The Ultimate Butcher Shop Picnic Guide

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As spring’s vibrant colors breathe new life into the world, it’s the perfect time to embrace the great outdoors with a delightful picnic. Elevate your picnic experience with the finest meats and delicacies from our local butcher shop, conveniently located for pickup in Lancaster and serving the surrounding areas of Morecambe, Hest Bank, and beyond.

With nationwide meat delivery available, our premium cuts are just a click away, ensuring that picnics anywhere in the country are graced with our exquisite offerings. In this guide, we’ll delve into everything you need to plan the perfect picnic, from mouth-watering recipes and amazing coleslaw to our delectable deli items available in-store. Don’t overlook our pantry items, including sauces, chutneys, and jams, both online and in-store, to round out your picnic spread impeccably.

1. Selecting the Perfect Meats and Other Food Items:

Before embarking on your picnic adventure, why not pay a visit to our butcher & farm shop? Here, you can handpick the freshest and most flavourful meats to elevate your outdoor picnic experience. Choose from succulent steaks, gourmet sausages, and tender chicken skewers, ensuring there’s something to suit every palate. But the delights don’t stop there! We also offer an amazing selection of sides and desserts to complement your picnic feast. Is a picnic really complete without indulging in some strawberries and cream? Or perhaps you’d like to treat yourself to one of our mouth-watering homemade pies? Whatever your cravings, we’ve got you covered for a picnic experience that’s sure to delight all your senses.

2. Packing Essentials

Ensure your picnic is well-equipped by gathering essential items. These include a robust picnic basket or cooler, cozy picnic blankets, reusable plates and utensils, soft napkins, sunscreen to shield against the sun’s rays, and a selection of refreshing beverages. While you’re in-store, don’t miss the chance to elevate your picnic experience with our delightful range of Mr Fitzpatrick’s Cordials or Belvoir Farm Refreshments.

3. Picnic-Ready Recipes:

No picnic is complete without delicious homemade dishes. Here are some picnic-perfect recipes featuring premium meats from our butcher shop:

  • Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken Skewers: Marinate chicken in a zesty blend of lemon, garlic, and fresh herbs, these skewers are perfect for sharing. Serve with our amazing coleslaw and a tangy yogurt dip for extra indulgence. And if you’re short on time, simply pick up one of our pre-marinated chicken skewers for a hassle-free picnic feast!
  • Ploughman’s Board: Craft a picturesque platter highlighting the finest offerings from our shop. Build your board with an array of savoury delights, including our cheeses, flavourful pork pies, succulent ham, ripe tomatoes bursting with flavour, and an assortment of our delectable chutneys, such as our Apple and Garlic Chutney by Mrs. Darlington’s Complement these savoury treats with crusty bread, crackers, olives, nuts, and dried fruits for a rustic yet elegant spread that captures the essence of a classic Ploughman’s feast. Perfect for picnics or any gathering where good food and great company are cherished.
  • Caprese Sandwiches with Balsamic Glazed Steak Strips: Elevate classic sandwiches by adding tender steak strips glazed with balsamic reduction. Layer with ripe tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil leaves, and steak strips between slices of crusty bread for a gourmet treat.

4. Embracing Nature:

Venture outdoors to discover the ideal picnic spot amidst the beauty of William’s Park in Lancaster or Morecambe Bay’s Seaside. Alternatively, embark on a day out amidst the stunning landscapes of the Lakes. Whether nestled in a scenic park, along the tranquil shores of the beach, or within the serene ambiance of a forest grove, take the opportunity to immerse yourself in nature’s splendour and relish the simple joys of al fresco dining.

With the finest meats from our butcher shop and a touch of picnic ingenuity, create an unforgettable outdoor dining experience that celebrates the flavours of spring. Grab your picnic basket, gather your loved ones, and embark on a culinary adventure that will delight all your senses. Here’s to picnicking in style and making memories that will last a lifetime!

Psst! Don’t forget to tag us when you’re indulging in those scrumptious picnic treats! We want to see your epic picnic moments! So don’t hold back. Share with us your delightful picnic spread! 🧺📷 #TheCountrystyleWay #CountryStyleMeats #PicnicPerfection

Let’s Grill & Chill: Nationwide Delivery from Lancaster’s Finest Butcher!

Hey Burger Buddies,

The Easter eggs might be gone, but the grilling fun is just getting started at CountryStyle Meats in Lancaster! Get ready to shake off those post-Easter blues and dive into our sizzling selection of burgers, packed with flavour and delivered straight to your door across the UK. Let’s turn up the heat and kick off Spring with a bang!

