Finding a quality butcher is hard these days. With supermarkets forcing many independent butchers out of business, you will often have to travel a long way to buy good quality meat for your table. Patrick Strainge is an independent butcher based in Bampton, Oxfordshire. Founded in 1973, the butcher’s shop specialises in providing you with prime meat from local herds.
As a member of the Guild of Q Butchers, Patrick Strainge undergoes regular rigorous inspections to ensure the quality of his meat and his butchery skills meet the Guild’s exacting standards.
Buying stock from local farms, many of which are owned and run by members of the Strainge family, means the Bampton shop serves an extensive range of prime meat and meat products: Windrush Valley free-range beef – Prime free-range pork Local free-range lamb – Fresh poultry – Award-winning sausages Home-cured bacon and gammon – Home-smoked meats Freshly-made Meat Pies – Fresh free-range eggs
All the meat sold by Patrick Strainge is fully traceable, and no growth promoting additives are used. The meat travels only between 5 and 10 miles from the farm to the shop. With ‘food miles’ becoming increasingly important in the war against global warming, you can be sure the meat you buy from Patrick Strainge has not travelled excessive distances .
Patrick Strainge is an award-winning butcher, and regularly competes at local and national level at Butchery Competitions. Patrick has won a range of awards for products such as his:
Home-made sausages – Home-made meat pies - Home cured bacon and gammon
You can find out more about Patrick’s recent awards here.
Many of the recipes used by Patrick Strainge are top secret. They have been developed over the years and are a closely guarded secret. As a member of the Guild of Q Butchers, many recipes are passed around between the members, Britain’s best butchers!
Why not make your event extra special with a Pig Roast? Patrick Strainge has Pig Roasters available for hire for DIY roasting or can provide a full roasting service for your event.
If you would like more information about buying local meat from local herds for your restaurant, pub or hotel, contact Patrick Strainge today on 01993 850350.