It is with great regret that we are announcing the closure of johnstonebeefshop.com at the end of the month.
Unfortunately, increasing costs have meant that the delivery business is no longer viable. We offer our heartfelt thanks to the thousands of customers who have supported us over the last two years and we offer our apologies for disappointing the people who have continued to buy produce from us on a weekly basis. John Stone Beef will continue trading as usual, supplying world-class beef to hotels and restaurants all over the world.
The online shop was created in the last weeks of march 2020 when our business, like many others, ground to a halt thanks to Covid. Our core business has always been supplying hotels and restaurants. For nearly two years, that trade was either shut down or seriously inhibited. Thanks to the online shop we were able to offer a route to market for our suppliers, continued employment for our butchers, and access to the world’s best beef for our discerning customers.
There are other avenues now. The hotels and restaurants are open again. Look for the ‘supplied by john stone beef’ footnote on menus all over the world. We hope you continue to enjoy our meat when dining out.
Our fondest thanks go to the chefs who, forced to stay at home, supported us by making videos and writing recipes and helping us compile two recipe books in the last two years. Thanks to Gareth Mullins, Gary O’Hanlon, Feargal O’Donnell, Kwanghi Chan, Atish Bhuruth, Gavin MacDonagh, Harry Quinn, Jacek Wawrzyniak and Adriano Da Silva for their contributions. We’ll continue to curate our YouTube channel which now features hundreds of videos. Those books are also still on sale in our shop. Our ‘barbecue’ book is perfect for this time of year. We will continue taking orders until June 22th and final deliveries will be made on June 24th.
Once again, we say thank you for the support. Please continue to support artisan Irish food producers wherever you find their produce.