Butcher in Seal in the 19th century

Our Story

Master Butcher Robert Martin and the family were trained by Robert's late father, Chris, who had over 40 years' experience in supplying premium quality and superb tasting meat and poultry.

Since records began, there has been a butcher in Seal from 1861, serving high quality meats and poultry. Now established as H W Coldbreath, the business has grown along with the Martin family's prize-winning herd of cattle which supplies the butchers with delicious beef.

More than 40 years in business has enabled us to build strong relationships with regional farmers, ensuring the highest living and welfare standards of the animals and, ultimately, the best quality meat for our customers.

At H W Coldbreath, our commitment to excellence is seen from pasture to the plate, with all meat and free-range poultry fully traceable and sourced from farmers who have been specially selected by the family for their commitment to high standards of breeding and feeding. Our meat is slaughtered at our local abattoir and hung at our shop to ensure that the quality of our products remains consistently high.

We're a family business and we are proud to supply the National Trust, local independent schools, fine food restaurants and golf clubs, so be sure to look out for where's good to eat.

We value our feedback from our customers and we're always here to answer any questions you may have, whether it's which cuts of meat are most suitable for particular dishes or advice on cooking times.