Welcome to Martin's Meats - a traditional butchers with a modern approach

Based in the heart of the Cotswolds, Martin’s Meats is the home of longhorn beef. We produce, age, cut and pack the finest longhorn and traditional breeds of  beef for retail and the restaurant trade. We also supply Gloucester old Spot and Middle White pork, Cotswold Reared Lamb and Free Range Poultry and Game.

We are one of only a handful of butchers in the UK to age our meat in a unique Himalayan Salt Chamber which enhances the flavour and tenderness of the meat. Our passion to produce the finest meat  was rewarded in 2013 when we won the best product in the South West with our 28 day dry aged longhorn Cote de Boeuf at the Great Taste Awards, widely recognised as The Oscars of the food world and the biggest food awards of Great Britain and Europe. Our customers include Michelin Star Chef, Marcus Ashenford who states ” the best sirloin I have ever tasted”.

Open 6 days a week, customers can visit us in person, order via the telephone or the website for Local and Nationwide delivery.

New for 2016  the Longhorn retro 1979 Bedford Beef Truck, which will be available to hire for parties, weddings and festivals .

We let our meat sell itself

From Jamies Oliver’s 15 to The Plough at Ford the chefs that select and cook our meat choose us for a reason. They know that we provide unrivaled quality and service that’s second to none!

Great Taste Awards 2016

Great Taste, the world’s most coveted blind-tasted food awards, which celebrates the very best in food and drink, has announced the Great Taste stars of 2016.

Out of 10,000 products to be judged, Martins Meats Cheltenham Gloucestershire was awarded

  • 4 x 3 stars (including 3 in the Top 50) ,
  • 6 x 2 stars,
  • 3 x 1 stars.

3 products were awarded Top 50 Great Taste Award status and the Longhorn 30 day salt-aged beef Topside has also been nominated for the Golden Fork Award to be announced in September 2016.


Winner in this category included:

  • 35 day dry aged Longhorn Sirloin Steak
  • Longhorn 30 day dry aged T – bone steak
  • Gloucester Old Spot Pork Chop

Winner in this category included:

  • Cotswold Lamb Burger
  • Old fashioned Framers Fat Bacon
  • Gloucester Old Spot Collar Bacon
  • Longhorn Burger Gluten Free
  • Cotswold Rack of Lamb
  • Cotswold Leg of Lamb

Winner in this category included:

  • Longhorn Topside
  • Longhorn Burger
  • Longhorn Wing Rib/ Sirloin on the bone
  • Gloucester Old Spot Gammon Steak

Winner in this category included:

  • Longhorn Topside*
  • Longhorn Wing Rib/ Sirloin on the bone
  • Gloucester Old Spot Gammon Steak
    *Golden Fork nominee