Award-winning sausages - naturally free from gluten
Award-winning sausages - naturally free from glutenSAUSAGES SHOP
Grass-fed + slow grown + heritage breed + dry-aging = immense flavour
Grass-fed + slow grown + heritage breed + dry-aging = immense flavourSHOP BEEF ROASTING JOINTS
Slow grown, grass-fed beef dry-aged on the bone
Slow grown, grass-fed beef dry-aged on the boneI LOVE A STEAK
The finest in season, wild British game
The finest in season, wild British gameSHOP GAME
Heritage breed livestock reared in The Dales
Heritage breed livestock reared in The DalesMEET OUR FARMERS
Exceptional, native breed, grass-fed meat from animals slow grown on small farms on the Yorkshire Dales. Expertly butchered and delivered fresh.
Specialist butchery team with a whole-carcass, nose-to-tail philosophy for nutrient-dense meat with immense flavour.Shop all meat
Part of the Dales farming community
We are a strictly whole-carcass online butchers with a total dedication to supplying 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.Read about our farmers
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.Shop meat boxes
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.Our team
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
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.
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.
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.