Best Butchers in London – Award Winners

Shane Holland Executive Chairman of Slow Food UK visited Morley Butchers in Crouch End to present the 2015 London Best Butchers award. The Slow Food London Awards are a real seal of approval because the entrants and the final winners are all selected by London food shoppers.

Now in their third year these awards were created by Slow Food London to support and highlight the growing number of quality food retailers and producers within London which are the polar opposite of supermarkets .

In their awards statement Slow Food London said “The London Best Butchers award to Morley Butchers recognises excellence in their butchery, time-honed skills, as well as their impressive range of game and quality meat.”

“We are so pleased to have won this award for the second year,running, particularly as it is based on votes from our customers. A huge thank you to them for their support and enthusiasm for our products and what we do in the shop.”

Andrew Beresford – Morley Butchers

Slow food Best Butcher Award

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Seasonal Game

A Tasty Choice

Game is wild, natural and free range with a distinctive flavour making it a great alternative other meats. As it is low in cholesterol and high in protein Game is one of the healthiest meats available today.

What is available when?

We stock a wide range of seasonal game when in season (generally the winter months – see the table below for more details). Our range typically includes:

Pheasant, Partridge, Pigeon, Mallard, Grouse, Rabbit, Venison and Hares

Let us know what you need and we can source it for you if not already available in the shop.

seasonal game

We do have fresh venison at other times of year depending on availability. We can also supply frozen game out of season.

Game can only be shot during specific times of the years and a basic guide to the shooting seasons is given in the table.

Please get in touch, we can help with your game requirements.

Game Species Season Dates
Grouse 12th August (Glorious Twelfth) to 10th December
Pheasant 1st October to 1st February
Partridge 1st September to 1st February
Duck and Goose 1st September to 31st January
Hare 1st August to 29th February
Red Deer Stags 1st August to 30th April (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)
1st July to 20th October (Scotland)
Red Deer Hinds 1st November to 31st March (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)
21st October to 15th February (Scotland)
Sika Deer Stags 1st August to 30th April (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland)
Sika Deer Hinds 1st November to 31st March (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)
21st October to 15th February (Scotland)
Fallow Deer Bucks 1st August to 30th April
Fallow Deer Does 1st November to 31st March (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)
21st October to 15th February (Scotland)
Roe Deer Bucks 1st April to 31st October (England and Wales)
1st April to 20th October (Scotland)
Roe Deer Does 1st November to 31st March (England and Wales)
21st October to 31st March (Scotland)

Latest seasonal game posts from the Butchers Blog

  • Roast Partridge with rosti

Roast Partridge with Rosti

This recipe for Roast Partridge with Rosti is quick to make and extremely tasty and one of the healthiest meats available. It will feed 2 people very well.

  • Pheasant With Sage and Juniper

Pheasant With Sage and Juniper Berries

Roast pheasant with sage and juniper is a lovely flavour combination that has a distinct Italian flair. About Pheasants Pheasants are one of the most plentiful of Britain’s game bird species and one of the best known.  If you [...]

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Game Season

The game season is now in full swing. It is the best time of year for these wild meats and we have plenty of choice on our counter. Pheasant, Partridge, Pigeon, Mallard, Hare and Venison are all [...]

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Guinea Fowl Recipe

Guinea fowl has a delicious flavour somewhere between chicken and pheasant. This shows its origins as a game bird. They are of course now domesticated and available throughout the year. One bird will provide a good [...]

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Pheasant Bacon Recipe

Try this pheasant bacon recipe perfect for the young birds available in the shop right now. About Pheasants The pheasant is one of the most plentiful of Britain's game bird species and it is probably [...]