My favourite shop in Bideford is Hiron and Sons in Mill Street. Steve, the proprietor is very knowledgeable about the various cuts of meat and how to cook them and can always be relied upon for recipe advice and ideas. The window always looks very inviting and will often include venison, rabbit and duck. The great thing about a good, local butcher is that you can buy exactly what you want, the amount you want and you know where it has come from!

Susan Jewell, Northam


Send your nominations to Your Favourite Shop, North Devon Gazette, Unit 3, Old Station Road, Barnstaple, EX32 8PB or email

Just tell us why you use the shop and what makes it so special and each week we’ll feature one of your nominations in the newspaper. Please include your name, address and daytime telephone number.