About Us

About Hanks Meat & Game

Meet the skilled artisan behind the counter, a butcher extraordinaire with a passion for quality and a taste for excellence. Winner of the Apprentice Butcher of the Year in 2003, a finalist in BBC 3's Young Butcher of the Year, and consistently recognized as the Best Game Butcher, our expert boasts a rich legacy in the world of meat craftsmanship.

With a family-run butcher shop, our focus revolves around local produce – from the succulent Longhorn beef matured for 28 days to the finest cuts of lamb, pork, poultry, and a diverse range of game sourced from Herefordshire shoots. But it doesn't stop there. Our homemade sausages, burgers, dry-cured bacon, and an array of pies and pastries showcase a dedication to the culinary arts.

Not just a local favorite, we supply esteemed establishments like restaurants, hotels, pubs, schools, and nursing homes. Our commitment extends to nationwide next-day delivery, ensuring that the taste of our exceptional meats reaches far and wide.

But behind the accolades lies a person deeply connected to the craft, someone who loves creating culinary experiences for others. So, step into our world of flavor, where expertise meets passion, and every cut tells a story of dedication to the art of butchery.

Our Ethos

Embracing local farms and championing community support is the cornerstone of our ethos. We take great pride in crafting virtually everything we sell, establishing a genuine bond with local farmers. This commitment not only elevates the quality of our products, but it also fortifies the connection with the exciting rural food landscape of the Three Counties.

Beef – Sourced within 3 miles of the shop in Ross on Wye, using traditional breeds such as pedigree Longhorn, Dexters and of course world famous Herefords. Matured and butchered in the traditional manner on site by our highly skilled team.

Lamb – Elaine Arthurs is a 4th generation farmer benefiting from the rich Herefordshire pastures, she provides us with breeds chosen to produce premium animals for the best flavour profile.

Pork -  We source our pork from Alexander and Angell Farms from Gloucestershire. They rear a cross between the two breeds: Landrace and Large White. The Landrace is known for producing lots of piglets and is characteristic in its longer loin which is optimal for the fork end of the supply chain. The Large white provide a hardy breed to cross with as it can sustain a variety of environmental factors.

Game – We are renowned for our quality local game which is available for mail order nationwide with our accolades including being national “Game Butcher of the Year” 3 years running. Sourcing from local estates and also Tim hunting and harvesting a portion of the game himself ensuring the quality is up to the highest standard that Hanks’ have become known for.

Deli – Producing the majority of our cooked goods on site, our skilled team use only the best fresh components available to us to create tasty meal ideas for our customers. By making our products in house we are able to take any special requests given 3 days notice.

Our insistence of making everything from scratch adds a distinctive touch to each item making it more than a distinctive purchase – is a reflection of our dedication to authenticity and supporting our local community collaboration.

We take pride in providing exceptional meat to both individuals and restaurants

Meet The Team


Tim started his butchering career at 15, working as a Saturday boy in the shop that he now owns.

In his spare time Tim likes to go shooting, cooking at home and most importantly, spending time with his family.

His favourite TV programme is Last Kingdom and favourite film is Role Models.

A fun fact about Tim is that he likes to travel to different countries observing various animal species.


Dave is one of our most experienced butchers, he’s been in the trade since the age of 15.

He likes to spend his spare time with his family and going out for breakfast on his day off. Dave also enjoys watching a Western on the tv with a drink in hand.

Fun fact about Dave is that his Dad used to have a butchers shop, which is where he learnt the trade, which was then turned into a fish and chip shop where Dave continued to work and earned the nickname ‘Chip’.


John is also one of our most experienced butchers, having clocked up 46 years in the industry.

In his spare time he likes to go shooting and also spending time renovating his cottage.

He says his favourite film is Saving Private Ryan and he also likes to watch Escape to the country.


Steve is one of our newest members of the team and has 38 years in butchery.

He likes to spend his spare time relaxing at home at the weekends.

His favourite film is Schindler’s list and he also enjoys watching Only Fools and Horses.


Daryl is one of our younger members of the team and he’s been with us for 3 years.

In his spare time he likes to go on long walks by the river with his two sausage dogs, Ruby and Rosie.

He also enjoys gardening and playing on his Xbox.


Morgan is our current apprentice, having been at the shop for about a year and is really enjoying learning the trade.

He enjoys shooting and fishing in his spare time.

His favourite TV show is Meateaters.

A fun fact about Morgan is that he’s a qualified tree surgeon.


Jackie’s been with us since October 2018, she started as our cook and now is serving our customers in the shop.

When she’s not working, she likes to spend time with her family and travelling to various destinations for holidays.

Jackie’s favourite movie is the classic, Dirty Dancing.

A fun fact is that Jackie also volunteers at the Hereford FC ticket office.


Kate has been with us for about 18 months now, serving our customers in the shop.

In her spare time she travels around attending different events with her sweet van.

Kate also really enjoys her holidays, travelling to different countries and soaking up the sun.

Her guilty pleasure is watching Love Island!


Aimee is our chief sausage maker, filling our counters with several flavours of sausage.

She has 12 years of experience in the industry and likes to spend her free time farming her sheep and cows at home.

A fun fact about Aimee is that she likes to go wild swimming, the colder the better!


Nicky is our cook, with 22 years of experience, she makes sure our cooked counter is full of treats such as sausage rolls, pasties, quiches, pork pies and gravy pies.

She’s also a keen baker in her spare time as well as maintaining her vegetable garden.

Nicky’s favourite film is The Matrix and she also enjoys the series Reacher, a fun fact is that you may also find her at the weekends, rocking out in a mosh pit!

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