Albert Boal Quality Butchers - Butchers Newtownards

Our Story

My names is Albert Boal and I am the proud propreitor and founder of Albert Boal Quality Butcher. “Basically I butchered in Ards all my life, and then moved to the Beersbridge Road in Belfast for my first solo venture. That experience stood me in great stead, and I seized the opportunity to open here at Stratheden shops in January 2012. The site a former video shop had been shut for 3 years and I seen the need for a local butcher for the local people. I chatted with the agent, came in and had a look, and the week before Christmas I decided to give it a go."

"The family came on board and for three weeks from the start of January we ripped the place apart, we emptied it and put in new floors ceilings, fridges and counters and everything we needed to allow us to open 10 days later. This teamwork demonstrated how it is a family run business, with my wife Janice, son Paul and father-in-law Gordon all involved from those early stages, helping me to get the new shop up and running. Then my son Paul came aboard working with me full time, Paul has really taken to butchery and is a great asset to the business, I am very proud of him." Paul has really stepped up to the mark and is now my Store and Delivery Manager.

"The support from the local people is fantastic, and as a result the business grew quickly and I soon needed two full time staff and a part-timer, I am delighted to have James Burns as my manager of the Newtownards store, "I couldn’t do it without James he is my right hand man, ... and I sees so much of myself in James, if he is not a chip of the old block then certainly a prime cut of meat, James along with Paul are helping the business grow."

"Our success is down to our attention to detail, quality and customer care meaning that our success has enabled us to branch out and we are proud to announce our long awaited Home Delivery Service, we offer daily and weekly deliveries to Newtownards, Bangor, Belfast, Holywood, comber, Kircubbin, Greyabbey, Dundonald and surrounding areas ( See our deliver scheddule for you're own specific area). Not only can we now deliver straight to your door, the delivery is FREE when you spend £25 or more, you can't say fairer than that. Branching out also comes in the form of specialising and here Albert’s Healthy Living “Slimmer’s range has brought customers from far and wide. Everything in the range is less than 4% fat, from pork and steak sausages to burgers and vegetable rolls. So what’s the best part of my day? It’s simple I really enjoy serving customers and making sure that they get the best. I always said never give anybody anything that you wouldn’t eat yourself, and this starts with bringing in the very best of local produce. Although the butchery industry has changed through the competition multiples, I am certain that by constant attention to detail and a constant focus on quality and customer care, I will continue to prove as popular to our very supportive local area, and beyond."