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Britain’s oldest family business

RJ Balson began in 1515, just six years into the reign of Henry VIII. Since then, dozens of family members have passed their butchery skills down through 25 generations, making us Britain’s oldest family business.

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Family Business Award Winners

We received the Family Business Award at a wonderful awards ceremony held at the Bournemouth Internation Centre

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Weekly meat box now live

Our weekly meat boxes are back due to popular demand. Find out what’s on the menu this week.

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Opening Times

Monday
07:00-13:00
Tuesday
07:00-16:00
Wednesday
07:00-16:00
Thursday
07:00-16:00
Friday
07:00-16:30
Saturday
7:00-15:00
Sunday
CLOSED
Closed bank holidays

WelcomeTo Britain’s oldest family butchers

The Balson family have been butchers since 1515 and deal in the highest quality meat, poultry & game and make a range of speciality foods including our award winning sausages and home cured bacon.

Our aim is for all our customers to enjoy our fare and be proud of where it comes from and how it is produced.

Visit or call for local Axminster beef and lamb, free range Childhay Manor pork, free range Creedy Carver chicken and duck, local veal, venison, turkey, pheasant, pigeon, partridge, guinea fowl, rabbit and hare. Carefully sourced UK reared exotic meats also available.

Free Local Delivery

We deliver to the UK mainland. Please contact the shop on 01308 422638 to speak to Richard for availability of …

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This week’s box

See this weeks’ meat box menu. Order your box by giving us a call or by ordering online on this …

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