Nothing quite beats a cut of fresh steak… especially a locally produced, grass-fed cut from a local butchery! Here are some of the best butchers in Devon
Established in Sidmouth in 1907 and family-run ever since, this butcher’s shop has seen four generations take control. Bought by John Hayman and now owned by his great-grandson Stewart, Hayman’s has won prizes for several of its products. It makes 90% of the stock itself – from cured bacon to homemade quiche. Even ready meals are on the menu, produced by the in-house chef. Hayman’s also offers local delivery.
Cox and Laflin is based at Ullacombe Farm on Dartmoor, near Bovey Tracey. Set up by two long-term friends whose aim was to give customers a fully transparent service, Cox and Laflin values itself on its field-to-plate process, from grass-feeding livestock to presenting the final cuts neatly and with pride. It also offers customers a cooking service, with barbecue smoking machines available for hire.
Veyseys has been selling quality, locally-sourced meat in Cullompton for over 100 years. Over 90% of the meat and game sold over the counter is reared within a 20-mile radius, helping the butchery maintain the highest possible efficiency and great standards, while reducing its carbon footprint. With numerous awards, Veyseys’ meats can be traced from farm gate to dinner plate.
This well-known, award-winning butcher’s shop has three locations in Ivybridge, Plympton and Tordean Farm. Gribble’s offers an online service: place an order from your laptop or smartphone and choose from the delivery options, or use the click and collect service. What makes Gribble’s stand out is its range of exotic meats, from bison to kangaroo! If you’re feeling adventurous, why not give it a try?
After starting out in London in the 1800s, this family-run business decided to relocate to Bideford in North Devon in 2001. With over 100 years of experience, Hiron and Son’s provide customers with the best quality local foods that have been ethically produced. Working with local farmers and suppliers, they make sure to stick to traditional values. No matter how you want to cook it, Hiron and Son’s has the knowledge.
Loved by locals and a household name in the area since 1969, this butcher’s shop prides itself on customer service. Passionate about what they do and knowing the field inside out, Mike Turton makes sure to serve only the finest, locally-sourced produce.