Alan Cornes

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Lovingly restored, renovated and rejuvenated, the Oxtail & Trotter butchers shop in Audlem continues over 150 years of butchery business in the village. Launched in July 2012 by Hugh & Kate Pocock, it was sympathetically transformed into a high quality, contemporary butchers.

In November 2016 the business was sold to Alan Cornes. Alan has vast experience in the butchery trade and is extremely excited to be taking on this new venture.

Alan started his butchery career when he was 15 years old — on a butcher's bike in Bramhall Road, Crewe, from here he moved onto working for A Broomhall & Son of Nantwich. Alan was promoted to the Shop manager of Broomhall's shop in West Street, Crewe working here for 25 years until he took on the ownership of this shop. Alan ran his own business from this shop for 12 years. After 37 years working on these premises, Alan has moved to Audlem to take on Oxtail & Trotter!

Living & working in Audlem, Alan is looking forward to working in the village and meeting all of the Oxtail & Trotter regulars and is hoping to bring some of his old customers to visit as well!


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Kate and Hugh would like to formally announce that as of 23rd November 2016 that the business of Oxtail and Trotter is now owned by Alan Cornes. Over the past four years we have lovingly restored and nurtured this wonderful business. We set up the shop back in 2012 with the view to provide the vi

Alan Cornes

We thought it is about time we did a staff profile on our favourite butcher, we asked him a few questions and here are his answers: 1. How long have you been in the butchery trade?

Hot Garlic Pickle

What you need: 250g braising steak, 150g mushrooms, 1 white onion — finely sliced, large handful of peas, ½ pint beef stock, 1 tsp cornflour mixed with water, Hot Garlic Pickle Brown the steak then add the mushrooms and onions. Fry for 5 mins then add 3 tsp Hot Garlic Pickle. Fry for a further mi


We are proud of the standards we keep at Oxtail & Trotter. Therefore we are delighted to announce that we have been awarded top marks for our food hygiene by the Cheshire East Food Standards Team. This follows a recent inspection.

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