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Brendan Anderton Butchers Ltd has been supplying quality British meat to its loyal customers since 1972.

Brendan and Petrina laid the foundations of the business on time-honoured skills and traditional values.  They committed to sourcing only the best locally reared farm assured meat and to delivering a first class service.

Family run, all five members of the family – Brendan, Petrina, Emma, Austin and Roger – are very much ‘part and parcel’ of the business. They are ably assisted by a loyal and hardworking Anderton’s Ribble Valley Butchers (ARVB) team.

ARVB is an established Ribble Valleys business and one oldest retail outlets in Longridge. Initially known as a traditional butchers shop, ARVB supply food consortium’s, food service, restaurants, pubs, café, nursing homes, schools, colleges, universities, hospitals, factories and retail outlets.

ARVB supply all species and all cuts. The aim is to understand the customers’ business needs and tailor the service and products to these requirements.  

You will be advised by ‘meat-men’ not ‘salesmen’ and will be offered cuts and products that are fit for purpose in terms of use, quality and price: Meat produced at its best, fresh and traditionally butchered. We can even produce products bespoke to you! 

Our ARVB Catering Site is a fully approved cutting plant: Licence No.4834 and we are regularly monitored by the Meat Hygiene Standards on behalf of the FSA.

All areas are temperature controlled and monitored by high tech systems providing a complete cold chain throughout production to delivery.  We have fully written procedures and a HACCP plan which is continually reviewed by our employees and an externally verified to ensure full compliance.

We are 3rd Party accredited to AMPS who represent independent Meat Retailers and hold a valid Meat Claim and Origin Certificate for Farm Assured Products and Pre-Stunned HALAL.  We are also members of the AHDB Quality Control Scheme and are audited annually to ensure continued compliance with their respective operational standards.

Andertons Ribble Valley Butchers are also members of the NACB (National Association of Catering Butchers), ‘Made in Lancashire’ and are pleased to be one of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution ambassadors.

Proud members of the Q-Guild of Butchers, The traditional butchers’ shop Longridge has remained ‘old school’ and is rated ‘5 Star’ by the local authority.

ARVB continue to maintain Brendan’s early 70’s business ethic of Quality, Service and Civility.   It would be fair to say that this ethos has stood the test of time.  Maintaining a personal and bespoke approach to customers has, and always will be, paramount to the way we do business.