The fifth generation of family butcher, Tom Rodgers has been in the trade for 20 years and is a member of the Q Guild. The original Clydebank shop, called JJ Rodgers & Sons, was founded in the 60s by his grandfather James, with the Byres Road outlet open since 2010. Meat (except the occasional kangaroo steak) is sourced from one of ten Scottish farms to ensure traceability. They make up convenient boxes – breakfast boxes full of bacon and tattie scones or good value barbecue boxes packed with chicken fillets, burgers and their own sausages.
With a lineage that stretches back to the 1960s in the form of JJ Rodgers & Sons in Clydebank, Rodgers Butchers lays claim to one of the proudest heritages in the trade. Moving through five generations, the Byres Road shop is run by Tom Rodgers, and specialises in prime beef, lamb, pork, seasonal game and poultry. It is apparent sourcing is key to its success – all meat is selected from one of ten Scottish farms, thus ensuring traceability and consistency. They do a good line in mixed boxes, such as breakfast and barbecue packs, offering a selection of meats and produce at good-value prices.