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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The Difference between Lamb, Hogget and Mutton

At Easter we always eat sheep of some variety or other from one of our farmers, but not always lamb. It’s great to be able to have a choice as lamb, hogget and mutton have quite different characteristics.  Read our guide to find out more.

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Aldeburgh Mutton Week 2017

Now in its third year, Aldeburgh Mutton Week is a heartfelt attempt to bring mutton produced on local, small-scale Suffolk farms to a wider audience. This year our mutton is produced at White House Farm, Great Glemham – from sheep extensively farmed on the lush and unspoilt meadows of the Alde Valley.  

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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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