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

Tudor Rose Pork Sausage

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

Service to Sausage Award


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


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.