Spring’s Grill-Ready Bounty:

Spring has sprung, and our butcher counter is bursting with burger goodness! From mouth-watering Lamb patties to classic Beef beauties, we’ve got the meats to make your taste buds sing. And the best part? You can enjoy our delicious burgers no matter where you are in the UK – just a few clicks away with nationwide delivery!

Burger Bliss at Every Bite:

Ready to take your burger game to the next level? Our expert butchers have handpicked the juiciest cuts and crafted the tastiest blends, all available for nationwide delivery. Whether you’re craving a cheddar cheese filled Cheeseburger, a Tennessee BBQ Brisket burger, or a Chilli Beef Masterpiece, we’ve got the perfect patty with your name on it!

Butcher’s Burger Picks:

Classic Beef Burgers: Juicy, flavourful, and guaranteed to hit the spot every time.

Minted Lamb Burgers: A taste of spring on a bun, with tender meat and a hint of herbaceous goodness.

Gourmet Chicken Burgers: Light, lean, and bursting with flavour – perfect for guilt-free indulgence.

Short-Rib Beef Burgers: Crafted from the juiciest cuts of short rib beef, these bad boys are packed with flavour and attitude.

Farm-Fresh & Flavourful:

At CountryStyle Meats, we’re all about bringing you the freshest, highest quality meats from farm to table. We work closely with local farmers & suppliers who share our commitment to quality and taste, ensuring that every bite you take is bursting with flavour and raised with care.

Don’t Feel Like Cooking?

No worries! Swing by our Restaurant and let us do the cooking for you. Sink your teeth into our juicy Tennessee BBQ Brisket burger, get cosy with our Minted Lamb Burgers, go veggie with some seriously tasty sliders, or try one of our new additions like our BBQ Pork Ribs. Trust us, it’s way more fun than doing the dishes!

Join the Burger Bonanza:

So, what are you waiting for, burger lovers? Whether you’re in Lancaster, Lancashire or beyond, CountryStyle Meats has your back with nationwide delivery. Let’s fire up those grills, flip those patties, and savour the taste of spring together – one delicious bite at a time!

Psst! Don’t forget to tag us! when you’re sinking your teeth into those delicious burgers! We wanna see your epic burger moments! So don’t be shy. Show us how you burger like a boss! 🍔📷 #TheCountrystyleWay #CountryStyleMeats #BurgerBoss

Easter Feasting in Lancaster: Let’s celebrate together!

Hey there, Lancaster folks! Easter is knocking on our doors, and we’re here to make sure it’s a celebration to remember. Whether you’re running around for last-minute shopping, searching for the perfect gift for your Easter lunch host, or simply craving a stress-free feast, we’ve got you covered!

At CountryStyle Meats, we’re pulling out all the stops to ensure your Easter spread is nothing short of spectacular. Forgot to stock up for your roast? No worries! Swing by our Farm Shop and Butchery in Lancaster, and we’ll hook you up with everything you need. Our Doors are open as usual, so you can shop stress-free and get back to enjoying the festivities.

But wait, there is more! We’re excited to announce some mouth-watering additions to our menu: Mexican style Mississippi BBQ Pork Ribs and Chicken Wings! Picture this: tender, fall-of-the-bone ribs smothered in Mississippi BBQ Sauce, and crispy, flavourful chicken wings cooked to perfection. It’s the ultimate Easter indulgence that’ll have you coming back for seconds.

Feeling tempted yet?
If the thought of cooking has you feeling overwhelmed, let us take care of the hard work for you. Treat yourself and your loved ones to our Sunday carvery or kick back and relax with a leisurely breakfast or lunch on Easter Monday. Our talented chefs are whipping up a storm in the kitchen, crafting a menu bursting with seasonal flavours and classic favourites.

And if you are still on the hunt for a thoughtful gift for your Easter lunch host, look no further. Swing by and check out or selection of last-minute gifts, including our excellent range of Homeware, gourmet treats to fine wines and artisanal delights, guaranteed to impress.

So, what are you waiting for, Lancaster?! Let’s make this Easter one to remember.

Gather your friends and family, reserve your table at CountryStyle Kitchen, and let’s indulge in a feast fit for the occasion.

See you soon, and Happy Easter from all of us at CountryStyle Meats!

Opening Times over Easter:


Friday the 29th                  9:00 – 15:00

Saturday the 30th             9:00 – 15:00

Sunday the 31st                9:00 – 18:00 (Carvery only on Sundays)

Monday the 1st                 9:00 – 15:00 (Only open on Mondays this Easter Weekend!)

