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Sophie, this is the sirloin which finally reached the table two days ago. It is a very poor photo and it was the rare side of medium-rare, perfectly cooked by our friend and professional Chef, Jerome. You will no doubt be hearing from him because he was so impressed by the quality, the taste and the fact that there was absolutely no shrinkage.  Twenty five special friends were here to share the very much delayed pre-Christmas Buffet with us and they were equally impressed. All asked for, and have been given, your email address and Annette, as always, has offered to collect from Brive, any orders that they place.


 Just to let you know that we had sausage & mash for dinner last night and they were absolutely wonderful.  Definitely up there with the best we’ve ever had, so thank you!


Stopped off at Grand Frais on the way home so looking forward to some lovely meaty meals with fresh veg.

Margaret and Jim


Hello Sophie

Just wanted to say that the meat we got from you,is fantastic. It is such a joy to have lovely thick bacon that isn't covered in white 'goo' when its cooked. The sausages and gammon steaks are also excellent.We are in Limoges on Tuesday 24th October and was hoping that if I give you our order,we can collect it on this date?

Kind regardsSue and Harry Albon( From near Issoire,Auvergne)


Dear Sophie and Ray, Alan and I, over the weekend, have sampled all the products that we bought on Friday and enjoyed every mouthful of your superb products.We will contact you soon with our Christmas order. Thank you again.  Best wishes,  Alan and Rose.

Hello Sophie,

We received our bacon on Friday as promised and I have to say it’s the best bacon we have ever had. Thank you very much for the communication everything went well. I have forwarded you web site to all my English collogues so I would expect a fair few orders in the near future.

Thanks again Nathan.

Hi Sophie, thank you very much for our recent order, dispatched and packed so efficiently, everything was much appreciated by us and guests; high quality produce and above all, it tastes so good. The gammon cure is just right, bacon is perfect, sausages peerless… Well done and thanks again,
happy new year,
until next time, Matthew Walsh

Hi Sophie...... Happy New Year!!!!!

just want to thank you for our meat order we had off you at Christmas...... it was the first time I had cooked "crackling" in 10 years!!!!! and it was faultless.... and the bacon, was "proper" bacon

I am looking forward to dealing with you again.... .. we would be able to drive down, or let me know when or if you are delivering to Limoge next.

thank you once again

Bonsoir Sophie,
Merci beaucoup pour l'envoi, tout est arrivé en parfait état le 8 comme convenu.
Et merci pour avoir séparé les commandes, c'était super pratique !!
Tout le monde est maintenant prêt pour Noel :-)
Très bonnes Fêtes à vous tous,

By the way, my regular fillet steak customer has asked me to tell you that the last delivery was the best fillet steak he has ever had! (He's the one having the four bone rib on the bone for Christmas). What an accolade!

Hello to you both,
We enjoyed lovely sausage last night and it was seasoned to perfection well done, you have reached the top of the game. To-night we had bacon & egg and it was scrummy what more can I say , all bacon should taste like yours. We will have rump to-morrow night which I know will be the best.
Take care & keep well
Dot & Harry XXX

Hello Sophie,

Just to say how tasty the bacon is, we enjoyed our first taste on Sunday.

We've lived in France for 13 years now and I've never been one to order vast food parcels from the UK, but I have to say that there really isn't a replacement for good quality bacon here. I'm glad that I just found you by chance by Googling!

Many thanks once again.

Kind regards,

Alison Southern

Christmas 2014....thank you everyone for your lovely comments!! Happy New Year...
Hi Sophie and Ray,

We are new occasional customers, but want to say how great the beef, sausages and pork pies, that we ordered for Christmas, were. The beef was so tender. Just wonderful.
Also your service. Just great. We will use your products again.
Thank you so much
Vanessa Bidmead

Bonjour Sophie and Ray
Hope you enjoyed your Christmas celebrations !
Just want to say that the piece of sirloin beef ordered from you was abolutely delicious - the first roast beef I've cooked in 11 years !!
Wishing you a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2015.

A very Happy New Year from both of us to you and all the
family,however, we must tell you about the Beef.

To say that it was beutiful would be an understatement!!!! it was
simply deliciious and we both send our thanks to you both for making
our Christmas meal so memorable.

Best Wishes to you all in 2015 and we wish you all that you would wish
for yourselves,

Joan and Him!!!

Hi Sophie

The sausages were absolutely the best we have ever tasted !! It was like a trip back to the old days to enjoy such good bacon, and with the rind!!

Thank you so much :)

Best wishes
Chris and Viv

Dear Sophie,

Just a quick note to share some photos of the delicious ham we've just demolished!! Thanks for making our first Christmas "just the two of us" a roaring success.

