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Friday, 20 March 2015

Shop the easy way with Great British Meat Co

Everyone knows it's important to support our local small businesses and community, everyone knows it is important to minimise food miles and buy British meat where possible and everyone knows it is important to understand provenance and to know where your food comes from. Unfortunately though, life often gets in the way and all too often our good intentions of supporting a local butcher or grocer are forgotten as we pass a large supermarket where we can buy everything under one roof on our way home from work. As a small business owner myself, this really saddens me. I don't want to see a future where small businesses are no longer able to trade as everyone favours large corporations instead.

Introducing Great British Meat Co

The Great British Meat Co have found a gap in the market and aim to provide the great British public with a personal butcher's service with the convenience of being able to order from the comfort of their own home. The Great British Meat Co are not an online butcher but more like a butcher who also happen to have an online store.


Based in Gateshead, the Great British Meat Co can deliver throughout the UK and with over 40 years worth of experience between them, the three founding friends are passionate about providing personal service and sourcing only the best British meat for their customers.


How to order

Browsing the Great British Meat Co website is simple - there is a huge selection of meat to choose from ranging from bacon and sausages to rare cuts of beef. You can shop by type of meat, type of cut or special offers and simply add to your basket as you go. The website is sleek and easy to navigate around. Their BBQ packs are very popular and provide everything you need on one page for a tasty event, in just one click all you need can be added to your basket.

Everything you order from Great British Meat Co is 100% British. Expect British steak from grass fed cattle that has been naturally dry aged and cut by hand, British beef reared to the highest welfare standards and aged for 21 days, British lamb reared on grassland farms that has been hung on the bone and trimmed of excess fat to order and British poultry that has been certified with the Red Tractor scheme. Quality and taste are assured.


Fresh British Meat Cut to Order

When it is time for your order to be dispatched, your meat will be freshly prepared and hand cut by a time served master butcher. The Great British Meat Co never use frozen meat and their fantastic no-quibble customer guarantee provides complete peace of mind. 



Delivery

Standard delivery is free on orders over £50 and £4.95 for orders under this amount throughout the whole of the UK (there are a few restrictions - click here for details). You choose your delivery date at check out and your order will arrive between 8am and 6pm. 

All meat is individually vacuum packed by your butcher and packed in a professional restaurant standard polystyrene cool box that will keep your meat at optimum temperature during transit. You can specify a safe place to leave your delivery or even have your parcel delivered to work if that's more convenient. You can be assured that your meat will stay perfectly chilled throughout the day in it's individual cool box (which you are encouraged to recycle and use again) until you arrive home and can pop your order in the fridge/freezer.






Quality and Taste

I was highly impressed with how much information was provided on each label. All meat is fully traceable to UK farms and the weight, use by date and storage instructions are all clearly displayed.

You really can taste the difference in quality when using meat that has been carefully sourced by a butcher rather than a supermarket. The quality was fantastic and I would particularly recommend stocking your freezer with their bacon for THE BEST bacon sandwiches.


We received a selection of meat to try and have to say my hubby (who is the cook in our house) prepared us some amazing meals. I must mention that our slow cooked mince and dumplings made using Great British Meat Co Mince Steak was the best I've ever had. No pictures though as it wasn't very photogenic but take my word for it!

A Traditional Full English with Great British Meat Co Sausage, Bacon and Black Pudding

Beef Wellington for Mother's Day Sunday Lunch using Great British Meat Co Beef

Homemade burgers made using Great British Meat Co Burgers

I was genuinely highly impressed with Great British Meat Co. I meal plan every two weeks and I will definitely be regularly using their website to help me plan our meals and order my meat from now on (they even have a fantastic recipe section should you need inspiration). The service, quality and taste was simply second to none and it feels wonderful knowing I am supporting a local, small business. It is such a user friendly experience too and being able to order quality produce from the comfort of my own home (and more importantly without having to take the kids shopping) is completely stress free.

Voucher Code

We were kindly gifted a selection of meat to try for the purpose of this post. Great British Meat Co have also generously given our readers a voucher code. Simply enter NEFAMILYFUN at checkout to receive £5 off your order (valid until 30/4/15 on orders over £25).

Competition

We have also been provided with some fantastic prizes from Great British Meat Co to give away in our competition. Simply enter via the rafflecopter giveaway below. Good luck! (UK entries only)

1st Prize - A Steak Box ( 2 x Ribeye Steaks, 2 x Flat-Iron Steaks, 2 x Rump Steaks, 2 x Fillet Tails)

2nd Prize - A £20 Voucher to spend at www.greatbritishmeat.com



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367 comments

  1. This place looks unreal, I definitely need to try it out. I can see myself buying a few party packs one the summer hits and there's some sunshine in the sky!

    As for my steak, I used to eat it medium-rare but have recently changed to cooking it rare. Nothing better than a juicy steak, no need for sauce when cooked like that.

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  2. Mmmm, now I really want steak for tea!!! Which I would have cooked medium!

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  3. These look fantastic quality! We're always looking for good quality meats, especially steaks!

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  4. I like it medium-well, these look amazing!

