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Nelsons Butchers, the home of authentic Melton Mowbray Pork Pies and Sausages

The home of quality Pork Pies, hand-raised Melton Mowbray Pork Pies and Lincolnshire Sausages, Nelsons High Class Butchers have been baking in a purpose built pie factory in Alma Place, Stamford since 1959.

Nelsons Butchers on Broad Street, Stamford

Nelsons pork pie and authentic Melton Mowbray pork pie recipes use meat that is sourced direct from nearby farms or through the local market. The farms are accredited 'farm assured' guaranteeing the highest standards of animal husbandry. They regularly buy prize-winning pork, beef and lamb at the local Christmas Prizestock shows.

Nelsons original shop in Red Lion Square, Stamford has been a pork butchers since 1826.

Harold Nelson acquired the business in 1924 winning over 50 Gold Medals for his Melton Mowbray pork pies made in the cellar below the shop. On his retirement in 1952 he sold the business to Frank Gilman who ensured the continued production of the famous Melton Mowbray pork pies and Lincolnshire sausages.

Nelsons premises now have an EC Licence and continue to produce a wide range of high quality meat products under the direction of Frank’s nephew, Guy Gilman.

The range of products has grown to include:

  • Hand-raised Melton Mowbray pork pies (Best Hand Raised Pork Pie 1998 and 2002 at Melton Mowbray Christmas Show)
  • Lincolnshire sausages
  • Rutland Sausages (The original superior sausage created by us)
  • Sausage rolls, pasties, meat pies
  • Fruit and sweet mince pies, crumbles, quiches and egg custards
  • Our own cooked hams, roast meats, and haslet
  • Ready meals - lasagne, cottage pies, and scotch eggs

Our Shops

As well as the four shops in Stamford, Oakham, and Uppingham, Nelsons also have refrigerated mobile shops that deliver to villages within a fifteen mile radius of Stamford.

Nelsons buy their meat direct from nearby farms or through the local market. The farms are accredited 'farm assured' guaranteeing the highest standards of animal husbandry. They regularly buy the champion prize-winning beef and lamb at the local Christmas Prizestock shows.

Nelsons Butchers at Red Lion Square
  • 8 Red Lion Square, Stamford PE9 2AJ
  • Telephone: 01780 762344
  • 37 Broad Street, Stamford PE9 1PJ
  • Telephone: 01780 763418
  • 26 High Street, Oakham LE15 6AL
  • Telephone: 01572 722518
  • 14 High Street East, Uppingham LE15 1PZ
  • Telephone: 01572 823331

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Stamford (Red Lion Square)
01780 762344
Stamford (Broad Street)
01780 763418
Oakham
01572 722518
Uppingham
01572 823331
Online Shop Enquiries
01780 763345

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UK Mainland
£9.95 plus VAT
Orders over £50.00
£4.95 plus VAT
Orders over £150
Free delivery

All our products are packed with freezer blocks in insulated containers to keep them fresh.

Testimonials

....this is the first opportunity to say how brilliant the pork pies were for my son's wedding. They were for the evening buffet and I can quite honestly say they were excellent. Quite a few people commented on how good they were and to be honest they didn't last long, they were the first empty plates on the buffet! So well done and I am so pleased I ordered them from you and will have no hesitation to order again from you.

Diane Welch

Stratford upon Avon, Warks