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About Us

A family run high street butchers in Fife

Minick of St Andrews is a well known family run high street butchers located in Fife. Over the years we have cultivated a network of quality local meat suppliers and dealers, many of whom we count as friends. This means we can offer you some of the best Scottish meat produce around and now have five separate retail shops for you to choose from. Whether you visit us in St Andrews, Cupar, Ladybank, Anstruther, or Newport you will still experience friendly, knowledgeable service and fantastic meat products. We undertake all the butchery, baking, sausage and haggis making ourselves, so come and visit us today or call 01334 472127 if you have any questions.

The Butcher

Stuart Minick has grown his successful butchers business over many years. He opened his first outlet in St Andrews in February 2010, and he also ran the Cutting Plant, for wholesale butchering based at the Old Abattoir (now Premier Inn) In 2014 Minick of St Andrews relocated from South Street to larger premises on Bell Street. The Minick Group now have four shops in total; St Andrews, Newport in 2012, Ladybank in 2013, Cupar in 2015, and now Anstruther which opened in 2016. For business customers, we have an expanded wholesale/restaurant supply division. 
Stuart's background is …
  • In 1982 Stuart went into business with his father Arthur Minick, who had been manager of the butchers shop in Tayport (Beats) and A Minick & Son was born.
  • 2001 Stuart worked, as Manager for the Butchery Section of the Co-Op in Cupar
  • 2005 Saw Stuart moving down to Hampshire to Manage a Biodynamic Butchery Unit, Laverstoke Park Farm, owned by the charismatic Jodi Scheckter.
  • 2006 he moved to Sheepdrove Organic Butchers based in Hungerford, with shops in Bristol and London, run by the Kindersley Family, Stuart also gave butchery demonstrations and taught renowned chef’s cutting skills.
Stuart Minick posing for his butchery Minick of St Andrews
  • 2007 Stuart took his ‘Gap Year’ and went back to College and gained an offer to study MA General at St Andrews University.
  • 2008 He worked for Angus Organics, Airlie Estate, Forfar, helping to establish a butchers shop and farmers market for an Aberdeen Angus Breeder, Simon Laird.
  • 2009 Stuart helped to establish Steven Mitchell's Buffalo Farm shop in Kennoway, Fife
Stuart is passionate about his produce but, by his own admission, doesn't "bang the drum" often enough to tell others. Stuart explains: "We all get wrapped up in the day to day. This includes the running of the business, employing and training staff to build your team, delivering the daily services to keep customers happy - whether that's a customer who walks off the street to buy a pie or a restaurant ordering meat for the coming week. Shouting about your own business takes second place."
The Product
The World Championship Scotch Pie Awards 2017 is delighted to announce that Minick of St Andrews Ltd has enjoyed success at the 18th World Championship Scotch Pie Awards. They were presented with the following awards by TV Personality and entrepreneur, Carol Smillie: A spokesperson said “we are delighted with our win and can go away with our heads held very high indeed. To have been judged as one of the best in land against so many of our peers is a huge achievement.”
 
Awards presenter Carol Smillie said “I am delighted to have been asked to come along today and present the World Championship Scotch Pie Awards for a second time. Each and every butcher and baker here today knows they make something special so a confirmation of this kind is the real icing on the cake.”
 
Following the busiest judging day ever with some 100 butchers and bakers entering over 500 pies, pasties, sausage rolls, bridies, savouries and apple pies into the competition, all the butchers and bakers shortlisted can truly be proud to have produced some of the best products in the land.
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