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Established in 1984 Solent Butchers began life as a family butcher’s retail outlet, with a simple philosophy: of providing exceptional service and premium quality products. While the nature of our business has changed a little, those principles still remain.


Solent products sizzle at national sausage awards

Solent Butchers collected four awards in celebration of UK Sausage Week 2018, which runs from 29th October to 4th November. Solent’s winning bangers were: Farmhouse Pork Sausage was runner up in the Best Foodservice Sausage, Traditional Category Lincolnshire Sausage was runner up in the Best Foodservice Sausage, Traditional Category Pork, Spinach & Tomato Sausages was runner up in the Best Foodservice Sausage, Innovative category Pork, Lemon and Fennel Sausages highly commended in the Best Foodservice Sausage, Innovative category Managing Director, Mark...

Company news, Product news

New look w-w-website goes live

We are delighted to announce the unveiling of our brand-new website. The new look site which can be found at features improved navigation and functionality and a clean and contemporary layout. The new site features a new section, the Ideas Collection, which showcases a series of serving suggestions for a range of meat products, which have been produced by award-winning chef Jenny Jones.  The Ideas Collection has been created to provide chefs...

Company news, Miscellaneous

Dry-ageing just got better!

Solent Butchers has installed a salt wall to its dry-ageing chiller. During the dry-ageing process, the salt wall reduces bacterial growth and helps avoid unwanted spoilage. The salt wall is fitted with Himalayan salt bricks which help keep the humidity in the chiller at the optimum level.

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Solent’s Sizzling Sausage Snags Award

A Mediterranean Pork Sausage made by Solent Butchers Ltd has been given a national award to celebrate UK Sausage Week, which ran from 30th October to 5th November. The banger won in the Foodservice: Innovative category and Solent Butchers received its trophy from antiques expert, TV presenter and UK Sausage Ambassador Eric Knowles at a special celebratory lunch at Plaisterers Hall in London to launch UK Sausage Week 2017. MD Mark Cristofoli said: “Solent Butchers is...

Company news, Product news

Digitising MeIT

Leading specialist meat supplier, Solent Butchers has invested in a complete end to end software solution with food software house, Systems Integration (SI). Once installed, the new solution will enhance its delivery of top quality produce to the foodservice catering sector. Faced with processing hundreds of individual orders a day from discerning customers, including hotels, restaurants, care homes, educational establishments, corporate caterers and the public sector, Solent wanted a software solution that would...

Company news

Congratulations Brighton University

Solent Butchers would like to offer their congratulations to Jean Piper and all the Catering Staff at Brighton University for finishing second in the Sustainable Education category for the Footprint Awards which have become synonymous with best practice and dedication to sustainability. We are proud to have helped the University achieve this award and look forward to continue to offer our support into the foreseeable future.

Customer news

Facility extension – the story so far…

With our business continuing to grow, we are pleased announce exciting expansion plans at our Portsmouth site. We are adding a two storey extension to the front of our Dundas Lane factory. Construction is now well underway, the ground floor will house a new poultry cutting room and a dispatch fridge for finished orders and the first floor will be used as a dry goods store. Completion is due by the...

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Our brands – Solent Select

Teaming up with our supply partners, we have been able to create a bespoke range of Burgers and Sausages made on site which is being continually developed and expanded that will add variety and interest to your menu. Sausages are now a must item on any menu with customer’s demanding true quality and a high level of expectation. We are proud of the awards that we have achieved producing a quality Fresh Sausage...

Product news

Our brands – Southern Pride

The excellent quality of local products and environmental issues such as food miles are just two of the reasons why we developed our Southern Pride Range that you can serve with pride and confidence. Full traceability, sustainability, provenance and our commitment to animal and farm welfare assurance schemes supporting local farmers wherever possible are key to maintaining these goals. A range of products where quality is not defined by the cut of meat...

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