We’ve scoured Greater Manchester for the best butchers, sourcing quality local meat from farms in the Northwest. So treat yourself to some local lamb or regional rump from people who can proudly answer your questions about provenance.
Walmsleys of Ramsbottom
As well as winning awards, Walmsleys are widely recognised as one of the finest butchers in the country by peers and loyal customers. Since 1946, they have consistently taken great care to select local suppliers with the highest standards in animal husbandry, regularly visiting farms to monitor care of the animals they source their meat from. The provenance of their meat and traceability from farm to fork is something they’re passionate about.
Walmsleys of Ramsbottom, 31 Bridge Street, Ramsbottom, Greater Manchester BL0 9AD.
WH Frost Ltd
WH Frost Ltd. was established in 1890, originally based in Moss Side before moving to its present home in Chorlton in the late 1960’s. Four generations later the family business is now run by 4 brothers, all watched over by 67 year old patriarch Jack Frost.
WH Frost, 12-14 Chorlton Place, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester M21 9AQ.
Howarth’s of Flixton
Small, family run Howarth’s of Flixton have won an amazing array of awards including ‘Gold medal winners of Britain’s best Cumberland sausage’ and ‘Gold medal Award winning Flixton dry cured middle bacon’. Jon Howarth is also a two times national sausage champion and winner of many other gold and platinum awards for other meat products.
PJ Howarth’s, 304 Flixton Road, Flixton M41 5DP.
Taylors of Sale
Taylors of Sale are a 6th generation family run butchers that have been selling quality meat since 1850. They put animal welfare high on their list of priorities and set themselves consistently high standards offering a level of customer service rarely found in supermarkets.
FB Taylor & Son, 138 Northenden Rd, Sale, M33 3HE.
Axons of Didsbury
When asked what they liked most about specialist butcher Axons of Didsbury, many people practically shouted ‘sausages’. The walls are lined with the certificates and awards bestowed on their many home made sausages. It’s also the perfect place to head if you’re looking for other non-mass produced delights for the BBQ such as koftas and ribs.
Axon’s of Didsbury, 5 Barlow Moor Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester M20 6TN.