For some time Dave Allen had been considering opening his own butchers shop in Southport. Dave had been working as a butcher since leaving school and felt that he had acquired the necessary skills to establish his own business. Dave had learned that a good friend of Tony's, Gerry Baxter, was about to retire. Dave knew that Gerry's business in Birkdale was a good one and that he would like to own it. So in 1993 Gerry sold the business to Dave and Tony. That year we were blessed with a great summer and Dave's skill in the creation of delicious BBQ products got the business off to a great start. The business went from strength to strength and quickly established itself with the residents of Birkdale and Southport.
Dave was not content with just producing great products, his skill as a sausage maker was about to be tested. He entered numerous local, national and international sausage competitions. He won many awards for his sausages and the creative products that had been such a success with his customers. Later, he entered the Birkdale shop in the National Top Shop Competition that was run by the Meat Trades Journal. Dave was regional finalist twice and was narrowly beaten into second place once. This was a remarkable achievement as the standard of entries was very high. Dave and his team are always developing new and exciting meat meal ideas; his keen interest in cooking lends itself to the further development of new products to delight his customers.
Here are the creative team at Birkdale Broughs;
Steve Deven; Steve hails from down south and has brought a great spirit to the Birkdale shop. Always available for the customers and a fixture within the front of the shop, offering second to none customer service. Guaranteed to get any customer the perfect cut of meat.
Roger Hughes joined the team in 2011, Roger had run his own business in Southport Market Hall for more years than he cares to recall.
The refubishment of the Market Hall led Roger to change his priorities and spend more time with his family. Roger is a very experienced butcher and we are delighted to have him in the shop.
Birkdale Opening Hours are;
Monaday 8am to 5pm
Tuesday 8am to 5pm
Wednesday 8am to 5pm
Thursday 8am to 5pm
Friday 8am to 5pm
Saturday 7:30am to 5 pm
Phone orders and collection welcome on 01704 567073
Address; 20 Liverpool Rd, Birkdale Southport, PR8 4AY