Sizzling offer as Spalding butchers celebrate reopening of Winsover Road

Andrew Parsons with his sausage offer to celebrate the reopening of Winsover Road. SG280217-104TW
Andrew Parsons with his sausage offer to celebrate the reopening of Winsover Road. SG280217-104TW
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A Spalding butchers is celebrating Winsover Road’s reopening after ten weeks of roadworks by making some sizzling offers.

Andrew Parsons, from Bennett Butchers, is giving away a free pound of Lincolnshire sausages – worth £3.20 – to every customer who presents a coupon published in this Thursday’s Spalding Guardian at his shop when they buy 2lbs of the gold award-winning product.

Buy 2lbs of stewing steak and you will get an extra 1lb free, worth £3.72, or buy 2lbs of minced beef to receive an extra 1lb worth £2.72.

The offer runs from Saturday, March 4 to Saturday, March 11 inclusive and you must cut out the coupon from the Spalding Guardian to qualify.

Anglian Water confirmed yesterday that it expects to reopen Winsover Road tomorrow (Friday) afternoon.

The company has been repairing a collapsed sewer on Winsover Road, near the junction of Hawthorn Bank, since December 20 and drivers have been forced to find alternative routes.

Andrew said: “Passing trade has gone.

“It happened right in front of my peak Christmas trading and our Christmas trade was down by 20 per cent.”

Andrew is seeking compensation from Anglian Water but hasn’t heard how successful he might be.

He said: “The road has been desolate because people have had to find a different route coming through.”

Andrew worries that Winsover Road may not be as busy as it was before the road closure because people will have become accustomed to using different routes and may choose to stick to them.

“We don’t know how it’s going to work out,” said Andrew.

Bennett Butchers was founded by Andrew’s great-grandfather, Henry Bennett, in 1899.

Andrew (50) has worked in the shop since he was 15 and employs around ten people.

Bennetts Butchers is a regular winner in the Lincolnshire Poacher Competition and last year entered 11 products and scooped 11 awards.

The most celebrated overall win came in the iconic Lincolnshire sausage category.

Following the awards, Andrew revealed he is guardian of two secret Lincolnshire sausage recipes, one devised by his great grandfather and a second for which he paid “several thousand pounds” when Browning’s Butchers, of Deeping St Nicholas, ceased trading in the mid-1990s.

It was the Browning’s recipe that took the overall title but both recipes struck gold.

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