Welcome to J & S Downing,
Family Butchers

5-7 Pepper Street, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 0BD.
Tel: 01822 819759 or 01822 618010.
18 Fore Street, Bere Alston, Yelverton, Devon,
PL20 7AD. Tel: 01822 840258.

* Established in 1989 *

Delivering fresh free-range meat throughout the UK using a courier service.

We also deliver, free of charge, on orders over £15 within a 10-mile radius of Tavistock town centre, including free delivery to Plymouth/Saltash/Callington areas on a Tuesday and a Friday.

* If you're not going to be home, please leave a cool box or have a neighbour on standby *

We can also supply bread, fruit and vegetables and milk. Please ring to place your order if you require something we haven't got listed on our website.

A lot of our customers have asked if this service is only being provided during the current uncertain times. The answer to this is 'no.' We have delivered to local hotels and restaurants along with private houses for the last 33 years, so please be assured, we will still continue to do so.

Uk delivery, local delivery and collection in person available from 5-7 Pepper Street via this website - any queries telephone 01822 819759, 01822 618010 or email: downingsbutchers1@btinternet.com






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.

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.