Farm Shop (Including Butcher) :

Friday the 29th                  9:00 – 17:00

Saturday the 30th             9:00 – 17:00

Sunday the 31st                9:00 – 16:00

Monday the 1st                 9:00 – 17:00

Biltong: Tasty AND Good For You

Biltong and Droewors: A Taste of South Africa

Biltong and droewors are two of South Africa’s most beloved dried meats. They are made from beef or game meat that is marinated in a mixture of spices and then dried for several days. Biltong is a bit harder and drier than droewors, which is softer and more flavorful. Both are high in protein and low in fat, making them a healthy and satisfying snack.

What is Biltong?

Biltong is made by cutting beef or game meat into thin strips and then marinating it in a mixture of vinegar, salt, coriander, black pepper, and other spices. The meat is then hung to dry in a cool, dry place for several days. Biltong can be eaten on its own or used in recipes.

What is Droewors?

Droewors is made by grinding beef or game meat and then mixing it with spices, such as coriander, nutmeg, and cloves. The mixture is then stuffed into thin sausage casings and dried for several days. Droewors is a popular snack food and is often eaten with cheese or fruit.

How to Eat Biltong and Droewors

Biltong and droewors can be eaten on their own or used in recipes. They can be sliced thin and added to sandwiches, salads, and wraps. They can also be ground up and used to make burgers, meatballs, and sausage.

Where to Buy Biltong and Droewors

Biltong and droewors can be found at South African grocery stores and online retailers. They can also be made at home, but it is a time-consuming process.

Nutritional Value of Biltong and Droewors

Biltong and droewors are high in protein and low in fat. They are also a good source of iron, zinc, and vitamin B12.

Health Benefits of Biltong and Droewors

Biltong and droewors are a healthy snack that can help you feel full and satisfied. They are also a good source of protein, which is essential for building and repairing muscle tissue.

You can try them yourself by ordering them from our website:

BBQ Season

BBQ Season is Here!

It’s that time of year again when the weather is warm and sunny and all you want to do is fire up the grill and cook some delicious food. BBQ season is here, and there’s no better way to enjoy it than with a few friends and family around.

why not check out what we have to offer:


Here are a few tips for making the most of your BBQ season:

  • Choose the right meat. If you’re not sure what to cook, ask your butcher for recommendations. They can help you choose the right cut of meat for your grill and your budget.
  • Marinate your meat. Marinating meat helps to tenderize it and add flavour. There are endless recipes for marinades, so find one that you like and experiment.
  • Don’t overcook your meat. Overcooked meat will be dry and tough. Use a meat thermometer to check for doneness.
  • Let your meat rest before slicing. This will help the juices redistribute throughout the meat, making it more tender and flavorful.
  • Serve with your favourite sides. BBQ is a great time to get creative with your sides. Try grilled corn on the cob, potato salad, or macaroni and cheese.

With these tips, you’ll be sure to have a successful BBQ season. So fire up the grill and get cooking!


🏆 WIN!!! 🏆
To celebrate the King’s Coronation on the 6th of May, we are giving one lucky customer a free Barbecue pack worth £20.

To enter:
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Pack Contains:
– 4 Pieces of Chicken
– 4 Beef burgers
– 4 Steaks
– 4 Pork Steaks
– 4 Pork Sausage

Closing Date Saturday 6th May 2023 @ 9:00 am – the winner will be drawn on Saturday 6th May 2023.
🍀Good luck!!🍀


Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day why not treat your special someone to the perfect meal idea, to one of our “Mum” patterned pastry homemade pies, Available in either Steak or Cheese & Onion?

For convenience why not place an order through our Website and collect in-store when it best suits you? (Click & Collect Only)

See our wide range of mother’s day gifts ranging from cards, sweet treats, wines and much more in-store

Hampers are currently available in the farmshop and our eBay shop, be sure to keep an eye out.

Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air! this valentine’s day why not treat your special someone to the perfect meal for two with our amazing selection of steaks?

Why not try something new with our all-new heart-shaped, caramelised red onion burgers?

Additionally, top off your meal with our in-store special offer of 2 for £12.99 on a selection of wines.

Burns Night 2023

Burns Night – Wednesday 25th January

Pick up a Scottish speciality dish from Countrystyle Meats to celebrate Burns Night 2023. Our Butchers have been busy preparing and sourcing a range of items for you, including Haggis Balls, Highland Battenburg, Haggis Pinwheels and Chicken Balmoral. Perfect with tatties and veg

Only offered instore