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.


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.

Christmas 2017 at The Farmers Butcher

We will be taking Christmas orders from: Wednesday 1st November until Friday 15th December. 

A deposit will be required with your order please, balance payable on collection. 

Collection date for poultry – to be advised. 

Christmas Opening Hours: 

From Monday 18th December to Saturday 23rd December,  8am – 5pm  

Sunday 24th – Closed. 

Monday 25th – Closed 

Tuesday 26th – Closed 

Wednesday 27th to  Friday 29th December, 8am – 5pm 

Saturday 30th December – 8am – 3pm. 

Sunday 31st – Closed 

Monday 1st – Closed 

Back to normal on Tuesday 2nd January 

Our Turkeys this year are from the family run Walters Turkeys, based in Berkshire. They offer Organic Free Range Bronze, Free Range Bronze, and Traditional White. Check out their website www.waltersturkeys.co.uk for more information regarding their turkeys, and what size you will need to feed your family! 

We have previously sold these turkeys (from a different location), and know from experience how wonderful they are! They are beautifully presented in a box, with the giblets vacuum packed, and a pop up timer to assist cooking time. 

We can also offer Creedy Carver Free Range Duck, and Noah’s Ark Free Range Chicken & Goose. 

And, of course beautiful Beef, Pork and Wild Boar from Swallowfields Farm. 

All the normal trimmings will be available from the shop; pigs in blankets, our own dry cured bacon, and a range of condiments to accompany your Christmas feast! 


Traditional White Turkey  – £10.79 / kg

Free Range Bronze £11.99 / kg

Organic Free Range Bronze £15.50 / kg

Aged Rib of Beef £15.90 / kg

Free Range Geese – £13.85 / kg

Free Range Chicken – £5.50 / kg

Free Range Duck – £6.60 / kg

Gammon – £7.80 / kg        Smoked Gammon £8.80 / kg

Fresh Fish Thursday/Friday 

Commencing on Friday 6th October 2017, and every first Friday of the month thereafter.

We will be selling a selection of fresh fish direct from the trawlers at Newlyn, Cornwall.

Our first Fresh Fish Friday was a huge success, so we have decided to have Fresh Fish once a month. One slight change, the Fish will be available to purchase from 2pm on the day before, and we will stay open until 6pm.


THURSDAY 30th November/ FRIDAY 1st December – Fish available from 2pm until 6pm on Thursday, and from 9am Friday.

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:

Saturday 28th October 2017, 4pm – 7pm, Cost £55 pp inc vat, Venison Demonstration

More dates will follow…….

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.

All demonstrations are held at Swallowfields Farm with Mike. The cost includes tea/coffee/biscuits. 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.

Aprons will be provided.

If you are interested in a one-to-one demonstration which would be more ‘hands on’, with Pork, Lamb or Beef, we can arrange a suitable date. If you can gather a few friends, we will do a demo specifically for you! Just ask.

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.