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About us .....

Earliest records show that there has been a butchers shop on this site since the late 1800’s.

Originally owned by the Duke of Bedford estates, the shop and premises, including some premises at Paddons Row were rented by one Joseph Lovell.

On 25th March 1903, the lease was signed over to Thomas Henry Knight, the rent being £30 per year for the Brook Street premises, (House, Butchers shop & garden) and £12 per year for the Paddon Row premises, (a three stall Stable, loft and Trap House) .
The lease was then sold to 2 brothers called Reddicliffe who farmed at Peter Tavy.
John Palmer had been apprenticed to Joseph Lovell and had started his own butchery business in Brook Street during this time. Records show that John Palmer then purchased the premises at 50, Brook Street on 1st July, 1912 along with 3 cottages in Parkwood Road for the princely sum of £1152-00.
His son, Thomas Henry Eastcott Palmer eventually joined his father, and a slaughterhouse in Market Road became part of the business, with his other son Frank looking after the farming side.
In 1963, Archer Bird took over the management of the business, with his son Roger learning the trade. In 1975, they purchased the business, and eventually Brian, Roger’s brother also came into the business in 1985, after successfully running a butchers shop in Banbury.

In March 2001, Brian retired, and Duncan, Roger's son joined the business as a co-director.
Palmers is a long well established family business, with all the experience and knowledge of the trade which comes with the years.

Current day operation

Dealing with the public in the shop, as well as catering for hotels and catering establishments, we are experts in providing for the needs of our customers.
Personal service, along with high quality locally produced produce has meant that the business has been helped to withstand the onslaught of supermarket shopping, although shopping habits have changed dramatically over the years.

Chutneys and sauces plus other jars!Roger Bird and Duncan Bird

We stock two top quality suppliers products with their condiment range

Hogs Bottom are a local firm who supply us with their mustards, jellies, marmalades and chutney

Home Farm Foods also supply us with a vast range of chutneys, sauces, pasta additions, as well as mustards, marmalades and jams. No preservatives added.


Palmers deliver to hotels, restuarants, and other catering establishments as well as home deliveries.



                                     SHOP OPENING HOURS


FRIDAY-SATURDAY   7.30am-5pm

Weight guide
85g = 3oz 456g = 16oz
113g = 4oz 510g = 1lb 2oz
142g = 5oz 737g = 1lb 10oz
171g = 6oz 1kg = 2lbs 3oz
198g = 7oz 1.2kg = 2lbs 10oz
227g = 8oz 1.5kg = 3lbs 5oz
283g = 10oz 2kg = 4lbs 7oz
(Approximate conversions)
Price guide

The price for meat is a guide price, as once we cut and weigh your order more.....