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H Hofmann & Sons Ltd, Wakefield

Posted on: Oct 22 2013

Owned by brothers Nigel and David Hofmann, H Hofmann & Sons has been a family business since 1896 and has an excellent reputation and a loyal customer base to its 6 butcher, bakery and confectionery shops across Wakefield.

Hofmann’s has an outstanding reputation for its famous award winning pork pies and sausages, which have been crowned Yorkshire Champion several times, a credit to the butchers consistency, as well as the Meat Trades Journal’s Best Sausage Maker in the Country 2011, and Yorkshire and Humberside’s Winner of British Sausage Week’s National Banger Competition with its ‘Ennis Sausage’, dedicated to Olympic icon Jessica Ennis.

All their meats are sourced locally from Yorkshire farmers ensuring full traceability and the butchers pride themselves on using only top quality meats to sell and put into the products they produce. Over the years, Hofmann’s award winning products have been presented to The Houses of Parliament and 10 Downing Street.

Nigel credits their popularity to tailoring their offering to the modern 21st century shopper “eating on the hoof” during their busy working day. At lunchtimes, Hofmann’s is famous for its roast carvery sandwiches, as well as homemade pies, bread and confectionery products, which are produced in their own bakery behind the Westgate shop. Nigel believes it’s what makes them so special; “We make as many products as possible ourselves, knowing what goes into the food and that its made using good quality, fresh, local ingredients”.

111 Westgate, Wakefield, WF1 1EW
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Bakers: 01924 368450
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Hoffmans portk pies By Guest on Jun 30 2015 at 11:21 AM
Absolutely delicious; I see the shop from the railway line but there is never enough time to nip down and buy one! Wish they did mail order . .

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The steady loss of our local butchers is cause for serious alarm. Just 2 months back my favourite butcher, Kingsland and Son, fell victim to a fierce rent hike and was forced to move out. The whole area is still reeling from the loss. Because butchery is both art and science. Not just in the physical act of separating different cuts from a carcass, but the wealth of knowledge any serious butcher has; where the meat comes from, how long the beef was hung, what cuts are better suited to braising than roasting. Support your local butchers. For the sake of the community, and your taste buds too.

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It is so important to support butchers, if we do not then they will go and then we really will miss them. These people know where all their food has come from, generally sourcing everything from the local area’s farmers. Support for your butcher is support for the wider farming community.

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Your local butcher really cares about the meat he sells and the people he sells to. He deserves your support- let’s not lose him now.

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Now, more than ever, we need to know where our meat is coming from, and your local butcher is best placed to give you that vital information. There is no substitute for buying your meat from the people who sourced it. They are the ones who know how it was raised, how it was slaughtered and how best to cook it. If we lose our local butchers we lose an irreplaceable part of the food chain.

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We need to cherish the excellent traditional butchers who have kept going valiantly in the teeth of the supermarket takeover of our food chain. As the Meat Crusade puts it, if one in 10 of us returned to our local butcher that would be make a real difference. And if one in five of us did so, even once a week, it could start a revolution.