The best online butchers

Updated on 05 February 2021 | 1 Comment

Get high-quality meat delivered to your door.

You may be surprised to learn how easy it is to order great-quality, competitively-priced meat online. Many local butchers and meat suppliers have online shops which tell you exactly what farm meat has come from and don’t force you to bulk buy.

Currently, the demand for online butchers is higher than ever due to COVID-19 keeping customers indoors. The following are some of the most reputable and popular, most of which offer contact-free delivery.


This online butcher started as a beef supplier, but now features other West Country farms' free-range meat products on its website.

Go online and it will tell you all about the farms and farmers. Chicken comes from Stuart Perkins at Castlemead farm in Somerset and pork is supplied by Simon Price in Sidbury, Devon.

You can subscribe to a regular delivery service or receive a one-off delivery.


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Where is it based?
Somerset, South West England
Where does it deliver?
field&flower delivers to most of the UK. You can choose a delivery day but not the exact time, however you don’t need to be home.
What can I buy?
Grass-fed, free-range beef and 28-day aged steaks. Free-range chicken, duck, pork, lamb and mutton. Wild game. Sustainable fish. Plus, cheese, charcuterie and bone broth.
What does it cost?
Minimum spend is around £40. A small subscription box costs £40.64 for roughly 20 servings.

It costs £2.95 for a weekday delivery and £3.95 for the weekend.

READ MORE: Everything you need to know about cooking chicken

S. Collins & Son

With tonnes of awards for its meat and ready-made food, and free local delivery, S. Collins & Son is a no-brainer for people who live in the Glasgow area.

Meat is packed in a cool box and delivered in a refrigerated van. It's guaranteed to stay fresh for three days and is freezable. There's no subscription service.


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Where is it based?
Glasgow, Scotland
Where does it deliver?
The whole of the UK. Select a date and delivery is usually the afternoon. You can give the driver directions on where to leave it.
What can I buy?
Grass-fed Scottish beef and 28-day aged steaks. Scottish lamb and pork, barn-reared chicken, Highland venison and Scottish fish. You can also get haggis, black pudding, pies, ready meals, food for the pantry and baked goods.
What does it cost?
A medium box containing four chicken supremes, four beef olives, four pies, beef mince, pork sausages and a silverside roast, costs £45.

Local delivery of orders over £20 is free, otherwise it’s £5. Nationwide delivery is free over £99, otherwise it’s £10.

Donald Russell

One of the largest butchers in the country, Donald Russell delivers across the whole of the UK. It freezes its meat at extremely low temperatures at the height of maturity, so it can arrive at your door in good quality and go straight in the freezer.


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Where is it based?
Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Where does it deliver?
It delivers to any UK address. You can choose a delivery day but not a time slot, however if you’re not in, tell them a safe place to leave it.
What can I buy?
Dry-aged 28-day steaks, grass-fed beef and lamb, free-range pork and poultry, North East Atlantic seafood and wild Scottish game, as well as ready meals.
What does it cost?
A batch cooking box containing 12 servings cost £31.25.

For orders under £40, delivery is £5 and for orders over £40, delivery is free.

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Douglas Willis

A family-owned business since 1940, Douglas Willis is a meat producer and butcher based in South Wales. Its Welsh Black, Hereford and Charolais cattle come from free-range farms in the Usk Valley and meat is matured naturally for 28 days.

Items are then vacuum sealed and delivered in cool boxes. It doesn't offer a subscription service.


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Where is it based?
Usk Valley, South Wales
Where does it deliver?
All of the UK. Select a day and you can request it's left in a safe place.
What can I buy?
Welsh 28-day matured, grass-fed beef. Welsh lamb and pork. Yorkshire chicken.
What does it cost?
A medium hamper costs £50 and contains mince beef, chicken, sausages, a leg of pork, bacon, two rump steaks and chicken thighs.

Delivery is £4.95 for orders under £70 and free for over. Saturday is £25.


This Yorkshire-based butcher sells British heritage beef, lamb, mutton and pork. It believes heritage meat is superior in taste and by popularising native breeds they will be preserved.

Absolutely everything from Farmison is free-range, from its chickens which run loose on a North York Moors farm and are herb-fed, to its Dexter, Longhorn and Highland cattle which graze freely in fields.

You can subscribe to regular deliveries or place one-off orders.

READ MORE: How to cook restaurant-quality steak at home


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Where is it based?
North Yorkshire, North East England
Where does it deliver?
Everywhere in the UK. Choose a delivery day and specify morning or anytime. If you’re not home, they’ll leave it somewhere safe.
What can I buy?
Prime cuts of beef, lesser-known cuts, roasting joints and burgers. All types of lamb and haggis. Whole chicken and duck, as well as fillets. Pork joints, steaks, burgers, bacon and sausages. Plus charcuterie and pantry items like truffle butter and smoked salt.
How much does it cost?
The essentials meat box subscription containing approximately 20 portions costs £36.50.

Delivery is free for order overs £40; £5.95 for orders under £40; and £7.95 on Saturdays.

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