Berkswell Traditional Farmstead Meats

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Philip Tuckey's family has been in the farming and butchers business for over 400 years, and he brings this combined experience to his shop in Coventry. He believes strongly that good animal welfare leads to good quality meat, and to this end he only stocks meat from farms with which he has a close connection, ensuring full traceability. Their pork comes from the flavourful Tamworth and Gloucester Old Spot breeds. Selling: Meats, Poultry

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The Farm Shop
Larges Farm, Back Lane
Meriden
Coventry
West Midlands
CV7 7LD

Tel:01676 522409

Email: richard@berkswelltraditionalmeats.co.uk

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  • DanielP97397 DanielP97397 Posted 05 Apr 2014 10:27 PM

    Was looking for address for this amazing shop,when I happen to come across a negative review from Andrew.As a loyal customer for years, I was wondering if you had actually read what you had put before clicking submit? You visited to shop shortly after Christmas and wonder why there was no rare breeds on sale, supermarkets struggle to keep stock levels up even with mass bred animals during the same period. Therefore a local shop that gets locally sourced meat will therefore have a lower stock levels. The staff have a vast knowledge of their products and are willing to share it with you. Their belly pork and steaks are the best I have ever tasted in my opinion(providing you cook them properly). The lamb that is born and raised down the road from the shop has unbelievable taste. Don't take my word for it, go and visit Berkswell farm shop for yourself. The staff are friendly and you will walk away happy with your purchases

  • Tuckey the Butcher Tuckey the Butcher Posted 03 Oct 2011 6:56 PM

    Hi I have just read AndrewS12805 comments about visiting the farm shop where he was a little dissapointed in information provided. I would highlight that his visit was post christmas where it takes us about 6 weeks to recover and we also have reduced access to rare breed meats as most stock ready has been used at Christmas. When asking about the breeds and being told that they are british is because if we cannot source rare breed we use reputable suppliers of British meats and in turn support British Farmers. I am dissapointed that the steak was not up to scratch and would have been more than happy to replace this had he called in the shop and told us rather than posting a sarcastic and damaging review on the internet. We have a great customer base who support the business 52 weeks of the year and as with any mea there will be times when it looks good, cuts well and then cooks poorly. If anyone has a complaint then please do phone us or visit us again. This is a late post as I have just seen the review highlighted to us by a customer who thought it did not reflect the service they receive. If Andrew is in the area then pop in again and hopefull he can be better served. Richard Tuckey - former manager of the Farm Shop but still a great supporter!

  • AndrewS13805 AndrewS13805 Posted 22 Jan 2011 1:47 PM

    I was in the area and looked up good food shops on the web and found Berkswell. The shop looks the business with a good range of clearly carefully selected non-meat produce. The fridges on the butchery counter are festooned with certificates for the various rare breed meats. Unfortunately on my visit, they didn't have any rare breeds and weren't sure about the meat they did have. When I asked what breed the beef was that I was buying, they said "British." "No, what breed?" "British." Gosh, these guys really know their stuff. Not. Some belly pork looked good, so I asked what breed that was. Expecting to hear Tamworth or GOS: no it was that much prized breed among foodies, Landrace, as used in most intensive piggeries. Actually, the belly pork was good, though not exceptional. The steaks though were poor. Tough as old boots and by no means a great flavour. Good faggots though, and really good chocolate cake. Still a vastly superior experience to any supermarket.

  • Sandy P Sandy P Posted 02 Sep 2008 3:24 PM

    Wonderful tasting sausages, burgers and a piece of steak to die for were my last purchases. It is almost a 60 mile round trip to the shop from my home, so do not get there as often as I would like -but it is really worth the effort. Congratulations too to Richard, Phil's son, on his success in the first round of ITV1 Britain's Best Dish, and good luck in the next round.

