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Sweetlands Butchers

10 Stortford Road - Great Dunmow - Dunmow - Essex - CM6 1DA
Add Your ReviewTel: (01371) 872868Website: Not Available
 

A good butchers is a great find, an excellent butchers is something to be cherished; Sweetland's falls into the latter category.  The standard of meat available is superb, as is the selection; from prime local beef, lamb, pork and chicken to seasonal game, cooked or cured meats, offal and specialist cuts – all trimmed and prepared to your exact personal requirements by the highly skilled butchers.

Every time I visit Sweetland’s there is always a shop full of customers, happily waiting their turn for the kind of personal service that is fast becoming a rarity.  If you want a joint boned, stuffed and rolled, no problem; if you want some of the fat trimmed off of your chops or steaks, they are happy to oblige - this level of high quality service come as standard, as does some very entertaining banter that flies around the shop.

 Excellent Service and banter aside, the reason this second generation butchers has remained in business for over 50 years, attracting and keeping a large and loyal customer base is the supreme quality of the meat they provide.

The beef and pork are sourced from Barnston, just under two miles away; the Lamb from Easton, some 4 miles away and the fresh poultry and free range eggs from Tiptree.  This is the best of local produce from selected traditional farmers who take care and pride in the way their animals are reared and the full flavour and wonderful texture of the meat that is produced.   

Homemade and cooked fare also features quite highly, try their own sausages which are extremely popular, as is their sausage meat stuffing with chestnut, apricot, dates and bacon – wonderful with chicken, turkey, lamb or duck.  And if like me you are a lover of a good coq au vin, pop along and buy a slab of cured bacon and a plump cockerel for a fabulous one pot wonder.

If you want to pick up some fabulous fresh shallots and stock vegetables whilst you visit, a very good greengrocer holds a large stall beside the shop on a Friday and Saturday.

Our Summary
A good butchers is a great find, an excellent butchers is something to be cherished; Sweetland’s falls into the latter category.  The standard of meat available is superb, as is the selection; from prime local beef, lamb, pork and chicken to seasonal game, cooked or cured meats, offal and specialist cuts – all trimmed and prepared to your exact personal requirements by the highly skilled butchers, the personable banter comes free.

Fact File
Opening Times -
8am-1pm & 2-4pm
8am-1pm & 2-5pm
8am-1pm
8am-1pm & 2-5pm
8am-1pm

Produce Available -

High Quality, Traditionally Reared
Local Produce including:
- All Cuts of Beef, Pork, Lamb,Chicken
& Duck
- Seasonal Game & Specialist
Meats
Offal including Calves Liver Ducks Liver,
Kidneys & Heart
Ox Tail, Kidney & Tongue
Home Made Specialist Stuffing &
Prepared Stuffed Meats
Home Made Burgers & Sausages,
including Traditional Pork, Pork &
Apple,Welsh Dragon & Old English
Smoked, Unsmoked or Cured Bacon
& Gammon
Cooked & Cured Meats
Pies & Pates
Ready Made Sauces

Chutney's, Relishes, Jellies, Pickles
& Mustards

Local Preserves & Honey
Yes
No
Specialities
Special Requests:
The staff at Sweetland's will willingly and skillfully bone out, stuff and vacuum pack cuts of meat, including shoulders & legs of lamb, loins of pork & chickens. They will also trim your chosen cut of bones or fat to give you extra value for money.
Salted Beef & Pork:
If you require a particular cut of beef or pork salted, Sweetland's can prepare this for you; just give them 7 to 10 days notice, depending on the size of cut you want.
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Reviews

Product Range: 5/5     Service: 5/5     Produce: 5/5
We were visiting from Italy and before arriving searched the net for a good local butcher.Sweetlands came up and on visiting the establishment we weren't dissapointed.The sausages and bacon which I have missed over the last couple of years, now living in Italy were superb and were so good asked for some of both to be vacuum packed for our trip back home.The staff are excellent and always with a great sense of humour and would always recommend them.-Ian Selby
Product Range: 5/5     Service: 5/5     Produce: 5/5
Sweetlands is the best butchers around they do fantastic lamb, beef, pork, steak, duck, sausages, and the very best is the chicken, cooks perfect everytime, it is tender full of flavour, really good, in the summer they make all chicken and honey on skewers, and chicken and garlic, lovely, they are such a happy clan and so so so helpful, nothing too much trouble. Peter is always kind and you never feel you have taken too long. Brilliant.
Product Range: 5/5     Service: 5/5     Produce: 5/5
This is a traditional butchers that I am fortunate to live close to. I have brought meat from Sweetlands for over 20 years and will continue to do so. The choice and quality of meat is excellent and the service you recieve is personal and eager to please. They are happy to cut, trim and prepare your meat exactly how you want it and give you as much information and tips as you require. An excellent butchers shop.
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