Currently run by husband and wife team Geoff and Paula Riley, Rileys butchers has a history that stretches back more than 150 years, always with one focus, continuing the art of traditional butchery. Everything sold at Riley’s, is locally sourced, from farm to fork. Making all of of the products on-site and letting the meat free to roam over acres of Lancashire pasture. When he’s not in the shop you’ll find Geoff in the meadows keeping an eye on the animals. So you can be assured that, from our prize-winning sausages to our matured beef, we know exactly where our meat comes from.
Geoff has been awarded many prestigious Smithfield Awards in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, for every product category entered. We were also named in the top three butchers shops in the North and England in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 - winning the best in the north in 2012. Locally, best retail category of the Rossendale Business of the Year awards in 2010 and 2013 and best small business in 2013.
The younger staff are also triumphing. In May 2013, our apprentice butcher, Ryan Healy was crowned The UK's Premier Young Butcher of the Year at the NEC in Birmingham. He beat off stiff competition - winning overall and topping 3 out of 5 skill categories.
Whilst we are dedicated to excellent quality and tradition, we absolutely love to give things a modern twist and experiment with new flavors and ideas, there’s always something original coming out of the kitchen! We love hearing your suggestions and will always have a go at creating the things that our customers want.
Pop in and our dedicated and friendly staff will be on-hand to offer unmatched advice on how to get the most out of your produce. We love the finishing touches and will marinade your meat and prepare joints ready for the oven - just ask us what we can do for you. Our deli also stocks a range of delicious products from home-made pasta sauces to olives and locally produced jams, and we even sell fresh veg!
If you can’t get down don’t worry you can always take advantage of our delivery service. We also provide lunch-time deliveries, which have proven to very popular with the hungry folks of Rossendale.
And if you’ve a big bash looming we can help there too. We are happy to provide catering for corporate events and parties and our hampers make the perfect wedding gift - just ask.
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