Beef

Beef

With an extensive network of likeminded farmers across the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, we only work with traditional, native breeds of cattle.

Over the past decade we have honed our breeding programmes and have found the best flavours derive from smaller native breeds such as Dexter, Highland and Belted Galloway. These rugged breeds are at home on The Dales, both the lowlands and the craggy, exposed tops, foraging a much wider range of grasses than commercial cattle. This not only boosts the nutritional value and flavour of the resulting beef, but also allows less dominant native grasses and wildflowers to flourish, benefiting the entire ecosystem, from insects and birds to invertebrates and mammals.

Traditional breeds also grow slowly with our beef ranging from twenty-nine to sixty months (compared to thirteen months for their commercial counterparts) – the change this additional age imparts is dramatic, not only in terms of taste but also visually with much darker flesh, and fat often with a yellow hue that reflects the grass and hay diet. We have found it is the union of breed, age, feed and low-stress slaughter (we use two family-run local abattoirs that are best-in-class) that produces outstanding beef. At the butchery we then do our utmost to enhance this; 4 weeks in our Himalayan salt ageing chamber before our skilled team seam-butcher the carcasses in the time-honoured fashion – the results are rather exceptional.

68 products

  • Ribeye Steak
    a couple of grass-fed, native breed ribeye steaks just out of the fridge and ready to be cooked

    Ribeye Steak

    £21.00

    Ribeye Steak
  • dry-aged, grass-fed steak burgers cooking on the bbq
    Steak Burgers

    Steak Burgers

    £9.00

    Steak Burgers
  • Cote de Boeuf
    cote de boeuf cooking beautifully on the barbecue

    Cote de Boeuf

    £34.20

    Cote de Boeuf
  • Tomahawk Steak
    grass-fed, dry-aged tomahawk steak almost cooked on the bbq

    Tomahawk Steak

    £30.95

    Tomahawk Steak
  • Minced Beef
    Minced Beef

    Minced Beef

    £6.62

    Minced Beef
  • Beef Short Ribs
    Beef Short Ribs

    Beef Short RibsOffer

    £18.90 £16.00

    Beef Short Ribs
  • Korean-style BBQ Beef Short Ribs
    Korean-style BBQ Beef Short Ribs

    Korean-style BBQ Beef Short Ribs

    £9.00

    Korean-style BBQ Beef Short Ribs
  • Onglet Steak

    Onglet Steak

    £8.00

    Onglet Steak
  • Diced Shin of Beef

    Diced Shin of Beef

    £6.75

    Diced Shin of Beef
  • Rump Steak
    Rump Steak

    Rump Steak

    £13.50

    Rump Steak
  • Marrow Bone Canoes
    Marrow Bone Canoes

    Marrow Bone Canoes

    £4.00

    Marrow Bone Canoes
  • Beef Ossobuco
    Beef Ossobuco

    Beef Ossobuco

    £8.40

    Beef Ossobuco

The benefits of Swaledale meat

  • Swaledale Butchers Ltd

    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.

  • Swaledale Butchers Ltd

    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.

  • Swaledale Butchers Ltd

    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.