Mike & Sarah Alexander welcome you to

The Farmers Butcher

Based at Swallowfields Farm, in the beautiful New Forest, near Bramshaw.

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


Visit our Farm Shop, or we can deliver to you!

Visit our Farm Shop, we are primarily a traditional butchers shop, with the addition of selling local vegetables, condiments, cheeses, ice cream, and lots more..

If you prefer not to visit our lovely shop, why not try our online meat ordering, or we offer a click & collect service.

We are proud to support the local community by offering FREE LOCAL DELIVERY to the following postcodes; SP5 2, SO16, SO40, SO43, SO51, SO52. £3.95 delivery to; SP5 2, SO16, SO40, SO43, SO51, SO52, and £4.95 delivery to BH24, BH31. Our minimum order value is only £25.00. We are happy to take your order either; online, by email or by telephone.

We look forward to hearing from you.


We normally need 48 hours’ notice for all orders whether the order is for delivery or collection. However next week will be slightly different, let me explain…..

As many of you are aware, we also supply hotels and restaurants in The New Forest, Southampton, and we also travel to Poole and Bournemouth for special customers! The Butchers start work at 6am, (larger firms will have a night shift, however as we are a small business, so we don’t) and work on these orders, which are normally out of the door by 9am, however sometimes you will see vans leaving at 9.30am, and the boys will have had a frantic morning!!


Then they start on your orders. Your order arrives with us by email if you order online, or of course, you can email me, or telephone your order in. So, let’s say your order arrives with us on a Wednesday, the boys will prepare the order on the Thursday, ready for delivery or collection on Friday. This is why we need at least 2 days’ notice.


As we are closed on Thursday next week, we will therefore need extra notice for your orders, please.

For a collection on Wednesday 1st, please order by 5pm Monday 30th

For a collection or delivery Friday 3rd, please order by 5pm Tuesday 31st

For a collection on Saturday 4th, please order by 5pm Wednesday 1st


Thank you


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Butchers Farm Shop

Mike & his team of friendly butchers supply 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!

Here at The Farmers Butcher we pride ourselves on the quality of the produce we sell, that’s why wherever possible we will source our products as locally as possible.

Being situated on a farm has its obvious advantages. The Farmers here at Swallowfields Farm breed Angus cross Beef and Pork.

We also deal with other local farmers who supply us with more Pork, Lamb and Chicken.

Dan Gradidge and his dad at Hawstead Farm at Hursley are our main supplier of lamb throughout the year. Grazed on grass and no additives, bringing a lovely tender well-defined carcass, full of flavour.

Will Carter at Kilnyard Flock based on Broadlands Estate also supplies free-range lamb into the shop, a smaller concern than Hawstead Farm but still 100% committed to his flock of Hampshire Horn sheep.

Free-range Chicken comes from Noahs Ark Farm based in New Milton a family run concern which has been trading since the 1950s.

The Beef we sell is all bred in the UK and grass reared, much of it sourced locally if it hasn’t come directly from the farm. The Farm Beef is New Forest Grazed. The flavour of the beef will vary depending on the time of year, due to the difference of the type of grass the cows are grazing on.  We then traditionally dry age our beef between 30 to 50 days. To ensure tenderness, flavour and happy customers.

Our Pork also comes from Swallowfields Farm. The Pork is Free Range, & Pannage Pork (in season), which is turned out to forage in The New Forest, during the pannage season (usually from mid-September), where they can feed on the acorns, which are harmful to the New Forest ponies, therefore doing a grand job and enhancing their flavour at the same time. We also supply Free Range Pork from our local Wholesaler based in Portsmouth.

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Swallowfields Farm Beef

New Forest, Grass Fed, Swallowfields Farm, Angus Cross Beef. Traditionally matured and aged for a minimum of 38 days.

Swallowfields Farm Pork

Swallowfields Farm New Forest Free Range Pannage Pork. Pannage means the pigs are free to roam in the New Forest.

English Beef

Dry Aged (minimum 38 day) Bone In English (we only sell English beef) Sirloin Beef

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