Richard Balson BBC Radio 2

National Butcher’s Week

Breakfast Show with Chris Evans Tuesday 14th March @ 08:30
Talking with Richard Balson 26th generation family butcher. Now in our 502 year of trading.

How do we do it?

Taste of the West Winner 2016

Tast of the West 2016 gold

RJ BALSON & SON
Tudor Rose Pork Sausage

A delicious traditional pork sausage blended with secret herbs & spices makes this sausage a winner.

Service to Sausage Award

AHDB AWARD NOV 2015 (2)

Service to Sausage Award – R J Balson & Son
AHDB presented the award to Richard Balson at the House of Lords, Hard work and dedication to the job and excellent service to our customers.

French Onions

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Limited supplies of onions left at Balson’s.

Slightly sweet and melt-in-the-mouth

You’ve heard of rosé wine, but this is a rosé vegetable! Totally versatile, the Roscoff Onion can be used as a vegetable, a side-dish or as a condiment, raw or cooked. They are celebrated not just for their colour, but also for their unique flavour, their high vitamin C content and their long shelf-life.

Blackmore Vale Media Awards 2015

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England’s Oldest Family Business, Est: 1515

RJ Balson are celebrating after winning the Family Business Award 2015, sponsored by Princecroft willis,
also the Business of the year 2015
We had an amazing night at the George Albert hotel.

RJ Balson celebrates 500 years in business

BAR CREW 500 CEL

500 years in Business celebrated in Bridport town hall

On the 12th September we were 500 years old. We are proud to say we are England’s oldest family business, trading since 1515.
We have raised £4,800 for Cancer Research UK

Thank you to all our customers and supplies that came and supported us.

Richard Balson & all the Balson family.

RJ Balson winners of the Gold Award 2015

RJ Balson are proud winners of Taste of the West Smoked Dry Cure Bacon award. All made from local free range pork, supplied by Childhay Manor. Our bacon is available at our local shop in Bridport.

R J Balson appears on BBC TV in “A Taste of Britain”

Janet Street-Porter joined TV chef Brian Turner in our shop filming for the BBC’s “A Taste of Britain”, to be shown later in the 2014 summer/autumn schedule.

The pair were interested to sample the two oldest homemade products still sold, being our original pork sausages and famous faggots – both made to family recipes handed down through the generations.

Their visit was covered by the Bridport News and View from Bridport. Read more and see pictures here:

The Bridport News

View from Bridport

R J Balson Hosts the Tercentenarian Club AGM

In May we were proud to play host to the Tercentenarians Business Club – an exclusive club for businesses that have survived for more than 300 years and are still owned by the founding family

This event was covered in local papers and online by View From Publishing. Read more here: View from Bridport

You can also read more about the Tercentenarians Club here, in a 2013 piece by Harry Wallop, when the event was hosted by fellow member Fortnum & Mason:

The Telegraph