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750 Years of Family Heritage

The Owton family have farmed the land at Chalcroft for over 750 years and over the last 40 years Owton’s Traditional Family Butchers has established itself as one of finest butchers and farm shop proprietors in the country.

The Owton family have been farming on Chalcroft Farm for over 750 years with the earliest known records dating back to 1257. Rob Owton’s father traded cattle and wholesale meat to trade in the 1920’s. In the 1960’s Rob was faced with the difficult decision between farming and butchery. He chose to work with his father in his wholesale meat business as farming would have meant working 7 days a week.

Founded in 1976 at Chalcroft Farm by Rob and Gill Owton

From our modern day headquarters in Chalcroft Farm, near Southampton, Owton’s offers top quality meat products online. 

Rob worked at his father’s original shop in Southampton and when Reginald retired in 1976, Rob and his wife Gill founded the R.Owton wholesale business on their farm.
They started selling to butchers and restaurants but as word spread an increasing number of retails customers turned up at the 225-acre farm that today supplies 40% of Chalcroft’s beef.
The shop business has since expanded to add a further 2 farm shops at Garsons and Country Market.

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