Mike & Sarah Alexander welcome you to The Farmers Butcher, based in the beautiful New Forest.

We aim to offer you a quality product, with friendly, professional & knowledgeable service, with Beef, Pork and Wild Boar sourced from the lovely farmers at Swallowfields Farm.


Retail Shop

Mike & his team of friendly butchers can supply you with all your meat and game needs. We source the best quality meat, then age, butcher, and prepare the specific cuts to your specification, from our Butcher’s shop at Swallowfields Farm, near Bramshaw. Come and try our AWARD WINNING hand linked sausages and traditional dry-cured bacon produced to our own recipe, you will be assured a warm welcome.

Catering

Established catering butcher, delivering quality local Hampshire and imported meat, poultry, and game to hotels, restaurants and pubs. We are members of the New Forest Marque scheme. We will work closely with your chefs to help to ensure the quality and product we supply you will always meet your needs. Our passion is to always supply you the best quality meats, at the most competitive price possible, whilst not compromising on quality.

Having a party, wedding or event? Have a Hog Roast!

Our experienced team can also supply you with a delicious Hog Roast using a pig breed on the farm, home-made apple sauce, and rolls supplied by an artisan baker. The hog can be cooked on site, and carved in front of your guests by our butcher, and served by our friendly family team. Happy guests and beautiful crackling guaranteed!

Why not try something different – a Butchery Experience?

Why not try something different? We offer butcher demonstrations and bespoke butchery tuition to suit your requirements, groups or individuals welcome. Mike’s patience and teaching skills make this a fun and interesting few hours, he has taught many people and has even featured in magazines and has appeared on Countryfile, showing Matt Baker how to butcher a pig for bacon!

Butchery Demonstrations with Mike

Demo Dates:

Thursday 4th May 2017, 5pm – 8pm, Cost £55pp inc vat, Pork Demonstration

Thursday 18th May 2017, 5pm – 8pm, Cost £55pp inc vat, Lamb Demonstration

Sunday 4th June 2017, 10am – 4pm, Cost £110pp inc vat, Pork & Lamb Demonstration

Wednesday 14th June 2017, 5pm – 8pm, Cost £55pp inc vat, Pork Demonstration

At the evening demonstration, Mike will show you and talk through the process of how the carcass is broken down into different cuts of meat, and talk about different uses for each cut. There should also be time to show you how to make sausages. The Sunday is similar, except more hands on, you will try some butchery yourself under Mike’s supervision.

All demonstrations are held at Swallowfields Farm with Mike. The cost includes tea/coffee/biscuits and lunch on Sunday. Each event will be for between 6 – 8 people, and the minimum number required for the event to go ahead is four. If, unfortunately, less than four people book, then we will ask you to move to another date.

If booking within two weeks, full payment will be required please. If outside two weeks, a £20 deposit is required, and the balance will be due 2 weeks prior to the date. All deposits are non-refundable, however should you not be able to make your booked date, we will try to transfer you onto a different date.

Aprons will be provided.

To book, or if you have any questions; please email Sarah; sarah@thefarmersbutcher.co.uk, or speak to Mike at the shop on 01794 322686.