Welcome to Downings Butchers of Tavistock
* Established in 1989 - celebrating over 26 years in business *

Sending fresh free-range meat from the tranquil Devon/Cornwall border -
STRAIGHT TO YOUR HOME OR PLACE OF WORK.


Also free local delivery and collection available from 5-7 Pepper Street via this website -
any queries telephone 01822 819759 or 01822 618010.







We rear our own cattle on our land at Brentor, pictured above, which are available to purchase periodically throughout the year. Contact us for details of breed availability. We are happy to reserve the required cuts for our customers.
Please see our Cattle section for more photographs.


The remainder of our meat is sourced from local farms and we strive to maintain the highest welfare of the animal at all times. If you require anything you can't see advertised, please contact us and we will do our utmost to help you.



We have a Hog Roast Machine on which we can cook beef, lamb, pork or chicken, just let us know what you require and leave the rest to us. John is pictured above about to carve a succulent pig with delicious crackling.
Details in our special occasions section.


To ensure your meat stays in top condition, we recommend keeping it refrigerated and using it within 2 days. Alternatively, simply freeze. Unlike some pre-packaged meat, we don't use any form of preservatives so you receive it as nature intended.

If you have your own livestock, we can arrange to have them slaughtered and butchered to your requirements and can also use them to make your own sausages and burgers. Please contact us for further details.