A CENTURY old butchers shop will be closing its doors for the final time.

Claytons Butchers, of Crescent Road in Windermere, will be shutting up shop this month after 116 years of trade.

Owned by Andrew and Sharon Wright, Claytons is an independent traditional butchers located in the centre of Windermere.

The shop was established in 1907. Andrew has worked at Claytons since 1984 and has owned the business along with his wife, Sharon, since 1998.

The butchers specialise in supplying quality English and British meats, including beef, lamb, pork and Cumbrian poultry, and delivers to areas across South Cumbria including Windermere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Staveley, Bowness, Storrs and anywhere in between.

Andrew will be hanging up his apron and cleaver after 35 years when the shop closes its doors at the end of the month.

The pair shared the news of the upcoming closure on the butchers’ social media account.

They said: “All good things must come to an end and with the shop lease expiring this year, the time has come for Andrew to hang up his apron and cleaver after 35 years.

“Claytons will close the door for the last time on January 27. So, if you want to stock your freezer with Clayton’s meat, please call to place your order.”

The pair thanked their customers for their loyal support over the last few decades.

They said: “Thank you to all our loyal customers for your support over the 25 years that we have owned the business. Your custom, craic and friendship has been and is very much appreciated.

“We look forward to serving you until lights out on January 27.”

Customers flocked to deliver their well-wishes to Andrew and Sharon after news of the upcoming closure.

One resident described the closure as the ‘end of an era’ for Windermere’s history.