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  5. I like mine well done with not a sight of pinkness or blood!

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  6. i dont personally eat steak as im a veggie haha but my partner loves his cooked rare :)

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  7. I like my steak medium to well done, No blood

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  8. Rare! Fried for a few seconds each side in a pan as hot as the sun :)

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  9. Medium rare, best of both worlds.

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  10. medium rare with a touch of scorching

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  11. medium, rare like it nice and juicy.

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  12. Gosh I love meat, especially steak, I love it rare

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  13. like it well done but not cremated

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  14. I love the look of these guys. Must give them a go. I like my steak medium

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  15. medium to well done, but i rarely get properly cooked steak

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  16. Becky - I like it cooked medium :)

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  17. used to be cremated but i have progressed to medium

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  18. Margaret Lee-Roberts20 March 2015 at 17:54

    My mother always cooked it very well done, but now I love it rare. Each to their own taste!

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  19. I am sorry! I love mine very well done, sacrilege! lol x

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  20. Medium.. not overcooked, but not bloody either

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  21. medium rare - with Jacket potato and mushrooms

    KATHY D

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  22. Medium Rare for me, thanks :)

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  23. I like my steak cooked medium!

    This looks like a fabulous service, we usually buy our meat from Premier Meats at Team Valley but we would definitely go here to try it out and I love that it can be delivered to home as I'm not able to carry very heavy things xxx

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  24. Well done
    Claire D

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  25. Medium rare with a job lot of black pepper.

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  26. Rare for me!!!

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  27. Love it medium, juicy and succulent

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  28. Rachel Stephenson21 March 2015 at 12:38

    Medium/rare with seasoning

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  29. Medium to well done

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  30. well done

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  31. Medium rare. Then rested for a few minutes

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  32. liked my mine medium love tender meat

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  33. Rare (Very bloody)

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  34. Medium rare I like to see pink

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  35. medium rare for me, especially if it's cooked by hubby on the bbq - yum ! Roll on summer !

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  36. Medium rare. If my hubby had it his way we would be eating steak every night for dinner.

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  37. I love steak, I like mine done medium

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  38. Medium rare for me please ;-)

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  39. I like my steak cooked... properly.

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  40. I like my steak well done.

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  41. I like mine medium, so it's just red in the middle and loads of juices run out of it!

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  42. I like mine well done no blood but my partner Luke's his rare

    Kay panayi

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  43. I like mine medium to well done, just the merest hint of pinkness

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  44. As rare as possible. the more blood, the better!

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  45. I like my steak well done

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  46. Well done, no blood!

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  47. Medium to well done for me

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  48. Depends....if it's in a pub I ask for medium as they usually overcook it, & in a restaurant I'd ask for well done as they usually undercook!

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  49. medium but my boyfriend likes his still mooing and his mum likes her like old cowboy boots!!

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  50. Lynsey Buchanan22 March 2015 at 22:20

    I like mine rare and juicy

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  51. Medium Rare

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  52. Rare - used to be well done until i experimented and found the flavour

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  53. Medium for me.
    This place is not too far so I'm going to try it.

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  54. I like Rare steaks if they are done well.

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  55. I like mine medium to well done

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  56. medium rare, this would amazing to win

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  57. I like steak to be cooked well done.

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  58. I love steak, I love it medium rare.Thanks for a chance to win x

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  59. I like mine medium/rare, but not too pink. Plenty of seasoning, and loads of chips :-)

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  60. Medium for me, just a hint of pink

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  61. I know that this is frowned upon but I like my steak as well done as possible - and covered in peppercorn sauce! ;-)

    Elizabeth H

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  62. Rare with steak seasoning , with onion rings, potato wedges and salad

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  63. Medium rare for me! Yum! :)

    Jen xx
    www.kitsch-n-sync.com

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  64. medium rare

    @fionaseaeagle

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  65. Medium to well done so that just the last trace of blood has gone.

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  66. Mmmm cant beat a medium rare steak

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  67. Well done. I hate it when I see pink or red in the middle.

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  68. i like mine mooing and walking off the plate!

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  69. I love my steak medium, once in France i ordered it well done and was almost thrown out of restaurant :)

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  70. well done


    angela b

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  71. I like my steak well done.

    @rachiegr

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  72. It is well done for me please.

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  73. I love my steak medium, just a slight bit of pink !

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  74. Medium to well done for me

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  75. Medium rare, just as it is intended to be eaten.

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  76. Medium rare, yum

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  77. I like mine medium...Thanks

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  78. by someone else, and medium

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  79. My mouth is watering! Medium-rare is the way I like it :)

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  80. Keith Wallbanks26 March 2015 at 15:17

    Rare to medium rare for me, please

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  81. so sick of mince i would eat it from the pack

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  82. I suffer from low iron so the rarer the better!

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  83. I like my steak medium to well-done xx

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  84. Medium rare! delicious!
    Helen booth

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  85. Always had it well done, until I tried Medium to well done. Can't have any blood showing but Medium was pretty tasty a well x

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  86. I like my steak cooked medium.x

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  87. MEDIUM...GREAT COMP :)

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