‘Visit us once and you’ll come back for more….’

…says owner Barry Wagner, ‘We pride ourselves on getting to know our customers and finding out what they want,’ says Barry. ‘Many have been coming here for years. Others travel miles to shop here on personal recommendation. And we’re always keen to welcome new customers – once they’ve stepped inside the shop they realize they have a golden opportunity to buy all they need to create a perfect meal. And we know they’ll come back for more. We’re a traditional shop with traditional values – we know that’s what people want.’


Barry Wagner is the expert sausagemaker responsible for helping Machin’s scoop top awards. The rest of the team are incredibly knowledgeable and enthusiastic, which is invaluable. Our team are Przemek (pronounced Shamek) Sztuba who has been with us since 2004 , Lukasz Jamczarski has been with us since 2006, Oliver Cooper 2016 and Chris Edwards has just finished his accreditation in Ipswich, Barry’s son Alex cant wait to start helping out too.

‘The great thing about Machin’s is that everything is so personal. Nothing is ever too much trouble for Ian. He’s so passionate about where things come from and these days that’s so important as people really want to know the background of the meat they’re eating. Plus he always makes time to talk things through with you and can tell you all about cheaper cuts of meat that are coming back into fashion. We definitely need more butchers like Ian in this country!’

Merrilees Parker