SUPPORT local with one of these Dorset meat hampers this National Butchers' Week. 

This week marks one of the most popular events in the butchery calendar, National Butchers' Week from 8-14 March.

The National Butchers’ Week highlights the great work being done by butchers from around the UK that sets them apart from the competition. 

Butchers shops form a vital part of the community - as part of this national week we wanted to showcase how accessible they really are for all budgets. 

Shopping locally helps to support the community that we are a part of and it also enables you to ensure you are eating the highest quality and welfare meat available.

Meat hampers, boxes or packs are a great budget friendly way of picking up a diverse range of meat at a brilliant price point. 

Here are some of the best deals from butchers in and around Bournemouth: 

Peter Treble Butchers - Westbourne 

  • Meat hamper: £25

Bournemouth Echo:

Lockdown meat hamper at Peter Treble Butchers

Peter Treble Butchers, lovingly known as the Westbourne Butchers by residents, are famous for their high-quality meat and affordable prices. 

Located on Poole Road one of their best value meat hampers is their 'lockdown deal' for a bargain £25. 

Included in the deal you receive one large whole chicken, eight of their award-winning sausages, four chicken breasts, four pork steaks and one kg of steak mince.

They also offer BBQ hampers for £22 as well as a range of other deals.

Find out more on their website.

Webster Family Butchers Ltd - Winton and Southbourne

  • Meat hampers: £14.99, £24.99 and £34.99

Bournemouth Echo:

Large meat pack at Webster Family Butcher

Established in 2015 Webster Family Butcher have quickly become well-known in the area for their incredible produce and delicatessen. 

They offer a range of meat boxes to suit all budgets and all sizes of household. 

The small meat box costs £14.99 and contains 400g of grass fed mince or braising steak, two free range chicken breasts, six pork sausages and six rashers of back bacon. 

Whilst their large meat box costs £34.99 and contains the same as the small plus an additional two grass fed lamb shanks and either a 1.5Kg whole chicken, 1Kg gammon joint or 800g beef roasting joint.​

Find out more on their website. 

Neals and Son Butchers - Tuckton

  • Meat hampers: £29.99

Bournemouth Echo:

Medium meat pack at Neals and Son Butchers

Neals and Son Butchers in Tuckton have three different meat packs to choose from including a medium for £29.99, large for £68.17 and a super lean pack for £45.99.

Not ones to disappoint or go easy on the portion size, Neals' meat packs are incredible value for money with the quantity of meat you receive.

The medium pack contains 500g prime beef mince, four chicken fillets, 500g diced braising beef, four boneless lamb chops and 1000g boneless pork shoulder for £29.99. 

Find out more on their website.

Oakley Village Butchers - Broadstone and Merley

  • Meat hampers: £35

Bournemouth Echo:

Meat counter at Oakley Village Butchers

This traditional butchers in Broadstone and Merley offer a huge range of meat, game, poultry and deli items. 

They have a range of hampers to suit different family sizes including a couples pack for £35 and a family pack for £55.

All of Oakley's meat is of the highest standard and locally sourced - the beef is sourced from reputable farms in the South of England and all of  the regular lamb they use is a cross between Dorset down and Texell breeds.

Find out more on their website.