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Ian Chatfield

01732 354733

01892 826271

info@ianchatfield.co.uk

Tonbridge
Mon-Sat 7.30-17:30
Sunday 10.00 - 16.00
01732 354733
Tunbridge Wells
Mon-Sat 9:00-17:30
Sunday 10.00 - 16.30
01892 826271
info@ianchatfield.co.uk
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"Popped into Ian Chatfield butchers in Tonbridge yesterday! Lovely shop, friendly, well priced, quality meat & cheese"

Fl, TUNBRIDGE WELLS

"Sausages are great, their mince is the only one I trust. Could never go back to the supermarket. Great service too!"

RICHARD, TONBRIDGE

About Tonbridge

The Butchers

Our aim is to source free range meat from local farms – the nearer to our stores the better! Travelling miles is very stressful for livestock. Having been involved in farming in the past, we are very aware of good husbandry with regards to livestock. We know our local farmers and how passionate they are about their farms and their animals – they care, we care.

Free range, grass fed and where possible, native breeds – this, coupled with our dry aging process, is very important to us. We do not ‘supermarket age’ beef in bags without oxygen, we ‘dry age’ – carefully monitoring the fridge temperature and humidity. We ‘turn’ the sides of beef daily for up to 4 weeks. We can loose 20-30% weight by evaporation as the enzymes break down the connective tissue of the carcass. This greatly reduces your cooking shrinkage and also enhances the flavour.

Some meat products in supermarkets can carry up to 30% water. This weight will disappear during cooking with any flavour that’s left – of course; they can and do add ‘chemicals’ to the meat to try to stop this evaporation.

We are good, old fashioned butchers and very skilled in our trade.

The Delicatessen

Homemade meat pies prepared with our own hand diced steak. Pasties, sausage rolls and a large selection of pastries prepared and baked daily.

Local and continental meats and cheeses with fresh baked baguettes generously filled to your order.

At present, our delicatessen products are available in store only.