Bridget B’s is owned and operated by Bridget Borlase, a fourth-generation family farmer. Bridget runs the business with her partner and together they employ a small, hand-selected team of staff who have the expertise and knowledge needed to deliver impeccable customer service. This includes four master butchers who possess a wealth of experience within the field of butchery.
The business was formed in 2005 as a way of selling produce from the farm direct to the customer as a way of adding value to the farm after a long period of depressed prices in the agricultural industry.
The farming business covers 900 acres with the farm's award winning livestock at the heart of the business. Both cattle and sheep are exhibited at agricultural shows across the country and have won awards at the very highest level, demonstrating the pride and the care Bridget and James take in their stock.
Recently, the family has puchased a farm in Shropshire which sits not only in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, but in an area of higher rainfall. With rain crucial for growing grass, the new farm is home to the Welsh Half Bred and Blue Texel Sheep flocks.
Many visitors to the farm take great pleasure in seeing our cows in the field surrounding the home farm and Farm Shop. The cows on view are largely our pedigree Simmental females which have high genetic merit, are shown across the UK and produce males and females which are sold off the farm and at official Society sales for further breeding.
Meat for the Farm Shop and Butcher's Shop is either sourced direct from the farm from our commercial beef herd or from our sheep flock which runs on our sister farm in Shropshire. Sometimes we supplement our meat stocks with supplies from quality, local wholesalers and neighbouring farmers. In order to match our own high standards we work closely with these suppliers to maintain high standards across our product ranges.
Bridget B's now operates from two retail shops, one on site at Sacombe Hill Farm and one in the village of Wattan-at-Stone, both selling direct to the general public. Bridget B's also specialises in catering butchery and supplies other Farm Shops and Independent retailers.
Expanding the Business
As a butchery, Bridget B’s has been established for more than 12 years, but the Borlase family have operated as beef farmers for generations. Since this reputable company entered the butchery business, it has grown from strength to strength in order to meet an incredible demand for its popular meat products.
Serving Local Chefs
Bridget B’s is proud to serve some of the best eateries in the Hertfordshire area. Working closely with chefs, the butchery team supplies fresh, succulent meat that effortlessly elevates the richness and texture of any menu. Throughout the years Bridget B's has built a sterling reputation for quality enjoys consistently positive feedback from its customers.
The livestock from the family's Sacombe Hill Farm are quite simply award winning. Cows and sheep from the farm are exhibited at the largest agricultural shows in the UK, where they have been recognised for their quality on numerous occasions.
To learn more about the Sacombe livestock, check out www.sacombe.com.