Suppliers South West England

Dorset Down sheep

Dorset Down sheep

The suppliers listed here are based in South East 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 are indentified thus:


Higher Hacknell Farm

Organic
Available from: Mail Order & collection by appointment
www.higherhacknell.co.uk      01769 560909    
Burrington, Umberleigh, Devon EX37 9LX     Contacts: Tim and Jo Budden
From their Devon farm, the Buddens supply a range of award-winning meats including mutton from their own flock. Also ready-made meals from their own beef and lamb and local organic chicken and pork.
Breed: Lleyn
Ewes or Wethers: Ewes      Age: 2 years +      Hanging period: 14 days +
Season available: all year round      Cuts or Boxes: both
Other Outlets:
Marshford Organic Shop, Northam;
River Cottage Axminster and Plymouth.

Jon Thorner’s Bridge Farm Shop

Available from: Farm or Shops
www.jonthorners.co.uk       01749 830138   
Pylle, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 6TA     Contact: Jon Thorner
Farm shop, butchery and coffee shop supplying locally-sourced meats and other products.
Breed: various
Ewes or Wethers: both      Age: 2-3 years     Hanging period: 10 days +
Season available: all year (may be frozen)      Cuts or Boxes: cuts
Other Outlets:
Farrington’s Farm Shop, Home Farm, Farrington, Gurney, Bristol BS39 6U;
Hare Hatch Sheeplands, London Road, Twyford, Berkshire RG10 7HW;
Street Co-Operative Store, 84-86 West End, Street, Somerset BA16 0LP;
Whiterow Farm Shop, Beckington, Frome, Somerset BA11 6TN; plus other independent retailers.

Langley Chase Organic Farm

Organic
Available from: Mail Order & Farm Shop
Mutton awards: 18 Organic Food Awards; 2 Star Great Taste Award; Gold Taste of the West Awards
www.langleychase.co.uk       01249 750095    
The Farm Office, Langley Chase Organic Farm, Kington Langley, Wiltshire, SN15 5PW   
Contact: Jane Kallaway
Award-winning organic rare-breed Manx Loaghtan mutton and lamb that has been hung for 14 days.
Breed: Manx Loaghtan
Ewes or Wethers: ewes      Age: 4-5 years     Hanging period: 14 days
Season available: all year round     Cuts or Boxes: Whole or half mutton, prepared to individual specification.

Laverstoke Park

Organic
Available by: Mail Order & Farm or Shops
www.laverstokepark.co.uk       0800 334 5505    
Overton Road, Overton, Nr Basingstoke, Hampshire RG25 3DR      Contact: Caroline Smith
Wide range of organic meats, including mutton from their own farm, together with other produce.
Breed: Lleyn
Ewes or Wethers: ewes     Age: approx 4 years      Hanging period: 7 days
Season available: year-round     Cuts or Boxes: cuts
Other Outlets: Butchers Shop, 35 King Street Parade, Twickenham TW1 3SG (Tel 020 8744 1112).

Pipers Farm

Available by: Mail Order or Shops
www.pipersfarm.com      01392 881380
Cullompton, Devon EX15 1SD     Contacts: Peter & Henri Greig
Multi-award-winning farmers and butchers. Retailing online and through two local farm shops.
Breed: Swaledale
Ewes or Wethers: ewes     Age: 5-6 years      Hanging period: 21 days
Season available: October to May     Cuts or Boxes: both
Other Outlets:
Pipers Farm Butchers Shop, 57 Magdalen Road, Exeter EX2 4TA;
Powderham Castle Food Hall, Kenton, Exeter EX6 8JE

Sheepdrove Organic Farm

Organic
Available from: Butchers Shop & mail order  (see also main Sheepdrove entry, South East England)
www.sheepdrove.com       0117 973 4643    
3 Lower Redland Road (just off Whiteladies Road) Bristol BS6 6TB
Home-produced meats including mutton from their own organic farm in Berkshire. Pastures planted with herbs for mutton flavour.
Breed: Shetland cross, pure Shetland, Lleyn and Herdwicks.
Ewes or Wethers: both     Age:2 years +      Hanging period: 14 days
Season available: mainly September to May, but can be all year.      Cuts or Boxes: cuts
Other Outlets: Maida Vale, London

