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, Pork and Wild Boar sourced from the lovely farmers at Swallowfields Farm.


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Covid -19 – Update Lockdown III – January 2021

We are still OPEN! Thank you to everyone for their support during this time.

We are operating a ‘one person/couple in the shop at any one time’ system, and the next person is welcome in The Pantry. Please do obey the 2m rule outside the shop. We have also added a gazebo to the entrance help keep you dry!

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, Pork and Wild Boar.

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, as does the 100% purebred Wild Boar. Wild Boar is slow-growing, so please do check when we have stock. The Pork is Free Range, Pannage Pork, which is turned out to forage in The New Forest, during the pannage season, 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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