints, steaks and cuts ready for sale in the shop. He has been with us for 3 years. In addition he has been a butcher for 30. When we asked him what he loves about the job and his favourite product he said “he loves the friendly working atmosphere and the pork shoulder joints”


This is Harley – joined us in 2022 as one of our butchers – Harley started butchery over 5 years ago and has a real passion food and where it is sourced. His favourite Nicholsons product is our homemade pork and leek sausages. When not at work Harley loves to spend time looking after his allotment with his little boy, when asked why he loves working for Nicholsons he replied “ I love how welcoming all the staff and customers are”