For Britain’s best quality meat, delivered straight to your door, head to these online butchers.

National Butchers Week celebrates all that is great about high street butchers. What about the companies that have a similarly great web presence, where you can order quality meat, delivered straight to your door. Here is our pick of some of the best.

HUNTSHAM FARM for Middle White pork

You haven’t lived until you’ve tried one of the Middle White Pork Sausages from Huntsham Farm, one of the few pig farms of the extremely rare and celebrated Middle White pig. Talked of in reverential tones by top Michelin-starred chefs, customers and food critics alike, farmer Richard Vaughan claims not to know what sets his pork apart from anyone else’s. Trust us (and the experts) though: it is the best. Better yet, you can order it online.


Specialising in wild game, shot and prepared in Suffolk, The Wild Meat Company comes highly recommended by the likes of Rick Stein and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and many other top chefs and food aficionados. A slick website with excellent customer service, expect game including wild duck, rabbit, hare, grouse and much more besides, shot on neighbouring farms and estates in East Anglia and delivered overnight in fridge-like conditions to mainland UK addresses. Wonderful.

PIPERS FARM for quality meat boxes

With a clutch of awards under its belt, Pipers Farm can be relied upon for quality meat and its commitment to animal welfare, great taste and its local Devon community. A family run business that has been running for twenty-five years, its philosophy is to grow contented animals slowly, in small groups, with minimum stress, which means that it only uses medication when absolutely necessary. Peter Grieg taught himself to butcher and still experiments with different cuts and recipes. Choose from seasonal, family or healthy meat boxes as well as pies, broths and sauces. You won’t look back.

THE WELL HUNG MEAT COMPANY for organic meat (inc mutton)

With a well-established reputation for organic meat, sourced from farms in the South West, The Well Hung Meat Company is one well worth having on your radar. Winner of numerous awards and counted as one of Rick Stein’s food heroes, the slick website allows customers to order from a choice meat boxes or traditional butchers cuts, and find plenty of recipes for inspiration. It is one of the few organic butchers to sell mutton and can also source hogget – not to be missed!

ABEL & COLE for organic meat

Famed for its vegetable boxes delivered to homes in and around London, the company has continued to up its game, delivering organic produce to thousands of homes every week. Boxes can be tailored to suit customers' exact needs from ethically sourced meat, bread, milk, vegetables and more. The company only works with farmers where animal welfare is a top priority, knowing everyone involved from paddock to fridge and fork.

THE BLACKFACE MEAT COMPANY for famed Scottish Blackface lamb

Forget supermarket meat, Blackface rears animals on its own farm in Dumfries where they feed on wild grass and heather which perfumes the meat and gives the Blackface lamb its uniquely tasty flavour. Cooked by top chefs including Mark Hix, Jeremy Lee and Peter Weedon, meat includes fresh Galloway beef, wild Scottish venison, game birds from south west Scottish estates and haggis made by the local butcher.

ALBERT MATTHEWS for all-round family value

Founded in 1935, Albert Matthews is a family butchers that sells fine quality meat from traditional and rare breeds. Based in Bury, Lancashire, it aims to source all their meat from within 100 miles of the shop from designated areas of outstanding natural beauty, which include the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and the Forest of Bowland. the produce is also available in some of the most lauded food halls of the country, including Selfridges, Fortnum & Mason and Harrods and from its own website.