Explore Independent Cambridge - Cambridge Mill Road Butchers


With the help of Independent Cambridge - the community of ‘real’ Cambridge - Cambridge Network continues its weekly exploration of the best independent shops, cafés, restaurants, people, businesses, venues and events in Cambridge and the surrounding area. This week: Cambridge Mill Road Butchers.

In recent years, the local food scene has blossomed into an incredible network of first-class suppliers and providers. Keeping at the top of their game takes hard work and passion, but some indies can stay the distance – Cambridge Mill Road Butchers for one.

With award-winning city chefs championing their produce including Mark Poynton (MJP Restaurant), Daniel Clifford (Midsummer House) and Sam Carter (Restaurant 22), and a loyal and happy customer base, this indie gem is doing everything possible to stay at the top.

It’s a position that builds on great tradition too. 114 Mill Road, where the newly-refurbished shop is located, is a real slice of Cambridge high street history; there’s been a butcher on the same site since the early 1900s. Now the core team – Gary Howlett (owner), Daniel Northrop and Michael Malloy – are bringing things right up to date.

Their meat is sourced direct from high-quality, free-range farms and can be traced back to its origins. Pork from Dingley Dell Farm in Suffolk, chickens from the Sutton Hoo Chicken company in Woodbridge, and quails from Norfolk. The amazing choice of beef includes breeds such as Aberdeen Angus, Hereford and British Blue and is grass-fed, dry-aged and highly-marbled. They also prepare and sell scotch eggs and sausage rolls and come game season, treat yourself to fallow, red deer and game birds, all sourced from local private estates.

Cambridge Mill Road Butchers
114 Mill Road, Cambridge CB1 2BQ
Telephone 01223 354779

Discover unique boutiques and boutique hotels mingled with communities of artists and craftspeople. Sample an award-winning restaurant or thriving little café tucked away in a back street – all easy to locate via the comprehensive Independent Cambridge directory.  It features hundreds of local traders, artists, makers, producers, venues and events – all of which play a part in the real life of the city and local area. Run by long-term residents with a true passion for all things indie, the site is packed with valuable insider knowledge of the local scene. And whoever you are - resident or visitor; whatever you search for, read about and choose to visit, you can be sure it’s independent!

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