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Welcome to Godfreys

Our Company was founded by our Great Grandfather Frank Godfrey in 1905, who brought with him his already famous Lincolnshire Sausage recipe which is still celebrated and handmade on our premises today.

The pursuit of excellence

Frank originated the pursuit of excellence which still drives us today. Following that quest, Frank acquired the rights to graze his own livestock in nearby Clissold Park and would often be seen herding the animals down the High Street to our premises in Stoke Newington High Street.

His own standards of Premium Quality

Every week Frank would buy his own carefully selected livestock from Market Road to maintain his own standards of Premium Quality - and as a special treat at Christmas would always buy the Markets prize-winning beast for his customers.

Rich heritage of knowledge

Our Company was founded by our Great Grandfather Frank Godfrey in 1905, who brought with him his already famous Lincolnshire Sausage recipe which is still celebrated and handmade on our premises today.

Butchery skills already ran in the family for many generations previously. That long rich heritage of knowledge, experience and expertise has been passed down through generations of the Godfrey family.

The most demanding Chefs in Europe

By sourcing only Premium Quality, Free Range, additive-free, slowly matured Beef, Poultry, Lamb, Pork and making our own Award-winning Sausages, we continue to provide those traditional qualities to some of the most demanding Chefs in Europe.  

Those principles have been followed through successive generations via our father Peter, and then to us - the three directly descended brothers, Jeremy, Christopher and Phillip. 

What We Do

Each of us has different areas of specialisation and it will often be one of us who has sourced, cut and prepared the meats that are freshly delivered to you

Perfectly prepared and presented

This allows complete control of the animals once they have left their farms- from ageing each one for the correct number of days - to ensuring each cut is perfectly prepared and presented - exactly to your specification.

State of the Art Maturation rooms

For slow ageing of meat we have our own State of the Art Maturation rooms in the same premises where we prepare cuts and hand make our own Award winning Sausages.

Unprecedented standards

We pride ourselves on being extremely “hands-on” in the business, to ensure only the best is delivered to your establishment-offering unprecedented standards of:

  • Excellence of quality
  • Full provenance
  • Complete consistency from one order to the next
  • Expert accuracy of cutting and presentation
  • Bespoke cuts to your own specification
  • All cuts freshly butchered daily and only cut to order
  • Advice on cuts from the Directors themselves

SALSA Approved

The SALSA standard was written by experienced food safety experts to reflect both the legal requirements of producers and the enhanced expectations of 'best practice' of professional food buyers.

Approval certification is only granted to suppliers who are able to demonstrate to a SALSA auditor that they are able to produce safe and legal food and are committed to continually meeting the requirements of the SALSA standard.

Additionally we conform to all the requirement of the Food Standards Agency regular inspections where our Licence number is UK5530EU

The very best Premium Quality Meat and Poultry

Apart from these Industry Quality Assurance Standards we take great care to source all of our meat directly from carefully selected farms where only the highest standards of animal welfare are rigorously practised.

This ensures the healthiest, natural, stress-free rearing environments that are imperative to provide the very best Premium Quality Meat and Poultry

Only the best breeds

Wherever possible we regularly visit most of the farms that provide our meat and poultry. We choose only the best breeds, slow-reared with consideration, entirely free of additives, and fed only on a natural diet.

Stunning tastes and textures

From field to fork we are passionate about the provenance, rearing facilities, preparation and cut of each animal we provide - and its only through such sensitive care do you get animals that produce some of the most stunning tastes and textures that almost belong a bygone age.

An uncompromising commitment to excellence

We are proud to support only the highest standards of animal care and uphold an uncompromising commitment to excellence to deliver only the pinnacle of naturally reared meat that delivers the most delicious and healthy taste experience that you could possibly offer.

The personal service

However most of all we hope you will simply enjoy the personal service and consistent taste experiences that will please satisfy surprise and even sometimes just astonish.

Tastes and textures that only Premium Quality meat- traditionally slow reared, matured for the right time, and cut to perfection - can produce.

New Trade Website

We have just launched our new Trade website which shows our extensive range of Products with full descriptions - as well as specialist Chefs sections including Nose to Tail Cuts, Sous Vide Cuts and much more

To gain access please log on to www.godfreystrade.co where you can register for your unique password to view and order directly from the new fully illustrated website.

Or Alternatively please don’t hesitate to give us a call to either Phillip or myself on 020 7561 1713 or simply email us on phillip@godfreys.co to experience what it means to be a personal Godfrey’s customer.

Jeremy Phillip
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