Edwinstowe is blessed with two high quality butchers that would put most town high streets to shame. We at Totally Locally Towers are drooling as we pour over the pics from both establishments, and are sorely tempted to jump in our cars for a 90 minute drive for a Edwinstowe sausage.
However, we may have to content ourselves with typing about the charcuterie, and we start with the longest established – Locks.
Gary Lock is the second Lock of Locks Butchers. The first, his father, still lives on the premises and is a frequent visitor to the shop floor. We think Mr. Lock Senior must be tremendously proud of young Gary, as Lock’s reputation flourishes.
Locks is a traditional butchers, run by Gary with what locals describe as “a village feel and values”. Gary prepares and stocks a wide range of meats and cuts, alongside essential provisions like butter, flour, eggs and cheese. Impressively, Gary knows the provenance of all the produce he sells, from his beef to his flour.
Gary is one of those lovely Edwinstowe chaps who knows everyone, their families, their dog and their long-lost Auntie Sue in Australia. If you’re new to the area, pop in and say hello. Gary’s cheerful service and genuine interest in his customers will brighten your day.
Gary’s also a keen supporter of local projects. In Locks you’ll find vegetables grown by Edwinstowe allotment growers, eggs from local farms, cakes and breads from local producers, and jams made by a local lady for charity. We think Gary and, of course, Mr. Lock Senior, are Totally Locally Heroes.