About Dunwood Farm

We’re farmers and butchers; our family has farmed at Dunwood Farm since 1973, and we’ve been established as butchers since 2015.

Dunwood Farm

Dunwood Farm is a 170 acre all grass farm set in the heart of the picturesque Staffordshire Moorlands, on the edge of the Peak District.  Our field sizes are small, lapped with wildlife rich hedgerows or stone walls, and most of our land is set to permanent pasture.  Our family has farmed here since 1973, and in that time we’ve come to learn that rare and native cattle breeds suit our grass based system above all other breeds.  Today we farm small herds of Aberdeen Angus, Hereford and Longhorn cattle, which complement our traditional farming methods, and produce exceptional tasting beef.

We passionately believe that rare and native breeds, farmed with traditional, high welfare methods produce the finest tasting meat, and that’s why we have sought out a like minded group of other farmers to supply us with beef, pork, lamb and poultry.  Because we source directly from our farm, or our partner farms, we have absolute traceability for everything that we sell.


In the 1990s we began selling beef boxes from our farm to friends and family.  The positive feedback was incredible, and soon we saw that there was an opportunity to erase a few links from the supply chain, and sell our produce directly to the consumer.

Fast forward a few years, and in 2015 we acquired a small butchers shop in the Peak District village of Ipstones, known locally as ‘The Village Butcher’, which we traded from until 2022, when we made the decision to sell this to another local butcher.  Since 2015 we have developed a growing wholesale business, supplying traceable, high welfare, native breed produce to the best gastro pubs, cafes and restaurants, in both Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Warwickshire and Birmingham, whilst also growing our online business, offering free delivery to every ST postcode, as well as national delivery.

True to our roots as farmers, we practice whole carcass butchery, ensuring both complete traceability, but also availability of all cuts.

In order to produce consistently excellent produce, we are completely focused on flavour, and this is why we dry age our meat, to further enhance texture and taste, and we installed the first Himalayan salt wall in Staffordshire into our dedicated dry aging fridge in 2021 to further develop our focus on dry aged  steaks.

We offer our Rare breed beef, Free range Pork and other high welfare meats via our Dunwood Farm online shop for local and national delivery.  Each week we create a new changing weekly meat pack, offering a great variety of cuts at superb value.

The Future

 Over the coming years, we plan to continue growing our business to business sales, mainly by word of mouth recommendation throughout the midlands, whilst ensuring we improve and grow our online business, delivering the very best  produce we can throughout Staffordshire and the rest of Great Britain.  Our farming business will remain at the heart of the supply chain for the butchery business, and as we have now added Wagyu to the list of cattle on the farm, we look forward to offering a consistent supply of Wagyu x beef for both our trade and retail customers in the near future.