The Fire at Effingham

We are devastated to report that last Tuesday (21.04.20) there was a serious fire at our Effingham branch. Thankfully everyone is safe and well and no one was hurt in the blaze. However, as a result, we have been forced to close the shop temporarily but hope to be back trading and serving our community as soon as we can.

We are extremely grateful to Surrey Fire and Rescue and to our wonderful staff for their speedy response and actions to keep everyone safe and help save as much of the shop as possible. The fire broke out behind a neighbouring shop and has caused a significant amount of damage to the back of our shop which houses all of our fridges, freezers, production space and equipment. In addition, extensive smoke damage throughout the shop has meant that all of our stock has been lost due to contamination. The electrics, water and phone supply have also been affected.

Our extension out the back has been condemned and will need to be demolished and then rebuilt. Thankfully, the front of the shop is not structurally damaged but we will need to replace the ceiling and all of the equipment including the meat counter.

Robin has put his heart and soul into Effingham and this whole experience has been absolutely heartbreaking for everyone at Bevan’s. Given the current public health crisis as well as the fire all of our staff have been incredible and have taken this unprecedented situation in their stride.

We’ve had so many messages of support from the local community and from customers that shop at our other branches so I just wanted to say quick thank you to everyone that has taken the time to message us and we hope to be back up and running again very soon!

In the meantime, our staff from Effingham have been redeployed to our other branches at Esher, Kingston and Bagshot all of which remain open. So, if you’re able to safely get there within the lockdown restrictions please do visit as I am sure the boys from Effingham would love to see a friendly face.

 

 

6 Comments

  1. Sue Thompson

    So sorry to hear about the fire last week (thank you so much for the email letting members of the Customer Club know that the shop is temporarily closed)
    What a relief nobody was injured, but the damage to the premises sounds quite severe.
    I look forward to the time when you are able to open up again. In the meantime I would like to thank you for your friendly and helpful attitude, especially over the last few uncertain weeks.

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    • Katherine Bevan

      Hi Sue, thank you for your kind words!

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  2. Kat

    Sorry to hear about the devastation. We miss you and all your team dearly. We are very happy you are all safe. We look forward to having you back.

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  3. Scott

    How dreadful for you all. We’d only recently discovered you and had been telling everyone how great your meat and service was. Hopefully you can get back in the not to distant future. All the best.

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  4. David B

    I was so sorry to hear of the fire, devastating for the staff and Robin at the shop!! Sadly haven’t been able to get Bevan’s meat during the lockdown, but I look forward to some prime cuts when you are up and running. Was great to get the meat after playing golf up the road, a Sunday or Saturday feast!! Other butcher’s around don’t compare.

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  5. Tessa Wayne

    To all the lovely staff.
    Sorry for delay, we’ve only just seen that we can make it comment!
    So sorry for the terrible fire that has happened in Effingham, especially at a time when you have been giving everything to stay open for your customers. So happy though that you are all safe, you can replace valuables but not lives.
    Look forward to when you are able to open again. In the meantime keep safe and well.
    All the best Bernard and Tessa Wayne

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6 Comments

  1. Sue Thompson

    So sorry to hear about the fire last week (thank you so much for the email letting members of the Customer Club know that the shop is temporarily closed)
    What a relief nobody was injured, but the damage to the premises sounds quite severe.
    I look forward to the time when you are able to open up again. In the meantime I would like to thank you for your friendly and helpful attitude, especially over the last few uncertain weeks.

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    • Katherine Bevan

      Hi Sue, thank you for your kind words!

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  2. Kat

    Sorry to hear about the devastation. We miss you and all your team dearly. We are very happy you are all safe. We look forward to having you back.

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  3. Scott

    How dreadful for you all. We’d only recently discovered you and had been telling everyone how great your meat and service was. Hopefully you can get back in the not to distant future. All the best.

    Reply
  4. David B

    I was so sorry to hear of the fire, devastating for the staff and Robin at the shop!! Sadly haven’t been able to get Bevan’s meat during the lockdown, but I look forward to some prime cuts when you are up and running. Was great to get the meat after playing golf up the road, a Sunday or Saturday feast!! Other butcher’s around don’t compare.

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  5. Tessa Wayne

    To all the lovely staff.
    Sorry for delay, we’ve only just seen that we can make it comment!
    So sorry for the terrible fire that has happened in Effingham, especially at a time when you have been giving everything to stay open for your customers. So happy though that you are all safe, you can replace valuables but not lives.
    Look forward to when you are able to open again. In the meantime keep safe and well.
    All the best Bernard and Tessa Wayne

    Reply

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