Large shop sign

J & M Parsons Ltd

39  Cheap Street, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3PU

Traditional Family Butcher Serving Sherborne Since 1840

Now parked outside our shop front, the Parsons bicycle was used until quite recently. It's sign still features the original two digit telephone number.

Sherborne's traditional butchers, J & M Parsons have been a part of the community since 1840. In days gone by, the animals were still slaughtered by the butcher at the back of the premises and meat would be cut from the whole animal according to the customers’ requests.

Today, Parsons continues to provide customers with top quality meat in the traditional way, using local suppliers and a local slaughter-house so that they know the exact origin of everything sold in the shop.


Tel: 01935 812071 Email: [email protected]

“Our business philosophy is based on personal service by knowledgeable staff who can cut any piece of meat according to the request,” says Andrew.

Today, Parsons is a business owned by local brothers, Richard & Peter Baker, and now managed by Andrew White,

who learned the trade and built up experience in the shop from a young age having now been employed by  

Parsons for many years.

“We also take all sorts of special orders – if you want pig’s trotters or ears, we can provide them, if you would like a rabbit, we’ll get you one. If you’re planning a big get-together and want a saddle of lamb, we can arrange it.”

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