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5 of the best online butchers for your BBQ feast

Publisher - Great British Food Awards
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NatashaLS

Jul 27, 2021
6 minutes to read

Ensure you have the best quality British meat by buying from one of these much-loved butchers


With food delivery services increasing in efficiency, variety and value, it’s time to try out an online butcher. There’s a huge variety of online butcher shops in the UK, selling a wide selection of different cuts of meat, including everything from heritage breeds to free-range chicken. Here’s some of our favourite online shops to help you load up your barbecue!

Field & Flower

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The team at Field & Flower believe everyone should know where their meat comes from. They’re aware of the differing standards of meat on sale in the UK, which is why they set out in 2010 to provide ethically produced meat that tastes exceptional. When it comes to barbecue meat the online butcher has some seriously exciting options available, including a butterflied leg of lamb marinated in thyme, confit duck legs, teriyaki pork belly slices and different cuts of beef including harissa marinated bavette steaks. Each butcher box contains a bit of everything you need for weekday cooking, and prices start at just above £40.

fieldandflower.co.uk

Morton's Family Farm

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Morton’s Family Farm based in North Norfolk are now curating monthly-changing meat boxes delivered straight to your door. Filled to the brim with a selection of its own award-winning free range and outdoor reared meats, Morton’s has also teamed up with local farmers who share the same values in heritage pork and animal welfare so that customers can take comfort in knowing where their meat is sourced from. The boxes of quality meat are priced at £45 and can be ordered on a subscription basis or as a one off treat.

mortonsfarm.co.uk

The Dorset Meat Company

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​If you’re really looking to push the boat out this summer, it doesn’t get more luxurious than this fantastic quality steak box from The Dorset Meat Company. All of the company’s steaks are from native breed cattle reared on small, family farms in Dorset and Wiltshire that have been purely grass-fed on lush, natural pastures. To lock in the great flavours you expect from high-end, grass-fed beef, the meat is dry-aged for at least 28 days and prepared using the finest traditions of British craft butchery.

thedorsetmeatcompany.co.uk

Deersbrook Farm, Essex

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Deersbrook Farm butchery and farm shop is a hidden gem of sensational local produce and high-quality meats. As winners of the Pride of Essex Awards, the team are renowned for provenance, sustainability and their fantastic knowledge. Deersbrook is unique because it showcases the real field-to-fork experience, with 100% grass-fed beef and rare-breed pork coming directly from the farm. This summer the team has a fabulous butcher box available, including two marinated ranch steaks, four handmade steak burgers and six rare breed pork sausages.

deersbrookfarm.com

Direct Meats, Essex

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Founded by third generation farmer Martin Blackwell in 1995, Direct Meats previously only supplied high-end restaurants and butchers, but last year started an online meat delivery service. The company has a dazzling selection of meat available to buy online, including fantastic wild meats from one of the UK’s most renowned game dealers, Ben Rigby Game. Highlights for barbecue season include venison haunch steaks and wild boar leg steaks.

directmeats.co.uk

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