So anyone out there using such suppliers? Unfortunately in South Gloucestershire, namely, the Chipping Sodbury / Stroud area it seems the choice is limited (or cant find one) to all but supermarkets who no nothing of the provenance usually.
Since Nelson’s went in Sodbury nothing seems so good, I use Jon Howell in Sodbury, never checked the provenance, joints seem variable. Jesse Smith in Tetbury? Not sure if Molesworths in Frampton are still trading.
So many of the “farm shops” arounf here seem to be supplied by Thorners which I tend to avoid.
A bit further afield, the farm shop in Chepstow Garden Centre, last time I was there they had Welsh lamb and black beef.
I think Easter Compton farm shop only sold their own meat.
Have you tried the butchery counter in Gloucester Services, about junction 11 (could be another thread, best service stations you have used).
I think there is a good choice around here. I have just taken delivery of half a lamb from Oakridge Farm, but for online there are several places that I recommend, including a farm in Aldsworth and a butcher near Corse Lawn. The former has good rare breed meat, and the latter comes recommended.
This one has just opened in the five valleys shopping centre:
As a treat I go up to Jolly Nice, but they don’t deliver.
I know this farm well and their pasture fed meat comes highly recommended:
As does this farm (I also know this farmer who is renowned conservationist and photographer):
We use Graig Farm in Wales, who can also pack nearly everything in butcher’s paper so you’re not chucking out tons of plastic. They even use wool to insulate their deliveries, which you can put to a variety of uses, or simply throw out know it’s biodegradable.
We’ve been delighted with Philip Warren in Cornwall. They supply several of the better restaurants in London, including Smokestak, Blacklock, Ledbury (or did in better times), and you can use their On the Pass service to purchase cuts to these buyer’s specifications. It’s all seriously good, with the burgers being especially stand out.
it was my good friend and ex owner of Sienna in Dorchester who put me onto them, have not been to Stroud for a while, I am good friends with Director at Calcot Manor so go through town to get to tetbury
Agreed, but I was asking questions in the Chipping Sodbury branch and they weren’t so helpful. Normally they get our regular support, but they need to improve on product information. JL, Waitrose and Richersounds all get our support due to the business model. (ok and TomTom Audio too )