Quality Butchers Established in 1939
The butchery business of N.V. Gagen & Son was established by Neville Gagen in High Road Gorefield in 1939. Neville Gagen was born and bred in Gorefield and in 1934 he joined Sainsbury Limited in London where he served and successfully completed his apprenticeship in the butchery department. Having risen to the position of Head of the Butchery Department at Sainsbury's Marble Arch Branch, he returned to Gorefield in 1939 and established his own business under the name N. V. Gagen at High Road Gorefield.
Apart from 4 years away serving king and country between 1941 and 1945 Neville Gagen devoted his whole time and attention to building up his business, ensuring it provided first class meats and service to the local communities
In 1953 the business relocated to it's current premises in High Road Gorefield. In 1975 a further shop was opened at Walsoken, near Wisbech.
Top Quality Local Meat
To ensure our cutomers receive the best quality meat, N. V. Gagen & Son added their own private abbatoir to the business in 1955. The slaughterhouse was opened by Neville Gagen to ensure top quality meat was provided to customers by having local stock slaughtered on site.
The abatoir is the one of the only privately-owned in Cambridgeshire and is fully compliant with all EC regulations.
At N. V. Gagen we work very closley with government organisations to ensure all our animals are treated humanely and full animal welfare controls are followed. To learn more about these regulations and understand the strict rules we must follow in order to deliver only the finest quality meat to our customers, please follow the links below:
In 1990, N. V. Gagen & Son increased the service they provide to include the production and supply of bakery products, offering a wide range of fresh bread loaves and rolls.
Additionally it also produces a wide selection of cake and confectionary products, such as donuts, eclairs, eccles cakes etc.
A full range of the products supplied by N. V. Gagen & Son is available upon request. The firm is happy to entertain requests for special products not incorporated in its list of current products.
Local Family Business
N.V. Gagen & Son is a family run business, managed by Neville Gegen's Son, Kevin Gagen, and daughter Wendy Cole.