Checketts of Ombersley

The values of family run business Checketts have remained unchanged in over 100 years of trading – to source local, fresh and seasonal produce with great traceability across their Butcher’s, Fishmonger’s, Deli and Coffee Shop.


Quite rightly, they believe that fantastic customer service is the key.  Their knowledgeable and friendly staff are always happy to share their enthusiasm and expertise and to advise on products, recipe suggestions and cooking tips.

The business was originally established in 1902 as a Butcher’s shop by 21 year old Thomas G Checketts in 1902.  He had to borrow money to open his first shop in Wyre Piddle but the business soon flourished.  He moved to Ombersley Road, Worcester in 1911 and then to the present premises at Ombersley in 1925.  The building doubled as the family home until extension of both the firm and the family led to it being taken over entirely by the business.

The Fishmonger’s counter was opened in 2007 and the family expanded the retail premises to incorporate the deli and coffee shop in 2010.  They extended this area in 2014, creating a further seating area in the gift department with the feel of a country kitchen.

Checketts is now firmly established as a ‘destination’ shop, with customers travelling from far & wide to  browse the range of fine foods, relax with coffee and cake in the coffee shop, meet friends for lunches and afternoon tea and experience the atmosphere.

As soon as you walk in you are amazed by the vast array of delights on offer; its like entering an Aladdins cave of rich, fresh gastronomic goodies!  The menu for the café area is all freshly prepared from the counters, ensuring the same level of excellence throughout.

Not to sit on their laurels though, Checketts are always on the look out for suppliers of innovative, seasonal and local produce.  There is always something new to catch the eye, sitting comfortably between the timeless classics and established favourites.

They have recently extended their brand to cover food festivals – taking themselves into the wider local area to promote the fresh, local produce they sell in store. Over this time it has been particularly gratifying to hear that so many people are moving away from the big brands to support local businesses for both the quality of the produce and the wider impact for the community.

The business continues to grow with the support of their loyal customers, suppliers and fantastic team of staff and the family continue to apply the same standards that have won the company local, national, and international accolades.

T.H. Checketts Ltd,
Church Villa, Main Road,
WR9 0EW.


Butchers and Fish Counter
8.00am – 5.30pm
8.00am – 4.00pm

8.00am – 4.00pm
8.00am – 5.30pm
8.00am – 5.00pm
10.00am – 2.00pm

Tel: 01905 620750