Butchery Demonstration Purchase Confirmation

Thank you for purchasing tickets for our Butchery Demonstration.

Important information:

You will receive a reciept from PayPal by email for your purchase. Please print out a copy of this receipt, or have it available on your phone, when you attend the demonstration – the receipt is your ticket, no tickets are mailed to you.

If you have any questions you are welcome to contact us and we will be happy to help.



18.45 – 19.00 Introduction

Welcome and catch your breath after a long day with a glass of wine and some of our very own James Whelan sausage rolls.

19.00 – 19.20 Knife Play

This introduction to the course starts with the most important tip of all : using knives safely. We know that a blunt knife is a dangerous knife, so we will demonstrate the correct sharpening process of knives, what tools to use when sharpening and how to approach different knives in different ways. At the end of the evening, we will present you with your own knife and protective glove which will be invaluable for safely managing butchery at home.

19.20 – 20.20 A Celebration of Pork

We begin our meat demonstration by focusing on cutting and butchering an entire side of pork. During this section, you will gain a better understanding of all the cuts, how to cook them and give you the confidence to walk into a butcher’s shop and buy whatever you want. We also explain the characteristics of what makes really superb pork.

20.20- 20.30 Break

A quick break to stretch your legs

20.30-21.30 The Sweet Secrets of Beef

During this demonstration, we ignore the familiar and concentrate on the forequarter of beef to show you the more unfamiliar cuts of beef including the Jacobs Ladder, the Blade, Feather and Bowler steaks.

21.30-22.00 Nibbles and Natter

Please join us for a glass of wine and sample some of our slow roasted pulled pork shoulder, while we chat about what we’ve learned during the evening. You’ll leave with a new found appreciation of the magic of meat and a gift bag containing a knife, a protective glove, some of our fabulous meat and recipe sheets.