Christmas is a celebratory feast with family and friends, with silly hats, a mighty roast, and all the trimmings. We have a superb selection of hand-picked farmers who are carefully producing the finest food for your Christmas lunch to ensure a happy, memorable feast.
We have the full flavour of fowl, from Walter’s Turkey (free-range, organic or barn reared), free-range goose, cockerel, Creedy Carver duck and chicken (up to 3kg), Hampshire pheasant and partridge. You can even go for a three-bird roast if you want. You can buy the whole bird, or have a crown, or roasting joint off the bone, just let us know and our superb butchers will prepare your meal ready for the oven. The quality is superb, with slow maturing breeds that have had a truly free-range, high welfare existence, and the taste and succulence will prove it.
Ribs of Beef are increasingly popular, and we are aging ribs as I type. French trimmed Hampshire beef looks fantastic and tastes even better, while we also have all the steaks, topside and every cut for stews and casseroles. Don’t forget that you can also order for New Year’s Eve if you want to make your own fillet of Beef Wellington.
We have whole haunches of venison, loin and steaks for those who enjoy game, while lamb makes a superb centrepiece, with lamb cushions, and Guards of Honour (a whole rack of lamb) alongside the usual cuts.
We will have pannage pork available for the first week of December, which can be frozen for a special event. This acorn-fed totally free-range New Forest pork is like no other pork available. It has fattened on the forest floor, and the meat has a superb, rich, buttery taste that is incomparable with any other British pork. Don’t forget that one of the best ways of feeding a large crowd is with our superb gammons, either smoked or unsmoked, that can be served warm and will then provide cold cuts and sandwiches for as long as needed.
We are taking orders for all Christmas meats now, and recommend getting your order to us in the next ten days to ensure you get exactly what you want. As we get closer to Christmas, the most popular weights tend to sell out, so it’s definitely worth confirming numbers and getting your order in. You can give us a call (02392 413 576), email, or see us at the shop to discuss your exact requirements. We take a small deposit and you can arrange a suitable day for you to pick up or get delivered. We look forward to hearing from you.