Family butchers in running for top food award

A FAMILY-run butchers is in the running for a prestigious award.

And now Archers of Westfield is appealing for the public to vote and help the business to be crowned Sussex Butcher of the Year.

Archers has made it into the final 10 businesses in the category of the Sussex Food and Drink Awards 2012/13.

Archers is one of only three butchers in East Sussex to feature in the final 10 and the only business representing the Hastings and Rother area.

Archers of Westfield was set up 77 years ago and has remained in the same family for nearly eight decades.

Dawn Archer, whose husband Jeremy owns the business, said: “It was started by my husband’s grandfather and we have two sons working in the shop so we are into the fourth generation now.”

Over the years Archers of Westfield has built up a good reputation and welcomes customers from far and wide.

In recent weeks the shop has undergone a refurbishment and Archers maintained its top ranking in a recent council hygiene inspection.

The voting is open until October 14, when the top 10 will be whittled down to a top three.

The winner will be announced on January 31, 2013.

To vote for Archers of Westfield, visit the Sussex Food and Drink Awards website at