Archer's of Norwich was established in 1929 by John Archer who started in Norwich's famous provisions market.

John founded the shop on Plumstead Road that still exists to this day. His son, James (Jimmy) Archer, came into the trade as soon as he was allowed to leave  school and in the early 80s bought the business from his father.

Since then the business developed and the shop doubled in size to cope with the extra demand, and a delicatessen and baguette takeaway were added.

Now in its third generation, James (Jamie) Archer is taking the business forward but also maintaining traditional techniques and methods used by his father (Jimmy) and grandfathers (John Archer & Oliver Craske.)

All our staff are fully trained and qualified and most have been with us for many years. We pride ourselves on being a friendly, family-run business.


A picture of John Archer's son, James, in
The Pink 'Un in 1985, correctly predicting
Norwich City Football Club's success in
winning the Milk Cup at Wembley


Jim Archer



John Archer

John Archer - founder of Archer's Butchers


Archer's Butchers staff

The team at Archer's Butchers in 2015.




NFMFT logo
Archer's are members of the NFMFT
The National Federation of Meat & Food Traders