  • PhilA1 PhilA1 Posted 29 May 2008 1:52 PM

    Great quality meats and personal service. traditional breeds that taste, well, like meat should taste !! I will never shop for meat in a supermarket again

  • Nezle Nezle Posted 09 Jul 2007 12:31 PM

    I can only echo what has been said before about Tuckey's Farm Shop - unbelievably good tasting meat that has made supermarket meat simply no longer an option! Once you've cooked steak from here I promise you will not want to buy it from anywhere else again. They do fantastic, friendly service and can get you whatever you need - especially if you're planning a bbq. The burgers and sausages are tremendous and, just like the steak, I can't bring myself to buy supermarket ones anymore. In a way, I sometimes wish I'd never discovered this shop - buying food is now problematic for me as I am too fussy! And of course it's great to know that all of the meat is so local and has been reared in the traditional way. I love the farm shop!

  • wineoo wineoo Posted 22 Jun 2007 1:35 PM

    In a word quality, friendliness, plus advice when needed. Willing to accommodate specific requests. Is worth going for the banter just watch out for the free range hens when you drive in.

  • foxymadam foxymadam Posted 31 May 2007 10:22 PM

    I have only recently found Berkswell Meats and it's absolutely fantastic. The welcome is warm and friendly, the products are by far the best that I've had for a long long time, as the meat is so full of flavour that you don't need to add anything to enjoy it. It's a place that is well worth the visit and once you've been you would be mad to go anywhere else.

  • thisisanimpertinentquestion thisisanimpertinentquestion Posted 18 Aug 2006 9:16 PM

    This is much more than a butchers: it is a centre for locally produced food .The meat- which includes a wide variety of pig beef lamb etc -not just the gloucester and Tamworth- all comes from farmers within 30 miles of the shop. Phil Tuckey believes passionately in what he is doing and manages to make all his customers feel valued. He is an outstanding supplier and I searched all over Warwickshire. He is the best in the area.

  • Chrisp 2 Chrisp 2 Posted 09 Aug 2006 2:01 PM

    I have been buying my meat from Phil Tuckey for nearly 3 years. I won't buy my meat anywhere else. Supermarket meat and even my more local butcher doesn't get near to the same standards as Phil Tuckey and his team. You always get a warm welcome with ligh-hearted banter. It is a pleasure to go there. They know their meats and always aim to provide exactly what you want. You can literally buy meat that has come from a farm you have driven by to get to Tuckey's--where else can you say that and protect rare breeds at the same time. Highly recommended.

  • karen 43 karen 43 Posted 05 Aug 2006 12:09 PM

    Phill's sausages are to die for! Since I discovered Phill Tuckey's farm shop I refuse to buy any meat,sausage,eggs from a supermarket. Nothing is too much trouble! They are simply the best!

  • brumbod brumbod Posted 05 Aug 2006 6:58 AM

    There is always a warm welcome when you walk through the door of phil's shop, your custom is truly valued and the service is second to none. The meat is awsome it has a flavour that supermarket stocks just dont come anywhere near. I work away sometimes for a couple of months,one of my first things i do when i return is to get down to phil's and get a supply of truly tastey meat again. I think you can tell i highly recco this place.

  • none that I know of! none that I know of! Posted 30 Jul 2006 8:58 PM

    Phil Tuckey and his team provide a friendly welcome and superb meat. Wonderful variety of sausages and burgers made on the premises. Local produce, always fresh. It's worth travelling quite a way to visit them, and many people do just that!

  • markphelan markphelan Posted 30 Jul 2006 12:13 PM

    I've long given up buying any meat from the supermarket, and usually visit the farm every few weeks to stock up. Phil and his colleagues always make us feel welcome, and the quality and selection of the food is unbeatable. Apart from selling meats the shop sells a wealth of other products including vegetables, bread, cheeses and cakes. Just be sure to watch out for chickens running around the car park!

  • m-aking m-aking Posted 04 Jul 2006 8:32 AM

    This is a fantastic place which everyone I have told about it agrees. The service is fantastic and the shop is always full of friendly faces. The meat is superb, I can no longer buy meat from a supermarket. I always go in for just a few things and end up leaving with lots more interesting delights, my favourite for the barbeque has to be the wild boar and garlic burgers. This place is a real treasure!