NetherfieldNewsTop StoriesRobinson’s Butchers in Netherfield to close after more than 54 years in the town

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A butcher’s shop that has been trading in Netherfield since the 1960s will close its doors for the final time at the end of the month.

Robinson’s Butchers has been selling meat to people in the town since 1964.

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A sign has now appeared on the shop front explaining the reasons for the butchers closing, with the last day being Saturday, June 30.

The owner of the butcher shop, Mick Robinson, has said that supermarket prices were to blame for having to take the decision to close the business.

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On the notice in the window to customers, he wrote: ” We have been beaten at last by the mighty supermarket chains, which unfortunately the majority of our former customers now prefer to use”

“Every one of us [working at the shop] are master butchers, which you don’t find anymore, but we find ourselves not wanted in the modern world.

“We now are within a mile of four or five of the supermarket giants.”

Despite the closure of the butcher side of the business, the popular takeaway food outlet based at the site will continue to trade.

The statement continued: “Karl, my son, will carry on the name in Netherfield with his takeaway foods and will be expanding the range on offer. Karl will also be growing his outside catering business which includes his mouthwatering hog roasts, which he is excellent at.”

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15 comments

  • Jamie huckerby

    Jun 25, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    I am very sad to hear that robo”s is closing down I grew up in netherfield and so did most of my family . I go in there and purchase meat for carlton town fc on match days . And to get my breakfast and dinner too . Without the food being served there I don’t think I would eat proper food in the week so I’m glad that is staying open . All the best for the Robinson family for the future.

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  • Hazel Carter

    Jun 25, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    So sad and sorry to here this. Have been shopping there for at least40 years. Not so much in last 2 years as don,t have a car any more. Would like to wish you all the best in the future. Good luck to you all especially Karl expanding that side of the business.

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  • Joanne

    Jun 25, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    Very sorry to hear this, such quality meat, we should have supported you more, supermarket meat is crap.

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  • Carl Nagington

    Jun 25, 2018 at 10:29 pm

    Used to shop there in mid 90s till 2000 when I worked at John Wallace’s… was lovely meat then…sadly I moved out the area… good luck in your futute venture Karl

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  • Arran

    Jun 25, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    This was not due to supermakrtes, it was due to there 0 star hygiene. Who wants dirty filthy meat? They ran their business to the ground the only people to blame is theie selves

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  • Hayley

    Jun 26, 2018 at 9:47 am

    Robinson’s currently hold a 5* hygiene rating. If you actually took the time to read the original report they were down grated due to paper work error which was soon amended.
    Kind regards

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  • Arnold Lad

    Jun 26, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    Nevo is dead. You’ll all be swarming round Arnold high street for your meat now. We’ve got it all. The jewul in the crown of Gedling.

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  • David

    Jun 26, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    Use your local shops, or lose them.

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  • Ruth

    Jun 27, 2018 at 8:28 am

    The problem is that there are few other shops to lure shoppers. Apart from the Post Office, the Coop and the dentist, it is mostly hairdressers and cafes. I don’t count shops such as key cutting because it’s no not something needed every week. There is such a lot of rubbish.
    It might be a good idea, when all the shops are shut, to have a weekly streetmarket, as long as it doesn’t comprise 25 stalls selling jeans.

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  • Jamie

    Jun 27, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    TUXFORD’s are the last remaining Butchers in Netherfield with 53 years of experience they have their own farm and own cattle and over 100 years of farming and cattle transporting throughout England , I grew up my whole life in and around Netherfield back in the day there was 8 Butchers shops on the high street and now just the one due to big supermarkets trying to rid all small shops , so please surport all the small shops or they will be a thing of the past .

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  • Steve

    Jun 28, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    Arran u tosser come down have a look u dick head

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  • Gail

    Jun 29, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    Robin tuxfords of netherfield has been serving the community for over 54 years , tuxfords and robinsons have been good friend for all of thoughs years and i know the team at tuxfords wish the very best for every one who has works at robinsons . So many small business are closing , such a shame as you dont get the service in a supermarket or quality. Tuxfords will be happy to see any new customers.

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  • Suzy dilks

    Jul 2, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    Good luck.xx I will come and see you.xx say hi to mum and dad.xx

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  • andrew kelly

    Jul 4, 2018 at 10:05 pm

    Really sorry to hear this, Karl sold us fantastic meat products to our two pub/restaurants, could not fault the quality or level of service.
    Good luck with the new business
    Andy & Viv

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  • Chris

    Jan 14, 2019 at 9:38 am

    Guttered this is not good news at all,You make the best sausage ever and the pork pie at Christmas no contest i’m just going to have to buy a chest freezer to stock up.
    Seriously really bad news.

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