Award-winning Suffolk-based and online butcher’s shop

Combining pasture-fed, slow-grown meat with a passionate and progressive approach to butchery, we offer extensively-farmed organic and free-range meat with a focus on seasonality and traditional breeds. To try our meat, please visit our Aldeburgh shop or buy online.

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What is Hogget?

Hoggett: a lovely traditional word, a lovely traditional meat, ‘hoggett’ is used to describe lamb that’s had two springs and summers (ie, it’s over a year old) on grass. If treated and hung well - we hang ours for over a fortnight - it outshines lamb for flavour, and can be very tender too. It’s quite hard to get hold of, but worth the effort.

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Quail for a festive feast

Quail has a certain exoticism, evoking candlelit banquets, heavy with game and pork and red wine. A wintery treat. They’re such pretty birds: related to the pheasant and originating from the east (most modern breeds come from the Japanese strain), they are good flyers and are known to emigrate long distances - England to Africa is not unthinkable for a cold wild quail.

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Local muntjac vindaloo 

My Mumbai-an friend Rawat is head chef at the highly acclaimed Sea Spice Indian restaurant that has recently opened in Aldeburgh. It’s a great place, and we often provide some carefully chosen meat for the menu. Rawat has come up with a new ‘special’ for Autumn that I’m very excited about -  East Suffolk Muntac Vindaloo.


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