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Puddledub opens first store in Fife

Published: July 3, 2017

The Fife-based, family butcher, which brought buffalo to the kingdom, has just opened the doors to its first store, located in Kirkcaldy High Street.

After a successful four-day pop up shop during Easter, the owners decided to open a permanent Puddledub Butcher Shop, located within Cupcake Coffee Box, at the site of the old McDonald's on the high street.

The shop will offer a range of products including the famous Puddledub sausage range, which comprises more than 20 varieties; the award-winning Puddledub bacon; grass-fed beef; free-range lamb and chicken; and artisan ham, charcuterie, cooked meats and pies.

The traditional butchers counter will also serve up Scottish veal, local game, venison and water buffalo.


Picture: the team in the shop, Puddledub Facebook

IJ Mellis cheeses, artisan breads, fresh fruit and vegetables and range of smoked and cured meats from East Coast Cured will also be available to buy from the shop, which is now the only butchers in the town centre High Street.

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Owner and co-founder of Puddledub, Tom Mitchell said: “Opening the pop up at Easter was a fantastic way to see if there was enough demand locally to bring a butcher shop back to Kirkcaldy High Street.

"It really exceeded our expectations, which as a local farming business selling our products directly, is a massive boost for us. Puddledub initially grew through farmers markets and the movement by consumers towards local provenance.

"Opening this shop, allows our customers the convenience of a high street shop but with assured product provenance and traditional methods of preparation.

“We have farmed within a few miles of Kirkcaldy for more than 100 years. In that time, the town's fortunes have chopped and changed in many ways.

"We are passionate about Fife, provenance and working with those in our community, so this shop is a very interesting venture and we look forward to spending time in Kirkcaldy.”


Picture: Puddledub is well known and stocked throughout Scotland, Puddledub Facebook

Bill Harvey, manager at Kirkcaldy 4 All, the town's Business Improvement District, is delighted with the news, saying: “This can only be good for the town, for the businesses involved and for the end customer.

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"If we can demonstrate that Kirkcaldy's High Street is a viable destination for such an established, well respected and much loved brand as Puddledub, we can look to attract more to try the town. If that leads to longer term and larger opportunities, that's a real plus."

Puddledub meats are stocked all over Scotland, and have gained their well-deserved reputation  as one of Scotland’s finest Bacon and Pork Producers through high quality rearing and products, which have been farmed in Fife since 1905.

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related.

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