About us

Burtons Butchers was established by Thomas William Burton in 1953. Thomas had been a Lancaster pilot during World War Two and when he finished service, he established a butchers in his local town of Hunstanton. His son, Brian Burton, took over the business and Burtons Butchers soon grew. In 1984 the business moved to the centre of bustling Saffron Walden.

Over the past 68 years we have developed a strong reputation for offering the best quality meats. We currently serve our retail customers from the shop in Saffron Walden, and our catering customers from our large factory in Shire Hill.

We are careful to source the best quality meat available, reared by local British farmers wherever possible. You will also find something a bit different here at Burtons. We are known locally for our delicious sausages which are carefully created by our team and the selection frequently changes. We also sell local venison, seasonal game, Suffolk lamb, Free Range Special Reserve chicken, and a touch of the international with our 30 day dry aged beef from our Himalayan Salt chamber.

Why Burtons Butchers?

Our current Managing Director, Andrew Burton has been working in the trade for 40 years and is a liveryman of The Worshipful Company of Butchers.

Andrew has a passion for ensuring that we only serve the best possible products to our customers, and that we serve them with expert advice and a smile. The company will remain within the Burton family as Tom Burton, Andrew’s son, joined the company in March 2020 and is now running the business alongside his father.

Andrew Burton

Managing Director

Tom Burton


Neil Butterworth

Technical Manager

Anthony Hardingham

Sales Executive

Stewart Phillips

Assistant Factory Manager

Our Mission Statement


We attempt to reduce our carbon footprint by reducing energy consumption and thoughtful use of resources.

Experience & Care

Our staff will provide customers with the very best service possible, offering advice and suggestions to make the most of any products you buy from us.

Commitment to Quality

The meats we supply are of the highest quality and where possible, locally sourced from farms where animal welfare is a priority.

Our Partners

We take great pride in the products that we offer, and we have a commitment to only ever selling high quality, fresh meat to our customers. Our range also includes locally sourced meat from East Anglian farmers, as well as a whole host of products you would not normally find in a supermarket.

Our products can be seasonal too, so check our online shop, or pop into our retail shop to see our latest range.

Take a look at just some of our extensive range:

    • Prime locally sourced beef
    • 30-day dry aged beef in our new Himalayan salt chamber
    • Local Suffolk lamb
    • Game in season
    • Free Range Creedy Carver ducks
    • Holkham Estate venison
    • Local Essex pork
    • Special reserve Free Range chicken
    • Macsween haggis
    • Burtons Homemade sausages
    • Goddards award-winning sausages       
    • Norfolk ham and bacon
Contact Us

Interested in placing an order over the phone or have questions regarding our products? No problem, contact our friendly team today.