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

Christmas Meat Orders

Due to the busy nature of our shop at this time of year, the last delivery before Christmas will be Saturday 10th December 2022 and deliveries will re-commence in the new year from Wednesday 11th January 2023.

The Click& Collect option will also be unavailable at this time, any non-Christmas orders will be taken over the phone (01524 841 111) for collection in-store. Christmas orders are being taken in-store now. The last day to place your Christmas order in-store is Sunday 11th December 2022.

Christmas products are now available in our Christmas Category ideal for freezing, and ready for Christmas.

We have select Christmas products in our under the butcher’s category available for freezing, ready in time for Christmas.

Please be aware whole Turkeys are ONLY available to purchase in-store.

What’s in Season – Autumn


As the evenings turn darker, the weather cools down and the leaves are changing colour and fall from the trees, we can certainly see signs that Autumn is here. It has been suggested that we as humans should “eat with the seasons”, but what’s in season in Autumn? Look at our handy guide below to find out.


Mothers Day 2022

Sunday 27th March 2022

Treat the special lady in your life to something special this Mother’s Day. We have a range of gifts from Emma Bridgewater, Grandma Wilds, Alex Clark, Wax Lyrical, Steven Brown and Wrendale Designs.

Or for something different why not treat her to some meat from our butcher counter for a delicious treat? 

Visit the Farmshop and Butchers for more ideas.