10 great butchers shops in Hertfordshire
PUBLISHED: 16:50 20 March 2018 | UPDATED: 16:50 20 March 2018
Whether you’re grabbing Saturday morning bacon or planning a party, we have gathered 10 fantastic butchers shops to buy your meat in Hertfordshire
London Road, Hertford
Foxholes Farm Shop, Butchery & Tea Room in Hertford won the Food Education Award and Independent Retailer of the Year Award at the 2016 Hertfordshire Life Food and Drink Awards. Carefully rearing pigs and sourcing other meats from local sources before expertly preparing it for its customers, there is lots to choose from at Foxholes, with the onsite cheese deli, lots of fruit and vegetables and even a tea room to refuel at before taking your haul home with you.
Aston End Road, Stevenage
The butcher at Brookfield Farm in Stevenage has over 90 years of experience with pork and beef coming from pigs and cows on the farm itself. It boasts lots of awards including for customer service: staff will be happy to offer suggestions, meal ideas and cooking tips. You can order fresh meat online (with free delivery in Stevenage and surrounding villages) or from the shop itself which is open every day.
5 High Street, Baldock
Located on Baldock’s high street is family-owned Chapman’s Butchers offering plenty of meats to browse. There are lots of cuts and styles to choose from and there’s even a handy cooking guide for the various cuts on the website. Find cheeses, olives and other treats at the deli counter that will perfectly complement your meals whether its date night or a full blown party.
Hedges Farm, North Orbital Road, St Albans
Grass fed lamb and beef sold at Hedges Farm Shop in St Albans comes from lambs and cows reared on site, as well as turkeys at Christmas. They are hand reared without the use of additives or growth hormones for as much flavour as possible. Hedges Farm Shop won the Best Local Industry Supplier award at the 2017 Hertfordshire Life Food & Drink Awards, impressing judges with their ethos and knowledgeable staff.
5. A & C Meats
35 Catherine Street, St Albans
Opening in 1995, A & C Meats on St Albans’ Catherine Street, has served residents of St Albans with high quality meat ever since. Animal welfare is a strong interest, sourcing meats from wherever the highest quality produce is located. With famous Norfolk turkeys for Christmas, game is a strong focus for A & C Meats: expect pheasant, partridge quail, grouse, mallard, hare, rabbit and pigeon among others. You can also buy other accoutrements including delicatessen produce, cheese, eggs, patés and even organic juices.
Sacombe Hill Farm, Watton-at-Stone nr Hertford
Based at Sacombe Hill Farm, the family-run Bridget B’s Traditional Meats in Watton-at-Stone was highly commended in two categories and won the Food & Drink Hero of the Year award at last year’s Food & Drink Awards. They supply to many local restaurants and eateries that want high quality meat for their dishes. With awards including the much coveted Burke Trophy, Bridget is renowned as one of the top beef farmers. You are sure to find quality meat whether its pork, beef, lamb, chicken, game, venison and a whole host of extras which can be found directly from Sacombe Hill Farm or Watton-at-Stone’s high street butcher shop.
15 Gravel Path, Berkhamsted
With a host of awards to its name, Eastwoods of Berkhamsted is a trusted butcher that reportedly serves some of the highest quality meat around. Expect homemade sausages in a range of flavours, joints for roasting and serving up for Sunday lunch and all the classics perfect for breakfast through to dinnertime.
143 London Road, Knebworth
Keeping a close relationship with the farms that supply their meat, Trussells Family Butcher in Knebworth make sure the animals are slow reared for better flavour and texture. Reviews claim that Trussells offers the “finest steaks I have ever cooked”, also raved about are the shoulders of lamb, faggots, meatloaf and pork loin. The team are happy to suggest cuts for your dishes too!
Mill Street, Ashwell
Crumps Butchers on Mill Street in Ashwell is housed in an attractive building visited by locals to get their seasonal meats and staple favourites. With beautifully reared poultry, spring lambs in the early months of the year, and pre-marinated cuts for summer days, Crumps is a perfect shop to find your meat. There are always delicious accompaniments specially crafted so head down to Mill Street and leave with armfuls of meat, cheeses, pates, pastries and more.