About Us

Springwood Meats started life as a wholesale concern, providing top quality meat and products to local butcher shops, cafes, pubs, schools and restaurants in September 2014.

In July 2015, we opened a small retail butcher’s shop to the public, here at our premises at Warner Drive, on the Springwood Industrial Estate in Braintree. Our location, out of the bustle of the town, keeps our overheads lower, enabling us to fulfil our ultimate commitment to our customers: providing the best quality meat at affordable prices.  It also means there is plenty of parking available right outside!  Don’t worry if you can’t get to the shop though – we also provide a free delivery service to Braintree and the surrounding areas.

Our butchers, Rick and Ian, have over 40 years of experience in the meat trade between them and will answer any questions you have, make recommendations on which cuts to buy and will weigh out the exact quantity you need.  If there is something special you require that we don’t have in stock, we’ll do our best to source it for you as quickly as possible.

All of our meat is sourced from either the world-renowned Smithfield Market or local suppliers.  We prepare all our products on the premises, including our burgers and sausages, using only the leanest cuts of meat.  We now offer a range of tasty “ready to cook” options, again made in the shop, ensuring we can guarantee the quality of our products.

About our butchers

Rick started in the butcher’s trade at the age of 15 as a Saturday boy at a butcher’s shop in Braintree.  During his career he has gained extensive experience in all aspects of the meat industry from meat boning plants to wholesale catering businesses, working up to managing a ham production factory and wholesale business for Meat Inn butchers.

Ian started his journey in the meat business at the age of 18 when he trained as a butcher at Kent’s Butchers in Silver End. He has a thorough grounding in both the wholesale and retail aspects of the trade, having worked for Direct Meats, Smithfield Direct, Meat Inn shops and Savannah Meats.

So why not pop in and try our wide range of excellent produce?  You really will “taste the difference” and our competitive prices really do give you “everyday value”!