The British Butcher Shoppe Ltd.


I’m a Yorkshire lad (pronounced York–sha) born and bred. Grew up eating scotch eggs and lard sarnies with crisps (chips) for Saturday (pronounced Sat-day) tea (evening meal).

So when I learned there was a British Butcher in town selling delights of my culinary childhood I was excited to visit.

The shop is located in North Vancouver (703 Queensbury Ave), a little off the beaten track, but is easy to find if you have a map. As soon as I walked in I noticed that it sells lots of meat products, pies as well as condiments and sweets (candy) from the mother land.

I was like a little kid who had been transported to their English youth. They sold Hula Hoops, which are crisps  in the shape of a band (like a wedding band) that you put on all your fingers and then bite them off. They sell English Mustard, like no other in the world. If you like wassabi you MUST try this, it’s amazing (my mum always brings me a jar from England when visiting).

They sell 36 different varieties of sausages. It was difficult to choose but I decided to be patriotic and buy the Yorkshire variety.

Then there was why I went, I had a craving for a Scotch egg. Put simply, imagine a circular lump of cooked sausage meet with a hard boiled egg in the middle, covered in bread crumbs, this is a Scotch egg. It was absolutely amazing. Great flavour and consistency, good quality meat, and was big enough for a small meal.

The one thing you realize when you visit the shop is how great the quality is of the products. On the website they say “we have found that it is not worth cutting corners to meet the demand as our customers have come to expect a high quality product”.

The website could do with a wee polish, but the food is first rate. Go there and spend lots and eat lots and then tell me how great it was.


8 Responses to “The British Butcher Shoppe Ltd.”

  1. Posted on July 3rd, 2009

    I’ve been meaning to go here for ages and never quite made it. Thanks for the reminder!

  2. Posted on July 3rd, 2009

    I’ve had, and enjoyed the Scotch egg, but warm. Matt, you were telling me that they are traditionally eaten cold. Really? Do you know why that is?

  3. Posted on July 5th, 2009

    You eat ’em cold ( pronounced “Code” ) like you would a pork pie. scotch eggs are right nice ( you could pronounce right ” reet ” ), when i was back home in blighty occasionally i would make ’em with smoked haddock instead or sausage meat.

  4. Posted on December 9th, 2009

    Give The Celtic Treasure Chest at 41st. and Dunbar a try.

    5639 Dunbar Street

  5. Posted on March 7th, 2010

    The shop used to be a desitnation place four years ago, the original owner used to and still dose import all of his spices from the UK and use them at his present location 659 Columbia street in New Westminster. With over 40 years in the trade it was a pleasure to shop there, they used to produce between 1200 – 1500 lbs of sausage a week and over 800 lbs of bacon. There used to be 52 differant types of ausage and well over 15 types of bacon all made from his own recipes that he used in England. It was a sad day when he walked away from a busines that he built and loved because of bad partner.

    If you would like to try the original then get yourself down to Sherlocks @ 659 Columbia Street New Westminster.

  6. Posted on May 10th, 2010

    I tried the Celtic Treasure Chest. THANKS Best sausages I have ever had. No fat, no additives, no preservative, no MSG, no nitrates and no fat. Just great taste.

  7. Posted on December 5th, 2010

    I have been shopping at this location since it moved there.It is a real Butcher. The sausages are outstanding and the real deal. Not much fat and correctly spiced.The Steak and Kidney pies are to die for, full of flavour with lots of meat and gravy.Do yourself a favour, as life is too short, and eat the real thing instead of Supermarket sausages and pies.

  8. Posted on April 9th, 2013

    The British Butcher shoppes are the only locations in the lower Mainland where you will find all your favorite Sausages, Meat Pies; Gammon Hams,
    Bacons, and Belfast Hams, etc. All made in the North Vancouver Shoppe as it always has been for 20 years and made by their chefs with ingredients and spices imported specialy from the UK. there products are so good that they now have 3 locations ,and make thousands of lbs of product weekly. I recommend you visit one of their locations. the owner
    is a great guy and a Master Butcher / fully trained European Chef from
    Liverpool England the real Deal.

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