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Butchers in Norfolk: 10 of the best

PUBLISHED: 12:04 25 November 2016 | UPDATED: 12:22 25 November 2016

A succulent turkey is perfect for Christmas Day (klohka, Thinkstock)

A succulent turkey is perfect for Christmas Day (klohka, Thinkstock)

Kevin Lohka

It’s the most important meal of the year. Christmas Day needs the finest quality meat for the famous spread so we have selected 10 of the best butchers in Norfolk

H. V. Graves, Briston

The family run H. V. Graves in the village of Briston has been running since 1946, making it 70 years old this year. Selling fresh meat sourced in north Norfolk, or lamb from Briston village itself, that is all prepared on site, this is truly a community butchers. Why not indulge in a locally reared, smoked gammon joint to serve up alongside your turkey this year?

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Bradwell Butchery

Indulge in a delicious white or bronze turkey from Bradwell Butchery that will really make a statement on your Christmas table. Established in 1986, this butchery is proud of its high quality, fresh meat and even bakes its own bread and cakes in the in-store bakery. If you want some sides or appetisers, there is plenty to pore over in the delicatessen too with cheeses, olives and more.

Harvey’s Pure Meat

Harvey’s Pure Meat in Norwich is a poultry farm with free range birds that have over 35 acres of land to roam including wooded areas and grassland. All meat being organic, you can guarantee freshness and taste on your dining table this festive period. Open since 1924, they are tried and tested experts in their rearing and preparing of meat, which has helped them bag awards for their poultry. Check the website for Christmas turkey and other meat options.

Perfick Pork, Fakenham

If you are looking for some “Perfick” pork over the Christmas season, visit Perfick Pork in Fakenham, who also have their fair share of beef, lamb and poultry. Why not indulge in a Christmas hamper, filled with bacon, sausages, chops and more to see you through the cold months?

Toombs Butchers, Norwich

With over 30 years of experience, Toombs Butchers in Hellesdon sources local turkeys from Peele’s Norfolk Black Turkeys in Thuxton that have been slowly reared for flavour and texture. It’s got to be a whole bird to make a striking Christmas Day spread, so head to Toombs for your festive meats.

G. F. White, Aylsham

There’s nothing quite like a succulent celebratory spread of meats, poultry and vegetables during the Christmas period from G. F. White. Based in Aylsham, this traditional butchers can provide delicious meats to specification to help make your Christmas the best it can be. Order by Saturday 3rd December to avoid disappointment. Check the website for Christmas opening hours.

Swannington Farm to Fork

The multi-award winning Swannington Farm to Fork is dedicated to the welfare of the animals from rearing, to slaughtering, to butchering, to preparing and finally to selling to you for your Christmas meal. Originally starting in 1973, there is a focus on keeping a low carbon footprint and there is plenty of seasonal meats to enjoy for the festive period. Order turkeys early to avoid disappointment, you can find the order forms online.

Goddards of Norfolk, Downham Market

Check out the Christmas section of the Goddards of Norfolk website for a special selection of the finest poultry and meats to serve up this Christmas. This Downham Market-based butchers was opened in 1992, and is now a strong Norfolk name because of their high quality products. Not only selling meat, Goddards sells fruit and vegetables, bread, pies, cheeses and much more so you can find your entire Christmas spread in one place. Free delivery on online orders over £50.

Icarus Hines, Cromer

Located in Cromer is the award winning Icarus Hines. With every meat you could want from beef to chicken and pork to game, you can put on a fantastic feast for guests and loved ones this year. You can order a whole turkey or a specially stuffed turkey breast joint to serve up for Christmas lunch. If you want to head to the store, you can enjoy wonderful customer service with a smile as “Icky” helps with any request you may have.

Archer’s, Norwich

Venture into the cold to Plumstead Road in Norwich and find Archer’s, the butchers, delicatessen and take away. Choose from Norfolk Bronze, Norfolk Black and Norfolk White turkey to accompany all the other delicious Christmas food. There re even Christmas puddings available. If you need side dishes or Boxing Day treats, there are cheeses, sausage rolls, pies, salads, antipasti’s, continental meats and condiments such as local honey, meat rubs, cooking sauces and much more at the delicatessen on site.

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