Cotswolds through & through...
Jesse Smith Butchers is a family owned company, based in the town of Cirencester. Our Head Office and state-of-the-art wholesale preparation facility is here and we have a string of Butcher`s Shops situated around the Cotswold`s, along with Kitchen & Catering Unit.
From humble beginnings with just a handful of devoted customers, we now collaborate with many of the best local chefs and restaurateurs. Our reputation has been built on our uncompromising commitment to provenance, fair trade with farmers and especially sourcing the finest quality produce.
Six generations of the Smith family have been Cirencester butchers. Daniel, the third generation, is the ‘D. Smith’ of the left-hand side in this view (c.1880); his sons Daniel (b.1849) and Jesse (b.1851) are the ‘D. & J. Smith’ of the right-hand side of the shop.
Another brother was a butcher in Fair ford. Jesse wears a bowler and stands second left. He succeeded to the business when his brother emigrated to New Zealand and subsequently remodelled the premises into a single frontage of true Edwardian character; this remains today as a welcome feature amidst the aluminum and plastic.
A pillar of the local community, Jesse upheld the nonconformist traditions of many tradesmen and was treasurer of the Congregational Church for over 30 years. As a fine judge of cattle he served at Tet bury Fat stock Show for 25 years and once at Smithfield.
We`re all about…
Flavour – from an outstanding rib of beef to our favourite hung sirloin on the bone, we’ve scoured the very best to bring you products which are bursting with flavour.
Discovery – sample a new cuisine with our tasting evenings and samples at our shops; taste our tender and succulent old spot pork to our exceptionally tender new-season lamb, with a beautifully sweet and subtle flavour. - There’s a world of flavour to explore at Jesse Smith.
Provenance – we source with care from producers who share our passion for flavour and quality enabling you to enjoy the best of British produce.
Excitement – bring theatre to your table with a Himalayan salt plate; try your hand at sausage making– let your creativity run wild at Jesse Smith!
Authority – we’ve tasted the ingredients and cooked with our condiments. We have the best job in the world! So if you need help & advice just give us a ring – we’re always happy to help.
Service – we work hard to bring you the best possible service and consistently enjoy exceptionally high customer satisfaction.