BBC Radio 2

Did you hear Nigel Barden talking about us on BBC Radio 2 on Thursday 8th June?

Listen again here


Since opening in October 2014, Brace of Butchers has become a huge success due to its affordable quality and exceptional service.

Since opening we have been recognised with local and national awards, for our excellent service to Dorchester and the surrounding area.

We do what the supermarkets cannot, we have a very close relationship with local suppliers and manage our procurement direct from local farmers and producers. This ensures that our specialist butchers, Rob, Ben & Owen, are able to produce some of the best products you can find.

The secret to our success is taking extreme care when sourcing our product. As opposed to purchasing separate cuts from several sources, we at Brace of Butchers procure entire animals from local farmers. This is what we believe to be respectful and responsible purchasing.

Our butchers then both skilfully and carefully cure and age the meat in-house to improve the texture and flavour. This is how we are able to offer over 64 cuts of meat from our counter allowing you to vary your choice daily. Many of our in-house prepared products are also gluten free.

Not only does our shop offer the finest butchery, we have also teamed up with some of the best producers, importers and foodies in our area to offer local bread, vegetables, beers & ciders, gin & sparkling wine, game, smoked seafood, beautiful cheeses, fresh baked goods and a fantastic range of local and international charcuterie.

We hope you enjoy your experience with Brace of Butchers
and thank you for all your support.



As part of our ethos and the pride of our skills, we have launched Lamb Lessons every Saturday.

Its your chance to learn as you shop, understanding how we source our lamb and the butchery techniques used at BoB.

Its starts at 2:00pm and runs for 0.5 hr to 1 hr depending on how chatty you are……

to find out more click on the link below.

More Info



We are conveniently located in the Queen Mother Square adjacent to Waitrose, Poundbury Garden Center and opposite Gallery on the Square. There is plenty of free parking.

You can call the shop on the following number and there is an answer message service if we are busy or out 01305 260956.



Part Time Butcher required

07795 343177

The Brace of Butchers is an award winning Butchers established in 2014 in the centre of Poundbury. We specialise in buying direct from our local farmers, butchering, processing and ageing our products to traditional methods. We have a very professional and competent team that produce and sell a range of produce and products including butchery, groceries, bakery, and delicatessen.

We are seeking an additional part time butcher to strengthen the exiting team that has the personality and skills to give our customers the very best service, and assist with the preparation of our products.

We believe this role suits a retired butcher as the hours are flexible and you would be working alongside full time and other part time butchers.



Our normal open hrs are 7 days a week.
Monday and Tuesday: 08:30 until 17:00
Wednesday until Friday: 08:30 until 18:00
Saturday: 08:30 until 16:00
Sunday: 10:00 until 13:00

if you require an early collection or are preparing for a special occasion the please feel free to place you order and it will be prepared and ready for your collection.



Our Address

Kingspoint House
5, Queen Mother Square

Contact Us

01305 260956
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