Wishing you and your family a lovely Christmas and all the very best for 2015.

Emma Jane & Nicolas

Morning Sophie
Just had to write and say how delicious the roast beef was. Haven't tasted anything so good in years. I cut the roast in half and it was just right for two and some for cold today. Managed to find some horseradish sauce too. The steak was just as good so if you want to (that's if you need any confirmation) you can use what I have said in any advertising you do.
It will take us months to eat all I ordered but will certainly be doing so again.
Hope you had a fab day and was able to relax after what I guess was a very hectic time.

October 2014
Dear Sophie and Raymond
Thanks very much for the delivery, very prompt and efficient. Cumberland sausage and black pudding delicious!!
Jane Smith

September 2014
Hi Sophie
I have been meaning to email you all Summer to tell you how much we have enjoyed the pork we had from you. We particularly enjoyed the pork loin joint - it was delicious! We still have a few sausages and the diced pork left and since we are here for a week at Christmas they will be used up then probably. We will be back in April so will be in touch again for another order.
With all best wishes to you all.

Hi Sophie

The sausages were absolutely the best we have ever tasted !! It was like a trip back to the old days to enjoy such good bacon, and with the rind!!

Thank you so much :)

Best wishes
Chris and Viv

June 2014
Just wanted to say how fantastic the beef rib roast was. Had it last night (Sunday of course!), with yorkie puds and fresh veg from the garden. Lovely jubbly.

Keep up the good work!


Lotta and Steve

April 2014

Dear Sophie,

Thank you for your e mail for delivery date may 27th, however we shall be in the U.K. Until early June, so we will telephone through an order for the mid June delivery.

We would like to say all the meat we ordered from you is delicious, and we will be ordering more in June also we have recommended your meat & web site to friends of ours.

Many thanks

Tony & Gill Mitchell



February 2014
"Bonsoir Sophie,
Je manque à tous mes devoirs. J’ai oublié de vous écrire pour vous informer que nous avons adoré les Cornish pasties !! Avec des épices à Tandoori, ce doit être effectivement sublime.
Nous vous en commanderons d’autres c’est sûr. Je crois que nous allons vous commander bien d’autres produits également.
A très bientôt donc."

"Sausages fantastic, bacon fab.......... what can I say......I'll be back....... Thanks."

Phil Barker

January 2014

"Hi Sophie and Ray.
Thank you so much for the meat pack I ordered. The Beef was beautiful and cooked a dream along with the bacon joint that just melted in our mouth's. I can recomend cooking the bacon in the slow cooker , effortless then into the oven to glaze.
We hope you all had a super christmas time and we hope you have a Happy and Healthy New Year."
Chris and Barry

December 2013
"Having a Xmas drinks gathering so decided to just served your bangers with onions and relishes and job done- heaven. If u have any business cards could u pop some in the parcel as i've got my french friends onto your produce now too!"


August 2013
"Hi Sophie,
The order arrived in good order and on schedule. We tried the lamb chops - delicious.
I look forward to the next time they feature on our menu. Locally supplied chops are around 5mm thick
so quite useless - blast the butchers band saw. What breed of sheep do you have ?"

May 2013

"Thanks Sophie. Gammon arrived Tuesday. Ate most of it last night - it was delicious!"


January 2013

"The Pigs have arrived!! Hoorah! All looks amazing thank you so much.
Can't wait to get scoffing tonight.
...and later....
Sausages are LUSH!
Thank you so much. I am going to report to my friends now who are waiting for the verdict.
Roast Porc on Sunday. Can't wait!"
Elise. x

December 2012
Hello Sophie
We wish you and yours a very happy and healthy New Year too.
I must tell you the beef sirloin is delicious and the size was perfect too, thank you; I cooked it Christmas Day and we are continuing with a beef fest. The flavour is just wonderful. The rump steak is also excellent. Terry made a stroganoff with some. Plenty more in the freezer for us to look forward to eating. You certainly have provided us with some lovely tasty food; we both adore the caramelised onion sausages and the bacon is as bacon should be, which is difficult to find these days. But not for us, now. Only thing we have not tried yet is the cocktail sausages. I'm waiting until we have a little apero.

I'm sure I'm not telling you anything you don't know about your wonderful products. I thought I should let you know how delighted we both are. Thank you.

kind regards

Jan and Thierry

October 2012

Hi Sophie
The food parcel has just arrived in perfect condition and I have to say the smell from the box was amazing.
I will be trying the caramelised onion sausages tonight and will save the rest for a 'rainy day'.
I will be recommending your website to my friends here in France.
Many thanks once again and hope to order really soon.
Kind regards


September 2012

Ok, brisket in November then please and about 1kg of fillet,

Sorry to be a pain!!

