Posted: 20/04/2017

Lidgates to manage Surrey farm shop

C Lidgate, the butcher and charcutier, has expanded beyond its Holland Park enclave, in west London, into Surrey.

Danny Lidgate, managing director, said the business had formed a partnership with Crockford Bridge Farm Shop & Pick Your Own in Addlestone and had taken over the management of the store.

The shop is undergoing a major renovation under the name of Lidgates at Crockford Bridge Farm, which was expected to be complete by Easter.

A bigger butchery counter will be installed, while pies and other meat products will be stocked and there will also be a deli serve-over counter for the first time.

The shop will source fruit and veg from independent growers rather than markets and will stock the 20 crops from the farm, which includes asparagus, strawberries and pumpkins.

Andy Gould, farm operations manager, confirmed that Lidgate had not bought the shop but had entered into a management partnership.

Danny Lidgate said he would consider opening more stores in the future.

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