Norwich: Howard & Son will not serve turkey this Christmas


10:09 am October 15, 2022

4:36 PM October 15, 2022

The oldest fishmonger and game dealer in town won’t be selling turkeys this Christmas.

Howard and Son, which has been in Fye Bridge Street since 1889, says it made the decision amid the current bird flu crisis in Norfolk.

It comes after their turkey supplier – Great Grove Poultry – was hit with the bird virus and lost all of its stock.

But rather than find another supplier, owner Gary Howard said they decided to leave turkey off the menu this year.

“Bird flu is quite prevalent in Norfolk at the moment. It’s a volatile situation,” he said.

“We don’t want to disappoint our customers as Christmas approaches if other farms are affected.

“It’s a success for the company, but it’s not all bleak, we have plenty of other meat options.”

Gary Howard is the owner of Howard & Son in Fye Bridge Street
– Credit: Gary Howard

Customers can always choose between beef, lamb, chicken, ham and gammon.

But Mr Howard said he has also noticed a trend in recent years, with customers opting for a venison joint for the holidays.

His shellfish platters are also a favorite with his customers.

Mr Howard added: ‘Hopefully everything will be back to normal next year.’


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