Purveyors of the finest Quality rare, free-range and organic meats

Here at the Hook & Cleaver,  we take pride in sourcing our meat from trusted suppliers and dependable UK farmers who maintain the highest animal welfare standards.  We carefully hand pick our meat and by doing all the preparation work ourselves, we can ensure the highest level of quality across our entire range.  To stand out as an independent trader, we feel we offer an unrivaled personal service and are happy to give advice on requirements and cooking, as well as tailoring any order to meet your needs.  We continuously offer free-range Norfolk chickens, free-range GM free Plantation pork, free-range grass-fed West-Country lamb and of course our dry-aged Aberdeen Angus beef.  We also stock a range of organic meats and rare breeds, including Salt Marsh lamb, Gloucester Old-Spot, Tamworth and Black Pig pork and various breeds of beef not commonly found in supermarkets. These vary week to week so it's best to pop in or call to check what is on offer. 

This Weeks Rare Breeds

Iberico is back! and we're into water buffalo too now...


What We're About...

To begin with it’s about doing something you love. We’d like to think you can see that we love what we do in the care and attention we take in choosing, ageing, preparing and displaying our meat. We have always believed in the principle of offering the most ethically sourced quality meat in return for a fair price. We also endeavour to wean people away from the supermarket-induced way of thinking that meat should be as cheap and easy as possible. Not only does cheap and easy scream a lack of quality, it also ignores the provenance of the meat, the farm it came from and the consideration taken working the land. It is here where we excel over supermarkets, which due to their sheer size cannot work personally with small and independent farmers in the way that we can. Nor can they provide the skill and craftsmanship which we can using our combined 180 years experience in this ancient trade. We think this quality shines through in our produce, and we are grateful for your continued appreciation and support.      

Paul & Martin