South Yeo Farm East

Available by: Mail order or collection from farm
www.southyeofarm.co.uk    01837 810274
South Yeo Farm East, Northlew, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 3PS    Contact: Gillian Dixon
The farm raises rare/native breeds of cattle, sheep & pigs to sell meat direct to their customers. All reared naturally at grass. Whole or ½ mutton boxes, collected from the farm or can deliver fresh chilled meat boxes by overnight courier nationwide. Pre-order to reserve next available box/es
Breed: Balwen Welsh Mountain, Norfolk Horn, Shropshire, Ryeland    
Ewes or Wethers: Ewe mutton (& wether hogget)    Age: 3-6 years   Hanging period: 1-2 weeks
Seasonality: Mostly late summer-winter     Cuts or boxes: boxes - ½ or whole animals butchered as required

Steeptonbill Farm

Available by: Mail Order & Farm Shop
www.justgoodstuff.net      07824 702398 or 07891 079615   
Steeptonbill Farm, Catherine’s Well, Milton Abbas, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 0AT
Contacts: Steve Gould and Tess Evans
Suppliers of the local rare breed Portland mutton, part of the Slow Food Movement’s Ark of Taste. The sheep are grazed on chalk downland, rich in wild plant species, including Dorset Wildlife Trust’s nature reserve. Speciality: mutton ham. Rare Breeds Survival Trust’s finishing unit for Portland sheep.
Breed: Portland
Ewes or Wethers: both     Age: 2 years +       Hanging period: 7 to 10 days
Season available: all year round      Cuts or Boxes: both
Other Outlets: Local restaurants

The Thoroughly Wild Meat Co. Ltd

Available by: Mail Order
www.thoroughlywildmeat.co.uk       07770 392041 or 01963 824788   
The Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 6QN   Contacts: Andrew & Lavinia Moore
Suppliers of rare breed and speciality meat. Seasonally available salt marsh mutton and salt marsh and rare breed lamb, as well as beef and pork.
Breed: Mainly South Wales Mountain cross or Suffolk cross
Ewes or Wethers: mainly ewes     Age: 3 years +      Hanging period: 10-14 days
Season available: Spring and Autumn     Cuts or Boxes: both
Other Outlets: Shows & markets – see website.

Tregullas Farm

Available by: Mail Order & Collection by appointment
www.tregullasfarm.co.uk      01326 290122   
The Lizard, Nr Helston, Cornwall TR12 7NL     Contacts: Rona & Nevil Amiss
Grass-fed mutton, lamb and goat produced on this National Trust farm on the Lizard in Cornwall.
Breed: Hebridean cross
Ewes or Wethers: both      Age: 2½-4 years     Hanging period: 7-10 days  
Season available: August to January     Cuts or Boxes: either
Other Outlets: Local farmers markets   

Westmorland Farm Shops

Available from: M5 Gloucester Motorway Services
www.gloucesterservices.com      01452 528202  
M5 Northbound (J12-11a)     Contact: David Morland
A farm shop in Gloucester Services on the M5 (northbound). Southbound due to open May 2015. All produce sold is locally-produced within 30 miles, with the animals slaughtered just a few miles away. Produce can be ordered ahead for later collection.
Breed: various
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: M6 Motorway Services (J38-39) north and southbound.

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Well Hung Meat

Organic
Available by: Mail Order
www.wellhungmeat.com      0845 230 3131   
The Well Hung Meat Company, Tordean Farm, Dean Prior, Buckfastleigh, Devon TQ11 0LY
Contacts: Paul Williams & Harriet Hoare
Good range of award-winning organic mutton, lamb and beef amongst others. All meat is from local animals which have been grass-fed, and can be butchered to requirements.
Breed: Scottish Blackface
Ewes or Wethers: ewes      Age: 2 years +     Hanging period: 7 days
Season available: all year round     Cuts or Boxes: cuts

 

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