Our History

The history of Pritchetts Butchers is a long and fascinating one. A Pritchett Butchers first started trading in the 1870s. It was owned by Mr Albert Pritchett. In a time when there were dozens of butchers shops in Salisbury, Albert prided himself on selling only the highest quality produce available. This is a trait which has continued at Pritchetts to current day.

From father to son and grandson

Albert passed away and left the business to his son, also Albert Pritchett, who continued his father’s hard work and passion. He then past the shop on to his son, Alan Pritchett.

In the mid 1920s the shop began to look very tired. There are also rumours of a fire around this time. In 1927, the shop was completely refurbished leading to the appearance of the shop today.

Roger Pritchett then took over the running of the family business from his father Alan. Again, the well known values of his predecessors remained firmly in place.

From Pritchetts to Aldridge, but still in their name

In the early 1990s, Roger passed away, and Vincent Aldridge, an employee of Rogers, took over the ownership of the business. Vincent himself came from a long line of Aldridges who were butchers. He kept the well known and respected Pritchett name going, and ran the business for a couple years before selling to his older brother Mark. Mark continued to grow the business, by expanding into market stalls and adding a Hog Roast business.

In 2017 the shop had an overhaul, which coincided with Mark’s Son, Charles coming back into the family business as a partner. The shop received its FIVE-star hygiene rating and adopted an online shop.

The shop, which opened its doors way back in the 1870s, is now the last remaining butcher’s shop. in Salisbury. We put this longevity and success down to believing in and continuing those values which Albert installed; buying only the finest quality local produce, selling at reasonable prices, and always with a smile, of course!