West country butchers, game dealers, sauces and preserves
Welcome to Palmers of Tavistock - traditional butchers and sellers of game.
Locally produced poultry and meats are our speciality.
We give personal service and consistent quality, which supermarkets are unable to match.
Also offering: Free local delivery - click and collect....more information....
May we welcome you if you are a prospective new customer browsing or thinking of ordering from us now or in the future.
Earliest records show that there has been a butchers shop at our premises since the late 1800’s. Click here to see more of our traditional butchers history in detail.
Our high street shop is situated in Tavistock, within the heart of rural Devon and on the fringes of West Dartmoor. Potential customers are always welcome to visit our shop to see the standard we achieve. Here is your opportunity to be served by experienced butchers and to have your meat delivered direct to your door.
Our mainstream meats are purchased within Devon and Cornwall, and we aim to source everything from within the South West
Palmers purchase meat, poultry and game from local westcountry farms and estates in Devon & Cornwall.
This ensures that we get 'the best of the best'. It is then hung on the bone maturing the meat correctly to enhance the flavour. Our qualified butchers prepare the meat for you the customer, this is a personal service we are pleased and proud to provide.
Why not give a practical gift of a meat voucher.
We also supply Hotels, Restuarants, and other Catering establishments.
(see our Links page for some examples)
We do not use second quality meats for these businesses, but the same quality as we sell in our shop.
Palmers are members of The National Federation of Meat and Food Traders, a trade organisation which promotes meat to the highest quality standards.
We are also members of Eblex (English Beef and Lamb Executive), the new government body that has taken over from the MLC (Meat & Livestock Commission).
This means that we operate at the highest possible standard within our trade. Click the 'Quality Standard for Beef and Lamb' logos above; here is an extract from the standards:
The Quality Standard for beef and lamb is the only scheme in the UK to cover eating quality. All beef and lamb carrying the Mark is chosen according to a strict selection process to ensure it is succulent and tender. Quality Standard beef and lamb is produced to higher standards than required by law with a supply chain which is fully assured and independently inspected at every stage from farm to meat counter.....more
We have the best quality Devon & Cornish reared meats and we aim to give the best personal service and advice.
Our latest rating from West Devon Borough Council for food hygiene reflects the high standard to which we strive to give the best quality and hygiene standards from the time we receive our meat into the shop to the point where it enters your home..