Suppliers North England

Swaledale sheep

Swaledale sheep

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

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

Organic suppliers identified thus:


Askerton Castle Estate

Organic
Available by: Mail Order & Farm or Shops
www.askertoncastle.co.uk     01697 73332    
Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 2BD     Contact: Chris Evans
An organic farm specialising in hardy native breeds in the beautiful wild countryside near Hadrian’s Wall in North East Cumbria.
Breed: Scottish Blackface & Kerry Hill
Ewes or Wethers: ewes     Age: 3 years +    Hanging period: 7 days
Season available: all year round    Cuts or Boxes: cuts
Other Outlets: local farmers’ markets

Broom House Farm

Organic
Available by: Mail Order & Farm Shop
www.broomhousedurham.co.uk      0191 3718839    
near Witton Gilbert, Durham DH7 6TR     Contacts: Mark and Jane Grey
On-farm butchery for home-grown beef, sheep and pork, café and other on-farm activities
Breed: Lleyn
Ewes or Wethers: ewes      Age: 2 years +     Hanging period: min. 10 days
Season available: all year round     Cuts or Boxes: both
Other Outlets: Durham farmers’ market, Sedgefield farmers’ market, Durham Saturday market

Edge & Son Butchers

Available by: Mail Order & Farm or Butchers Shops
www.traditionalmeats.com      0151 645 3044    
61 New Chester Road, New Ferry, Wirral CH62 1AB     Contact: Callum
Award-winning traditional butcher selling range of rare native breed meats, including Hebridean mutton from Cheshire Wildlife reserves. Sold from two shops.
Breed: Hebridean, Swaledale
Ewes or Wethers: both      Age: 2-4 years     Hanging period: 7 to 21 days
Season available: all year round     Cuts or Boxes: both
Other Outlets: Farm shop at Church Farm, Church Lane, Thurstaston, Wirral CH61 0HW. Various farm
shops around Wirral/Cheshire. Call for details.

Hallsford Farm Produce

Available by: Mail Order
www.hallsford.co.uk      01228 577329    
Haggbeck, Heathersgill, Carlisle CA6 6JD     Contact: Andrew & Helen Tomkins
Family farm and online/mail order shop, using own livestock (shorthorn beef and saddleback pork).
Breed: Llanwenog & crosses
Ewes or Wethers: mostly ewes      Age: 4 years +     Hanging period: 14 days
Season available: September to May     Cuts or Boxes: cuts
Other Outlets: Hallsford catering street food

Heritage Foods

Available by: Mail Order
www.heritagefoods.co.uk      07732 757043    
Yew Tree Farm, Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8DP     Contact: Caroline Watson
Herdwick hogget and mutton available online; Farm Assured
Breed: Herdwick
Ewes or Wethers: both      Age: 2–5 years     Hanging period: 7–21 days
Season available: year-round     Cuts or Boxes: both

J W Mettrick & Son

Available by: Mail Order & from Butchers Shops
Mutton Awards: Best Lamb/Mutton Product at the North West Fine Foods with Mutton Cutlets
www.mettricksbutchers.co.uk      01457 852239   
20 High Street, Glossop, High Peak, Derbyshire SK13 8BH     Contact: John Mettrick
The mutton sold in this renowned butchers shop comes from a very small number of farms in the Peak District, within ten miles of the shop, and has been enjoyed by the local community for decades.
Breeds: Whiteface Woodland, Derbyshire Gritstone and Texels
Ewes or Wethers: ewes      Age: 2 years +     Hanging period: 14 days
Season available: all year round     Cuts or Boxes: cuts
Other butcher’s shops:
86-88 Station Road, Hadfield, Glossop, Derbyshire SK13 1AJ 01457 852129
and 63 Melbourne Street, Stalybridge SK15 2JJ 0161 3047896

J. Brindon Addy

Available from: Butchers Shop
www.jbrindonaddy.co.uk      01484 682897    
Penistone Road, Hade Edge, W. Yorks HD9 2JG     Contact: Brindon Addy
Traditional family butchers, and members of Q Guild. Supply full range of local meats and seasonal mutton.
Breed: Mainly Texel cross
Ewes or Wethers: both, mainly ewes     Age: various     Hanging period: 14 days
Cuts or Boxes: cuts

Keer Falls Forest Farm

Available by: Mail Order & Farm Shop
www.keerfalls.co.uk      015242 21019    
Keer Falls Forest Farm, Arkholme, Carnforth, Lancs LA6 1AP      Contact: Philip Onions
Mutton reared on herb-rich pastures in north Lancashire and on the edge of the Lake District, and fed only home-grown hay and the finest feeds.
Breeds: Whitefaced Woodland, Ryland & Wensleydale
Ewes or Wethers: both      Age: 2 years +     Hanging period: as requested by customers
Season available: all year round     Cuts or Boxes: boxes

