The Story of Old Cow

We have been working with Richard & Natasha Mann at Yarn Hill for a number of years and their grass fed Lincoln Red Beef is a regular offering in our butchers shops.  But we have also created something which is just a little bit extra special - our Lincoln Red Old Cow Beef
July 08, 2021 by Gerard King
Tags: beef

Annual Marmalade Competition Winners Annouced!

The Very Important Business of judging marmalade has come as a welcome distraction from COVID and lockdowns and stops for nothing!

Thank you for all your entries.  Who would have thought marmalade could be so open to personal interpretation! Numbers were further bumped up by our Peasenhall hopefuls and competition was hot. 

March 18, 2021 by Gerard King

Butchers: We Want You!

We have a great opportunity to join our small team at our traditional butcher shop and delicatessen. 

Good customer service skills and work ethic essential for all positions. Full and part-time work available (Saturdays required) in our Aldeburgh and Peasenhall shops in Suffolk.

August 08, 2018 by Gerard King
Tags: Shop

Good Meat Club: March 2018

As I write, there is still a dusting of snow over the parkland outside our kitchen window. The cold has been bracing, and I’m looking forward to spring – hopefully it’ll come with gusto when it finally arrives. Especially as I’ve bought a new super-duper hog roaster that we’re planning to fire into action outside the shop this year. 
March 26, 2018 by Gerard King

Good Meat Club: January 2018

2018 has kicked off and our Good Meat Club continues, trying to keep the focus on excellent local, free-range, grass-fed and - wherever possible - organic meat, as well as woefully forgotten or hard-to-find cuts.


January 31, 2018 by Gerard King

Aldeburgh Marmalade Competition 2018

This February brings the very serious matter of the Salter & King Aldeburgh Marmalade Competition 2018! Drop in a jar of your best 2018 marmalade to the shop by 21st February to be considered for the Champion’s Cup!...

January 18, 2018 by Gerard King

Job vacancy: Apprentice Butcher

We are looking for open-minded hard working apprentice butcher to join our small team. Based in our shop in Aldeburgh, the role will also include working front of house so good customer service skills essential.  The position is full time including Saturdays...

January 13, 2018 by Gerard King

What is Hogget?

Hogget is the word used to describe a lamb in its second spring or summer – so aged between one and two years. Superb roasted, slow cooked, pan-fried or grilled, hogget is as versatile as it is flavourful.

September 28, 2017 by Gerard King

Lamb for lunch

I wonder if anyone heard the Food Programme with Sheila Dillon last week. Its focus was on the steep decline in lamb-eating in the under 30s. Apparently, the young have no taste for this wonderful meat, which is such a pity. Perhaps it is too fatty, or intimidating for them to cook - I don’t know. Lamb is such a treat for us over 30s!

May 03, 2017 by Gerard King

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.

April 07, 2017 by Gerard King