OLIVER SEABRIGHT, BUTCHER
I began working as a butcher when I was 18. After a break to go to university and a few years working as an econometrician, I realised that the only career that would make me happy was butchery. I started as a Saturday butcher at Borough Market in London and haven’t looked back. Since then I have worked in several butchers including two attached to excellent restaurants, and have been very lucky to have learned from some truly exceptional people. I’ve done shifts in restaurant kitchens, and have been filmed ‘Explaining how to cook the perfect chicken’ amongst other things. And I have kept my wife and two hungry boys well fed. I am really excited to be using the experience and knowledge I have built up in my own shop. I’m working hard to source the best possible meat and working with farmers to finish the animals in a way I am happy with. I love talking to customers about where our products come from, and what they are planning to do with it. I hope that you enjoy the meat as much as I do.
MEAT, FISH AND SERVICES
As well as selling meat, fish and sundries from our shop in West Street, we also offer wholesale, a butchery service for small holders and butchery classes. There’s more information below.
Our meat comes from non-intensive farming systems. We work with small producers and take great care to understand the way the animals are reared. I believe that animals that are not pushed have better, longer lives and taste superior.
Due to scale of the farmers we work with, they usually can’t supply us all year round so we use a range of different producers. We display the week’s animals and producers in the shop and will happily discuss them with you when you come in.
Recent highlights have included Belted Galloway beef from the Surrey Wildlife Trust; South Downs lamb from Miss J Hewit and Miss Dawson; and Middlewhite and Mangalitza pigs from Adam Cocks in Brook. We sell Fosse Meadow free range poultry, and buy our Christmas geese and turkeys from them. Our game comes from a variety of suppliers, mostly local but changing weekly, so please ask when you’re in.
We try to source as much of our meat as possible from animals reared for conservation grazing. This is a system where livestock is used to protect and conserve habitats for other species, like wildflowers and butterflies. As well as great tasting meat, this helps to look after the beautiful countryside we are surrounded by. Sausages and other flavoured products are all made from scratch on the premises using quality ingredients. These are changing all time so please keep an eye on our counter.
We sell day boat and some farmed fish that’s seasonal and sustainable. The selection and availability changes all the time, so it really is a case of coming to see what we have and planning your meal from there.
The price of fish is more volatile than meat so to remain competitive we might not buy fish if the price is high. However if there is a particular fish you would like, please call us early in the week and we can order it for you, after confirming you are happy with the price.
We currently sell fresh fish on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. We are looking to offer a small selection of frozen fish all through the week which will be vacuumed packed in individual portions so can be defrosted quickly, please ask about this when you’re in.
WHOLESALE AND BUTCHERY FOR SMALL HOLDERS
If you are interest in buying wholesale from us, please phone or pop in to discuss. We also provide a cutting service for small holders all year round. Call us for more information.
I have taught butchery classes for several years so if you have an event, or something you and some friends might want to learn, please get in touch.
Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. The Mustcard terms and conditions apply.
34-36 West Street, Haslemere, GU27 2AB01428 661 555
"Absolutely fantastic butchers shop! Went along after reading much about this shops standards & methods of the sale of meat, the butchery , & the love of meat of old England! Rare breeds ,dry aged , & sold to you from a lovely little place that is about as far away from the bright lights of commercialisation as you could possibly get! This is exactly how meat should be sold & displayed!"Neil Teppler
"This place is worth travelling to. I head up on a monthly basis from Portsmouth. I trust him. I know that absolutely everything we get will be beyond delicious. The only downside has been that meat from anywhere else just doesn’t taste like meat any more. Olly is knowledgeable, trust worthy, honest and passionate about sourcing the best local produce. A must visit."Louisa Paston
"Excellent locally sourced meat super sausages and burgers made on sight and all excellently butchered by the owner and supported by good fish selection and fishmonger."Robert Thomson
“Just what i need for my small business. We don’t have time to do our own advertising campaigns”.Bryony Weiner
“I’m looking forward to being able to try new places that offer a discount. A little change from the usual chains.”Narinder Kaur
“We are a small business who now can have the chance to reach a similar audience as the larger corporations.”Maya Lapsley
“At last – a place i can find out what is going on, and all on one website.”Sasha Stupar
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