Beef

Beef

To maximise flavour all Swaledale Butchers' beef is dry-aged on the bone for a minimum of 28 days.

The Himalayan salt chamber is stacked full of prime steaks and roasting joints where, as if by magic, the salt wall creates the perfect environment to tenderise the meat for heightened succulence and depth of flavour.

All our grass-fed beef is native breed from small farms and smallholdings dotted around the wildly beautiful Yorkshire Dales. Slow grown and free to roam; the results are exceptional. 

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.

64 products

  • Denver Steak
    Denver Steak

    Denver Steak

    £9.00

    Denver Steak
  • Topside of Beef
    Topside of Beef

    Topside of BeefOffer

    From £15.00 £12.75

    Topside of Beef
  • Smoking Brisket
    Smoking Brisket

    Smoking Brisket

    £38.75

    Smoking Brisket
  • Jacobs Ladder Beef Ribs
    Jacobs Ladder Beef Ribs

    Jacobs Ladder Beef Ribs

    £10.80

    Jacobs Ladder Beef Ribs
  • Beef Rump Steak
    Beef Rump Steak

    Beef Rump Steak

    £13.50

    Beef Rump Steak
  • Beef Minute Steak
    Beef Minute Steak

    Beef Minute Steak

    £8.00

    Beef Minute Steak
  • Flat Iron Steak
    Flat Iron Steak

    Flat Iron Steak

    £8.80

    Flat Iron Steak
  • grass-fed, dry-aged sirloin steak coming up to room temperature before cooking
    Sirloin Steak

    Sirloin Steak

    £20.25

    Sirloin Steak
  • Rolled Beef Brisket
    Rolled Beef Brisket

    Rolled Beef Brisket

    From £11.60

    Rolled Beef Brisket
  • Beef Fillet Steak
    Beef Fillet Steak

    Beef Fillet Steak

    £23.75

    Beef Fillet Steak
  • Beef Liver, Sliced
    Beef Liver, Sliced

    Beef Liver, Sliced

    £4.20

    Beef Liver, Sliced
  • Ribeye Steak for 2 to Share
    Ribeye Steak for 2 to Share

    Ribeye Steak for 2 to Share

    £17.00

    Ribeye Steak for 2 to Share