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.

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Our Christmas Order Book is Now OPEN!

You have until Saturday 11th December to place your order with us.

However, if you would like a Goose, please can we have your order asap, as there is a National shortage this year and we only have a limited number available.

If you would like a whole Turkey, please also order as soon as possible, as our Turkey supplier has indicated that they may close their order book before we do on 12th December.

To place your order, please pop into the shop or telephone us on 01794 322686, if we are unavailable, please leave your number and we will call you back. A deposit will be required at the time of order, and we would really appreciate no amendments to orders once they are made, so please check your order thoroughly. Thank you.

We are unable to take orders by Email or on the website, apologies.

If you would like a copy of the price list emailed to you, please just ping me an email, sarah@thefarmersbutcher.co.uk

We have a few Christmas Home Delivery Slots available, so please book now if you would like one!. This year we will be coming to you on Thursday 23rd December. The cost is £5.00 per delivery, and we will cover the following areas;
SP5 2, SO40, SO43, SO51.
(If you are quite close to us, but not included in these postcodes, please contact me).
We will also be offering our annual Christmas competition to win a Free Range Turkey, keep your 👁 👁 peeled!!!


Covid -19 – Update – August 2021

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

We are operating a ‘two people/ or two couples in the shop at any one time’ system, and the next person is welcome in The Pantry. We would appreciate it if you would still wear a facemask due to the fact that some of our younger staff have not received both vaccines yet.

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

Or better still we now offer a meat delivery service, just click on the link to order online, and we will come to you, we offer FREE LOCAL delivery.

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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