Suppliers Midlands

The suppliers listed here are based in Midlands, but many supply across the UK (see each entry offering Mail Order).

Clun Forest sheep in Clun Valley, Shropshire

See our buying guide for advice on what to look for when buying mutton.

Organic producers identified by


A. J. Pugh Butchers

Available by: Mail Order & Butchers Shops
www.ajpughbutchers.co.uk      01588 638584   
46 Church St, Bishops’ Castle, Shropshire SY9 5AE     Contact: Tom Pugh
Traditional Butchers offering locally-sourced quality meat from two shops in Welsh Borders and online, including mutton and home-made sausages.
Breed: Purebred Shropshire
Ewes or Wethers: ewes      Age: 3 years     Hanging period: 10+ days
Season available: all year round     Cuts or boxes: both
Other outlets: Butchery at Harry Tuffins, Whitehall Supermarket, Knighton, Powys LD7 1DA   01547 520786

Alternative Meats Ltd

Available by: Mail Order & Farm or Shops
www.alternativemeats.co.uk     01948 871200  
The Butchery, Home Farm, Combermere, Whitchurch, Shropshire SY13 4AL
As the name suggests, a mail order company which sells a range of less-common meats. Sources Herdwick mutton from Millbeck Farm, Langdale, Cumbria (The Lake District).
Breed: Herdwick
Ewes or Wethers: ewes      Age: 2 years +     Hanging period: 7-10 days
Season available: all year round     Cuts or Boxes: both
Other Outlets: supplies independent retailers

Huntsham Farm

Available by: Mail Order
www.huntsham.com      01600 890296    
Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire HR9 6JN     Contact: Richard Vaughan
Home produced rare breed mutton available from time to time
Breed: Ryeland
Ewes or Wethers: ewes       Age: 2 years +     Hanging period: 10 days
Season available: seasonal     Cuts or Boxes: box

Ludlow Food Centre

Available from: Farm Shop
www.ludlowfoodcentre.co.uk      01584 856000    
Bromfield, Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 2JR     Contact: John Brereton
The Centre offers a wide range of food, 80% sourced locally, and is part of the Earl of Plymouth’s Oakly Park Estate which covers some 8,000 acres. Mutton sourced from local flocks of Shetland sheep and estate flock. All beef, lamb and pork also from the estate along with a selection of game and vegetables.
Breed: Shetland, Lleyn and Welsh Mule Cross
Ewes or Wethers: both      Age: 3-4 years     Hanging period: 14 days
Season available: October to May     Cuts or Boxes: both

Pentre Farm

Organic
Available from: Farm or Shops
01547 520332     
Pentre, Bucknell, Shropshire SY7 0BU     Contact: Catherine Humphreys
Organic smallholding specialising in mutton and lamb, selling locally and wholesale.
Breed: Soay and Texel cross
Ewes or Wethers: ewes     Age: 2-3 years Texel, 3-4 years Soay     Hanging period: 14 days +
Season available: year-round     Cuts or Boxes: cuts to order
Other Outlets: Local delivery, Bishop’s Castle and Ludlow farmers’ markets

Weobley Ash

Available by: Mail Order & Farm or Shops
www.weobleyash.co.uk      01544 267684     
Stansbatch, Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 9LW     Contacts: Helen and David Pickersgill
A family farm creating high quality produce including mutton, lamb and hogget. Apple juice & cider from their orchards and home-produced eggs.
Breed: Lleyn
Ewes or Wethers: ewes      Age: 4 -5 years     Hanging period: 10-14 days
Season available: all year round     Cuts or Boxes: both
Other Outlets: Kington Country Market and Presteigne, Kington and Knighton Farmers’ Markets

 

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