9 West Allington, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 5BJ

01308 422638

England's Oldest Family Butchers, Est: 1515.
Dealing in the highest quality locally free-range meats, poultry & game.
We make our own award winning sausages and dry cured bacon and Balson famous faggots made to our own family recipe.

"500 Years behind the block"

"500 Years behind the block"


In writing this book, I have attempted to take the reader on a journey from
1515 to the present day, discovering the history of the R J Balson & Son family
in the butchery trade in Bridport, Dorset.
Reaching our Quincentennial anniversary is a remarkable achievement. The
first time any British family firm has reached this milestone.
I hope this book is a suitable souvenir to mark this momentous occasion.

Richard John Balson