Best Butchers

It’s National BBQ week and while cafes and restaurants are not open for business it’s the perfect time to fire up a feast in your garden. Here we look at some of the best butchers in the area. But you don’t need to take our word for it, hear what others have to say.


Award winning Carnivore loves doing things the hard way “if we can make it we will, you’ll see us preparing all our own sausages from scratch in the shop, not hidden away in some back room. We make all our own bacon, dry cure our own gammons and cook them ourselves. We even have our own smoker. Many of the marinaded products are from our own recipes.”

“We used their meat for a large BBQ, it was amazing quality and so tasty! Everyone commented on how much better it was than meat you can buy elsewhere. And they really looked after us, excellent customer service.”

123a Southborough Lane, Bromley


Flock & Herd

Sourcing the very best and affordable produce and the desire to meet every customer’s needs Flock & Herd aims to provide the very best possible quality and range of produce so its customers get the best in taste, service and experience.

“It’s not often that I rate a butcher quite so high, but Flock & Herd is a neighbourhood gem and deserves the praise. I can definitely recommend the sausages – from lamb merguez to venison and red wine – and the staff are very helpful. “

206, High Street, Beckenham


Villagers Sausages

If you’re a fan of sausages then look no further. Villagers Sausages has the biggest selection of quality hand-made, natural sausages anywhere, producing over 70 varieties of hand-made sausages a week in full view of its customers.

“Very wide selection of top quality sausages available including a massive boerewors. The burgers were absolutely amazing, as were the pork belly ribs. They have a great selection of sauces, marinades and BBQ products too.”

91, High Street, Beckenham


Murray Brothers

Excellent quality, service with a smile and apparently, they can sing too!

“My partner or I travel a 10-mile round trip most weekends as this is the best butchers around and the only place to get fresh, good quality prepared products. Never had a bad experience in the nine years we have been visiting. Great and helpful staff with great singing voices too! Can’t recommend them enough.”

146, High Street, Penge


Billings Fishmongers and Butchers

Billings boasts responsibility sourced fresh fish and the tastiest quality meats in south east London. Offering a great selection of marinated fish and meat, it has everything you need for a BBQ.

“Great high quality skilled butchers and  fishmongers all in one place. Quality of all produce is consistently excellent, staff are professional and knowledgeable. Seasonal game, fresh fish & shellfish. Lots of seasonal produce. Excellent and even during the current challenging times well-stocked.”

45, Sydenham Road, Sydenham