Doweys have been serving the community in Lurgan since 1936. Now 3 generations of the family have continued the skilled trade of Butchery. John R. Dowey senior established his original butcher shop in 1936 and created core values by which we trade today - local produce for local people. Original family recipes were developed and have now been passed down through generations to me, his grandson, Simon Dowey. Many of these recipes have been revived and are still in use today.
John R. Dowey Junior, joined him in the family business combining his love of farming with learning his trade at his father's shoulder.
Formerly, in the early days, John Dowey Snr juggled management of two small shops but times were changing and true to his ""go ahead spirit"" he amalgamated both of these shops by creating a purpose built new shop in High Street in 1956. There were very few shops in the High Street in those days unlike now and Doweys have moved on but are still very much part of the High Street today!
By 1980 the ""new shop"" was beginning to become too small for the growing trade. It was not until 1989 that another suitable property became available. It took almost a year in demolishing, reconstructing, renovating and fitting out. This purpose built shop added a Delicatessen to the expanded Butchery business and opened in September 1990.
The shop still remains at this site now and has grown gradually. Currently it is staffed by 7 full-time Butchers with an additional staff of full time Cooks and Delicatessen Sales Assistants.
In 2007, Simon Dowey joined the business after completing a degree in Information Technology. Continuing the family skills. It was in the blood! John Dowey Jnr was very proud to have the next generation step up to the plate. He encouraged Simon to expand the business further. Following in father's footsteps of winning competitions regularly we became Runners-up in the Retail Butcher's shop of the year. The staff have been brilliant and after even more determination we won the competition the following Year. Other accolades have followed such as the Master Butcher Sausage and Burger Competitions.
Over time we have remained close to our core values of not compromising quality and supporting local farmers, the range of products has increased to include many ready prepared meals and pre-packed products. We regularly compare our prices and endeavour to offer our customers value for money.
In Winter 2008, we acquired the premises adjacent to the main shop and after extensive renovations we opened our new Coffee Shop on the ground floor in May 2009. We aim to provide for our customers, both old and new with an exciting new eating concept with three shops under one roof, owner driven and owner managed. We hope to provide an emphasis on quality and value for money which isn't found in chain stores. We trust that our attention to detail in the renovation and the menu we have developed will appeal to you and provide a great eating experience.
The main shop, in High Street, is located in the center of Lurgan's High Street which is situated along the market street of this historic town. It is served by rail from William street and is only a mile from the motorway which is approached by the Lough road. We are only 20 miles from Belfast, Northern Ireland and 20 miles from the airport it is a fast developing town within the new city of Craigavon.. This shop is open from 9 am to 5:30 pm Monday - Saturday. High Street Car Parking. There is much on-street car parking on both sides of the road which is limited to 1 hour. There are a couple of car parks near by for longer stays..
If you have a large order why not telephone in advance: 02838322547.
All our telephone calls are routed to High Street store.
If you have satellite navigation you can use our High Street postcode is BT66 8AW
Monday to Friday - 9am to 5:30pm
Closed on Sunday
We don't close for lunch!
Coffee Shop closes at 4:00pm.