Exceptional, native breed meat slow grown on small farms in The Dales, expertly butchered & delivered fresh.

Specialist butchery team with a whole-carcass, nose-to-tail philosophy for nutrient-dense meat with exceptional flavour.

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Part of the Dales farming community

Swaledale Butchers

We are a strictly whole-carcass butcher with a total dedication to supplying exceptional native rare breed meat. Our pursuit of this leaves no stone unturned - breed, feed, age of animal, length of time ageing, butchery techniques; these are all things we have considered and refined. Since 2010 we have built partnerships with trusted farmers who share our ethos and passion for rare breed animals and environmentally sustainable practices.

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Meat Boxes

Our Meat Boxes are a selection of the best seasonal cuts of native breed meats – Grass-fed, Dry-aged Beef, Free Range Native Breed Pork, Harewood Estate Venison, Yorkshire Pasture-fed Lamb and Free Range, Herb-fed Chicken.

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Jorge & Charlie, our founders

Established by brothers-in-law, Jorge Thomas and Charlie Cowling, Swaledale work with a network of around 30 small, family-run farms and smallholdings dotted around the wildly beautiful Yorkshire Dales who exclusively rear the hardy, native livestock breeds of Britain.

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What our customers say

  • Good meat is a joy. When I first tried a lesser known breed of pork reared on a small farm it was a moment of revelation. Whether it be beef, pork or lamb, the breed of animal defines its flavour, texture and character. When married with a good butcher who understands the responsibility of taking these prime animals and continuing the love.

    Henry HarrisChef & Beverage Director @ Wright Brothers
  • At Bright we feel immeasurably proud to work with butchers like Swaledale. It’s abundantly clear that Jorge and his team have a passion for lesser known breeds of pork and beef, and have a fantastic relationship with their farmers across Yorkshire. The aroma, flavour and texture of their meat, when cooked slowly over burning coals on our grill, is a wonderful thing.

    William GleaveBright Restaurant, London
  • In these times, I find it admirable that Swaledale are switching from supplying restaurants to all of us at home. I know they are doing this, in the main, to help support the farmers that they have such a close relationship with. A win win situation for anyone who appreciates the best, and cares for our food producers, I can’t wait to receive my first Swaledale home delivery.

    Jonathon JonesAnchor & Hope, Canton Arms, The Stockwell Continental and Clarence Tavern, all London
  • We’ve been working with Swaledale for a good few years now. Their product is top notch, as are their people. The love and care that goes into the butchery and animal husbandry really reflects in what comes through our kitchen weekly. Their beef in particular has a rich, unctuous fat ideal for barbecue – rendering through the meat slowly when smoking gently and caramelising beautifully on a hot grill. Top restaurant quality product available for the home-cook / backyard barbecue enthusiast.

    David CarterSmokestak, London
  • I've been working with Swaledale Butchers for some time now and cannot express what an amazing and consistent product they supply to myself at Leroy from their network of farmers in and around the Yorkshire Dales. Incredible heritage beef and please don’t forget the pork especially the chops. Give them a crack and support the local food supply chain.

    Sam KamienkoLeroy, Shoreditch, London
  • Meat from Swaledale Online Butchers will always be nicely aged, well-sourced and excellently priced. The staff are professional and helpful, we have used them for years.

    Steve Williams40 Maltby Street, London
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The benefits of Swaledale meat

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    Fresh delivery

    Orders received before 9am are freshly prepared and shipped DPD for next day delivery. We serve the whole of the UK excluding Channel Islands, Northern Ireland and some parts of Scotland.

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    Unrivalled quality

    Our meat has been celebrated in Britain's best restaurant kitchens for over ten years. There are many who claim to work with native breed farmers, but few who can prove it.

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    Sustainable & traceable

    We have partnerships with selected farms and work with carefully selected local abattoirs so we have confidence in the welfare of the animals and full traceability of all our products.