But your meat is sooooooo the best!!


June 2012

Everything in the new parcel looks so good. A Cornish pasty is heating in the oven for my lunch- I can't wait! And tonight, barbecue! Thank you so very much for your efficient service. The pasties were better than any I have tasted in UK and my parents live in Cornwall! Best wishes,
May 2012

As mentioned to you on the telephone, the products that we have had so far were absolutely first class and we are sure that everything else will be the same, congratulations.
Valerie, Toulouse
January 2012

Dear Sophie,
I didn't want to contact you again before we had tried most of the food. Everything we have had has been delicious. The steak pies were full of tender meat and lovely gravy. The sausages are wonderful and the faggots were so meaty, much nicer than the English ones. We haven't had the pork joint yet but I think we may have that this weekend for Sunday lunch. I am delighted with everything and the delivery was as advised. I will be ordering more from you when you let me know when the rib of beef and shin is ready. We can then make it a decent order for you. Thank you for everything.
Kind regards,
Christmas Comments 2011

Just to say the gammon was delicious and the beef - well we have been living in France for 9 years now and we are all agreed it is the best, tenderest we have eaten here, will definately be ordering some more in the near future. Well done to you for providing such a great product and most important for me, taking care of your animals, it shows in the product - happy animals = great tasting meat.
Kind regards

We collected our first sausage assignment from you in Bergerac just before Christmas and were delighted with them. Have tried the Cumberland and Old English and we love them, the bacon was delicious too.
Mr and Mrs Clements

Thank you for a wonderful gammon and gluten-free sausage meat. I do the Christmas cooking and hadn't any ham the last couple of years so was glad to have it. I roasted it on Christmas Eve, took the outer skin off with half an hour to go and pierced it with cloves, smothered it with a coating of mustard , gave it 15mins and then honey glazed it. I was absolutely fantastic. The sausage meat was excellent and the stuffing for the turkey was the most sought-after bit.
Kind regards

Thanks for contirbuting to our christmas with such a quality of food which we sure had vanished for ever and is now back again at la boucherie not to mention the service. The beef was as we always remembered it and george logan cannot praise you enough and tells every one about sausages with caramalised onion!!! Thank you also for your unfailing good humour when at carrerfour befor christmas. Yourd aye!
Joan and john murphy

We have had one of your Rib roasts tonight and everyone loved the flavour and quality. I will give you an order during the week but thank you for all your lovely meats over the festive period.
Kind regards and best wishes
Jane Brzezicki
November 2011

Dear Sophie
just a short note to tell you how delighted we have been with our order from you! The pork and leek, and caramelised onion sausages were delicious and we will definitely order more. The lamb and mint burgers are an absolute taste sensation and your pork pies are so tasty and have been fought over! I have spread the word and I believe my son who lives in Beaune has or will be ordering your bacon! I am now compliling our Xmas order and will be in touch very soon.
Best wishes
October 2011

Hi Sophie & Ray
Just a note to say how much we thoroughly enjoyed your pasties, by far the best we have ever eaten, thank you very much!
Glen and Carol
June 2011
Hi Sophie,
Although we bagged up and froze our sausages and meat, we couldn't resist having a couple that evening. We had the Traditional Pork and I/we can honestly say they are the best pork sausage I/we have ever tasted. I gently fried them in the pan. Even the skins were lovely, not sticky or tough. The following day we tried some of the bacon... well what can I say... where was the water that normally comes out of back bacon!!! It was delicious and tasted as bacon used to years ago. We can't wait to eat the rest but we are keeping it quietly tucked away in the freezer as our English friends visiting are not getting any!!!
May 2011

Oh Sophie !! Just got package and the bacon looks absolutly gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!! Cant wait to sample later !!!! Thank you so very much it looks better than the stuff i used to get in old blighty...Do you have this on all the time ?????? Hope so.
Best regs K
April 2011

Dear Sophie,
The pork arrived yesterday morning as you promised and, despite travelling to the centre of France, was still and in great condition. Unable to resist temptation we tried some bacon and sausages in the evening. Wow!!!! By far the best meat we have bought in France during the 5 years we've been here. We'll be back - soon.
RegardsMichael Cooke
March 2011

I have always been a bit wary of buying on line, but I can assure you that your service is absolutely first class - I cannot believe the quality of your service - a rare thing in today's commercial world. Your care and attention was absolutely first class. I would love to tell everyone in France to contact you and I hope they do - if anyone wants to speak to me they can phone me on 05 55 31 24 35.
With many thanks and enormous gratitude
Sue and Jim Moreland

