Berkswell Traditional Farmstead Meats
It might be run from a shack down a track in rural Warwickshire but Berkswell Traditional Farmstead Meats sells the finest produce from local farmers and beyond. It is run by Phil Tuckey and his son Richard, who have a passion for slowly-grown rare-breed and heritage-breed meat, including beef from Dexter and White Park cows, pork from Berkshire and Tamworth pigs and mutton from the Orkneys.
The difference between supermarket pork and what Berkswell offers is striking. For example, the layer of fat on Berkswell’s pork is far thicker because the pigs have been grown slowly and properly fattened. And it’s that intramuscular fat that boosts flavour and succulence.
Berkswell also specialises in properly dry-aged beef such as 60-day aged Dexter T-bone and the very special meat from White Park cattle.
Our message is to get yourself over there and support Berkswell. Enjoy the personal service you’ll receive, the variety of breeds and the quality of the meat. Do call ahead to find out what’s available first – 01676 522409.
Article and photos by GFC’s Birmingham correspondent, Lap-fai Lee