Hepburns is a family run business situated in Shenfield high street, just a minute’s stroll from Shenfield main railway station and two miles north east of Brentwood High Street.
If the saying ‘the first taste is with your eyes’ were true, you would never go hungry at Hepburns. The modern, light and attractive store displays a tempting range of hot, cold, fresh and cooked produce that looks absolutely wonderful. While I am bounding sayings around, another popular one is ‘you can never tell a book by its cover’ well be assured, if Hepburns were a book, it would certainly be on the bestsellers list.
The business was founded in 1932 by George and Ethel Hepburn and established upon the simple yet earnest proviso of ‘Be the best that you can be.’ From their modest beginnings Hepburns have gained and built upon a solid reputation for providing the highest quality meats, deli produce and home made food.
The meat on sale is sourced from a small number of independent, traditional producers in the local area and further a field. Traditional farming techniques are used to ensure high quality, succulent and superb tasting meat without the use of growth enhancers or G.M products.
Slow maturation, outdoor rearing and natural feeds are used by all of the meat suppliers; from the ‘Sutton Hoo’ organic poultry to the excellent Macduff farmed Scotch Beef.
The range of marinated meats will also make your mouth water. Try the free-range pork in piri piri sauce or the marinated duck breasts in plum and brandy, both delicious and a time saving way of gaining extra cooking kudos.
There are many ready to cook pre-prepared dishes on offer for those who like to eat well in a hurry, from the melt in the mouth 12 hour pepper steak in pepper sauce, served with herb potatoes, to a sumptuous apple and blackberry crumble; all freshly prepared in house using the finest of natural and seasonal produce.
The deli counter boasts an excellent range of quality produce, including a superb selection of European cheeses, cured and cold meats, marinated olives and delicious pies and pastries. You could even pick up a good bottle of wine to accompany your feast, while you are there.
An established traditional butchers and deli providing the highest quality naturally reared, free range meats; a superb selection of cheeses, marinated olives, pies, pastries, cured and cooked meats, as well as an excellent range of freshly prepared, home cooked dishes, created using fresh natural ingredients. A wonderful store - highly recommended.