Hi Sophie
I just wanted to say how much we are enjoying the food we bought from you last week. We have now tried a little of everything, hence this e-mail. We tried to be objective, and score each product out of 10. The quality of the all the produce is excellent. And the taste! Wow. It is safe to say we will be back. The only product that I probably wouldn't buy again is the gluten-free sausage, as I found them a little bland and not as moist as the other sausages. We scored them 7 out of 10, so still pretty good! Everything else scored 10 out of 10, with the faggot and lamb/mint sausages being particular highlights. And the bacon! And the ribs! Cheese was super too. I know there is a delay now before you have lamb ready, but could you let us know when we can buy some please. I'd also like to try some beef and pork joints ( I meant to buy a pork joint when we were there last week, and forgot!) Do I need to order in advance for the beef and pork? Thank you again, you have some very happy customers here.
Best wishes
Gay Matthews

Dear Sophie,
Many thanks for the goodies picked up yesterday. Phil's still drooling over the cheese, and I'm delighted to be able to get 'proper' stewing beef, which tastes lovely after only two hours cooking, as opposed to the French stuff which takes four and is completely tasteless! The French don't realise what they are missing. Many thanks.

Hi Sophie
We have had a very quiet day with one of the best pieces of beef we have ever had. I cooked one of the pieces of Dexter that I had in the Freezer following the way Delia Smith cooks it plus all the trimmings of vegetables, roast potatoes and roast parsnips out of our garden and we both agreed that it was a really delicious meal, especially the beef. Many thanks for that. Also, as I cannot buy sausage meat here I used 8 old English sausages to make some sausage rolls and these are wonderful. It is lovely not to find any bits in the sausages. We would like to take this opportunity of wishing you all a very Happy and Prosperous 2011 and keep the lovely meat, sausages and bacon coming.
Take care.
Love Sue xxxx

Dear Ray and Sophie,
We had tried some sausages from Colin (Montignac) and loved them. Today we received our first order. Faggots, pork sausages, gammon steaks, and close friends ordered on our order. We had faggots for dinner tonight, one was enough for both of us, delicious, smooth, tasty, lovely; well done. My husband John really wanted to try the cheese, the BEST we have tasted since being in France and I have to say by far the cheapest, so delicious. Now? we are involved in two very French Forums, if we tell them about you could you cope with your customers you have!!!! We look forward to our Beef and certainly will add to our order with more sausages and cheese; Our missing Caramalized sausages , especially!!!! Seriously, how much could we promote you. Thanks so
Best Wishes
Judy and John x

Mr and Mrs Hicks a truly delightful couple. We had the good fortune to meet them through recommendation from friends. I must say all the produce without doubt has been excellent. we feel we have eaten like Kings since been introduced to this amazing couple. We always bought from a high street butcher in England so we would enjoy a better quality of meat. This meat certainly tops that. Having also tried their cheese and eggs they are so superior I don't think I could go back to the supermarkets no comparison. Found the farm a little remote to find but Sophie hicks was there to guide us in.
Mr Mrs R Loges Seilhac

Hi Sophie & Ray
As promised, I confirm that I tried your fillet steak for tea last night and it is as good as you said Ray - it just melts in the mouth and it has real flavour too!! Thanks for saving me from having to become a vegetarian! See you again soon.

…….a week later…….
We have just dined on a superb leg of lamb , it was divine the best we have tasted, it was even better than the salt marsh lamb from the lakes. We had your lamb, roasted potatoes, parsnips and sweetheart cabbage plus home made gravy & my mint jelly ( made with bramley apples ) what more could we ask for? Well done for breeding such good stock.

Hello Sophie and Ray,
You may recall that you asked us for feedback of our views on our first order of beef and pork products from you. Naturally we have had to wait until we had worked our way through at least half of the products, so here we are having enjoyed over Christmas some of the finest home prepared meals using your meat. The quality of the meat is exceptional. The gammon and bacon were superb, as were the beef products. We have not had Dexter beef before and we were very impressed with the flavour. Can I answer by saying that we would like to be included when you do your next lot of beef packs! May you continue to prosper in your venture.
Chris Callaghan

Dear Sophie,
When we lived in Cheshire we bred our own sheep . Sunday lunchtime all the family , roast shoulder of lamb super !!! For the last 8 years I've stopped buying and roasting lamb , so difficult to find anything that I considered was good. Tonight we have eaten for supper the half shoulder of lamb that we bought from you on Sunday . It was superb!!! Thank you for the quality of your products and we shall certainly recommend you.
Kind regards
Sandy Kendall.