Frequently Asked Questions
How we operate
Here at Appleton Beef, we believe in conscious consumption.

Food in the UK is produced to some of the highest animal welfare and environmental standards in the world. Britain has very robust levels of traceability which enables consumers to buy British food with confidence.

At Appleton Beef, we always put the animal's welfare first and can tell you every single step of the journey from farm to fork.
From Farm
The cattle are slowly and naturally reared outside on a grass and forage-fed diet. We keep a small suckler herd of cows, which conceive and give birth naturally once a year. Once the cattle are weaned they are free to graze in clover-rich pastures all year round. We only have a small herd and do not practice intense farming methods. Our cattle enjoy their free-range lifestyle for around 30 months (that's double the length of commercially farmed cattle).
The Journey
We use a local abattoir, which holds the highest accreditations and standards of food safety and animal welfare (AHDB's Quality Standard Mark).
Our butcher is a small, family-run business and are farmers themselves. Proudly, we have partnered with them for over a decade now. They share our values and adhere to the highest food standards.
To Fork
The meat is hung for at least 21 days before it is butchered. Our butcher then makes use of every part of the animal, ensuring that nothing goes to waste. This is why boxes may differ in contents, because every animal is unique. The boxes are packaged up and shipped the very next morning. The meat arrives fresh to your door, ready to be frozen or cooked.
Shipping & Deliveries
To guarantee that the meat is delivered to you fresh, we only make inventory available on our website 3-4 weeks prior to the boxes being prepared. Therefore, ordering from our website does not mean that your products will arrive the next day! You will be notified via email with an estimated delivery date and we'll then contact you nearer the time to confirm. For deliveries outside of a 10-mile radius, we use a courier. These boxes will go straight from our butcher and be delivered the following day.
For all deliveries within a 10-mile radius of the farm, your products will be hand delivered by one of the team. We will contact you as soon as we know a delivery date. We aim to give as much notice as possible to arrange a delivery time slot that suits you. Please note hand deliveries are typically on Friday evenings or weekends. Please bear in mind that in order to keep food-miles down, we will suggest a time-slot to you based on the most effective route.
For deliveries outside of a 10-mile radius, we use a courier. These boxes will go straight from our butcher and be delivered the following day.
Delivery is to UK mainland only. For all first-sale orders, boxes will be delivered to you fresh not frozen. Any remaining inventory will be stored in our freezers and sold separately.
Privacy Policy
Appleton Beef is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This policy explains how we use any personal information that you provide to us through our website. We use personal information about you in connection with the following purposes: Providing you with information and updates on products that we think may interest you Providing our services to you and fulfilling your requests. Providing you with the information, products and services you request from us. Completing any transaction that you do with us. Administering promotions or competitions that you enter with us. When signing up to our mailing list, you consent to us using your personal information and are agreeing to receive marketing emails. You can withdraw your consent at any time by updating your marketing preferences (or drop us an email and ask to be removed). It is in our legitimate interests to use your personal information to operate, improve and promote our services. We will never share or sell your personal information.