Mansergh Hall Farm

Available by: Mail Order & farm by appointment
www.manserghhall.co.uk      015242 71397      
Kirkby Lonsdale, via Carnforth, Lancs LA6 2EN     Contact: Amanda or Simon Gorton
Mutton and other meats from own and local farms, available by mail order, local markets and on-farm butchery by appointment.
Breeds: North Country Cheviot and Texel cross
Ewes or Wethers: ewes      Age: 3-6 years     Hanging period: 14 days +
Season available: spring, autumn and winter     Cuts or Boxes: cuts
Other Outlets: Low Sizergh Barn, nr Kendal;
also local charter markets: Carnforth, Lancaster, Kirkby Lonsdale, Lancaster University Farmers’ Market (term time only).

Northumbrian Quality Meats

Available by: Mail Order
www.northumbrianqualitymeats.co.uk      01434 270320    
Monkridge Hill Farm, West Woodburn, Hexham, Northumberland NE48 2TU     Contact: Steve Ramshaw
Award-winning meats produced on their own farm includes mutton, lamb and Wagyu and Angus beef.
Breed: Blackface
Ewes or Wethers: both      Age: 2 years +     Hanging period: 14 days
Season available: August to April     Cuts or Boxes: cuts

Paganum Produce

Available by: Mail Order & Shop
www.paganum.co.uk      01729 830902   
Church End Farm, Kirkby Malham, North Yorkshire, BD23 4BU      Contact: Chris Wildman
Meat from individual farms in the Yorkshire Dales, including Dales Mutton. Also produce some Mutton charcuterie including Mutton Ham, Mutton Bacon and Mutton Pancetta. All grass fed.
Breed: Blueface Leicester, Swaledale, Mules and Suffolk
Ewes or Wethers: both      Age: 3 years+     Hanging period: 7 days
Season available: October to April     Cuts or Boxes: both
Other Outlets: Town End Farm shop, Airton, Skipton N. Yorks BD23 4BE www.townendfarmshop.co.uk

Pepperfield Farm

Available by: Mail Order & Farm Shop
Gold and Silver from Great Yorkshire Show for mutton sausages
www.pepperfieldfarm.co.uk       01325 720575 /07849026561     
Dalton-on-Tees, Nr Darlington, North Yorkshire DL2 2NS Contact: Terry & Joanne Laheney
Home grown mutton from rare Wiltshire Horn sheep, together with a range of other meats from the farm.
Breed: Wiltshire Horn
Ewes or Wethers: both      Age: 18-30 months     Hanging period: 14 days +
Season available: year-round      Cuts or Boxes: both

Swillington Organic Farm

Organic
Available by: Mail Order & Farm or Shops
www.swillingtonorganicfarm.co.uk    07974 826876; Shop: 0113 2869129   
Garden Cottage, Coach Road, Swillington, Leeds LS26 8QA      Contact: Jo Cartwright
Produces own organically certified mutton. The farm has a diverse range of habitats including woodland, marsh, pasture and ponds, providing a haven for wildlife and the perfect place for our organic rare breed pigs and native breed cattle and sheep as well as free range organic poultry.
Breed: Texel x Lleyn
Ewes or Wethers: ewes      Age: various     Hanging period: 14–21 days
Season available: autumn and winter     Cuts or Boxes: both
Other Outlets: Local farmers’ markets

Westmorland Farm Shops

Available from: M6 Tebay Motorway Services Cumbria
www.tebayservices.com      01539 711338    
M6 northbound J38-39 north & south      Contact: David Morland
A farm shop in the M6 Westmorland motorway services. Officially opened by HRH Prince of Wales in 2004, with the butchery supplied from the owners’ family farm nearby. A first for the British motorway network, driven by the Dunning family’s passion for local produce. All produce sold is locally produced within 30 miles. Produce can be ordered ahead for later collection.
Breed: Texel & Mule
Ewes or Wethers: ewes     Age: 2-3 years     Hanging period: Variable in on-site maturing room
Season available: year round      Cuts or Boxes: cuts
Other Outlets: M5 Gloucester Motorway Services (J12-11a) northbound.

Yew Tree Farm

Available from: Farm shop
015394 41433     
Yew Tree Farm, Coniston Cumbria LA21 8DP     Contact: John Watson
Herdwick mutton, lamb and hogget, together with Belted Galloway beef available from Yew Tree Farm, once owned by Beatrix Potter.
Breed: Herdwick
Ewes or Wethers: both      Age: 2-5 years     Hanging period: 7-21 days
Season available: year-round     Cuts or Boxes: both

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