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.

66 products

  • Beef Stock Bones

    Beef Stock Bones

    £3.00

    Beef Stock Bones
  • perfectly cooked medium rare flat iron steak - thinly sliced ready to eat
    Flat Iron Steak

    Flat Iron SteakOffer

    £8.50 £6.80

    Flat Iron Steak
  • Bavette Steak
    Bavette Steak

    Bavette SteakOffer

    £7.50 £6.00

    Bavette Steak
  • Jacobs Ladder Beef Ribs
    Jacobs Ladder Beef Ribs

    Jacobs Ladder Beef Ribs

    £8.80

    Jacobs Ladder Beef Ribs
  • Topside of Beef
    Topside of Beef

    Topside of Beef

    From £15.00

    Topside of Beef
  • Denver Steak

    Denver SteakOffer

    £9.00 £7.20

    Denver Steak
  • Fillet Steak
    Fillet Steak

    Fillet Steak

    £21.50

    Fillet Steak
  • Smoking Brisket
    Smoking Brisket

    Smoking BrisketOffer

    £36.00 £30.60

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

    Sirloin Steak

    £18.50

    Sirloin Steak
  • Short Rib of Beef (Half-rack)

    Short Rib of Beef (Half-rack)

    £20.00

    Short Rib of Beef (Half-rack)
  • Marrow Bone Rounds
    Marrow Bone Rounds

    Marrow Bone Rounds

    £3.75

    Marrow Bone Rounds
  • Beef Fillet Centre Cut
    Beef Fillet Centre Cut

    Beef Fillet Centre Cut

    £38.50

    Beef Fillet Centre Cut

The benefits of Swaledale meat

  • Swaledale Butchers

    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

    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.