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Poultry and Sausages

Our Story!

Serving the local community since 1965.

At Coates Butchers, we believe in serving our customers the best quality meats and produce from the North East.

Our commitment to traditional recipes and flavours is what has made us synonymous with exceptional quality and taste since 1965.

We are proud to offer a wide range of products from locally sourced farms that are renowned for their high standard of welfare and care.


We strive to provide consistently excellent service at Coates Butchers, and are proud to hold a 5-star rating by Durham County Council in the Scores on the Doors scheme. We are also proud of our A-grade standard for quality, service, and hygiene. 

Our Ethos!

Exceptional taste, guaranteed


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Church Street Coxhoe


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For over 30 years, Coates Butchers has been a member of the Qguild of Butchers.

We source our meat from reliable and ethical suppliers and insist on the highest quality from start to finish.

Our in-house deli and bakery have become a firm favourite among locals and visitors alike. We are incredibly proud of our award-winning pies, traditional corned beef, homemade ready meals, freshly prepared black pudding, and

home-produced cooked meats. No matter what you’re looking for, we know we have something that will satisfy.

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Our Heritage

At Coates Butchers, we are passionate about providing our customers with the best quality meat sourced locally.

Our history goes back to 1965, when Harry Coates Snr first set up shop in Trimdon village with his wife Eva & sister Mary, to bring quality meat to the people. With his Co-operative Butcher background, Harry knew that good customer service and staff training were key to success. He had a knack for details and that ethos is still evident in the shop we are today.

Fast forward to 2008,  Ivan Lowther, shop manager who trained under Harry Snr, was given the opportunity to purchase the Coxhoe branch of Coates Butchers and has been instrumental in the growth and success of Coates Butchers. Our skilled butchers are dedicated to providing you with the best possible cuts and service.

Ivan, Mandy, Aidan & Ewan when they first bought the shop in 2008
Ivan former mentor and original shop owner Harry Coates Senior
Ewan Lowther receiving his Honorary membership into the royal institute of meat
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Q Guild members picture taken in London for the Smithfield awards
Ewan Lowther receiving his Honorary membership into the royal institute of meat
Q Guild 2020 Smithfield Star Awards Coates Butchers

Building for the future

Our team at Coates Butchers is passionate about providing exceptional customer service and innovative products. We are proud to say that our own Ewan Lowther was awarded an honorary membership to the Institute of Meat for his product innovation at last year’s Smithfield Awards. 

Our staff at Coates Butchers is truly a family, bonded together by our shared passion for quality meats and products. We've won many awards for our quality and innovation, but we're never content to rest on our laurels. Instead, we're always pushing ourselves to improve, honing our skills and staying up-to-date with the latest trends and techniques in butchery. We're proud of our roots and traditions, and we're committed to building upon them for a bright and prosperous future.

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