Praise for the Wild Meat Co

The Wild Meat Company has been lucky enough to receive some great praise from local and celebrity chefs and appears in the media regularly.

Chefs' recommendations

We are delighted to be featured in various books for the supplying of prepared wild game meat. We have had our game featured on Jamie & Jimmy's Friday Night Feast on Channel 4, The Hairy Bikers on BBC2 and even BBC 2's Newsnight! We regularly send game down to River Cottage.

Food Unwrapped

Jimmy Doherty visited the Wild Meat Company in 2014 to find out more about how we are taking wild venison stalked by local stalkers and selling it directly to consumers or putting it on local supermarket shelves at Waitrose, Budgens and East of England Co-op.  You can watch his visit on the Channel 4 web site: Food Unwrapped Series 3, Episode 3 - Venison > 





Rick Stein's Food Heroes

Rick Stein - Guide to food heroes

Wild Meat Co is included in Rick Stein's directory of the best food producers in his Guide to Food Heroes (second edition).
Producers were selected for the quality of the produce and assessed by personal testing and experience. The book sets out to encourage readers to explore the small-scale side of food production. This is a very personal selection from one of Britain's most trusted authorities on food and we were honoured to be included. 

River Cottage - Meat Book

We are also listed in the directory of specialist suppliers in Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's River Cottage Meat Book. This definitive volume (543 pages!) encourages readers to think about the meat they eat and the animals that it comes from and how they cook it. The first part of the book focusses on understanding meat and includes a detailed section on game; the second part of the group is about cooking mat - not just roasting but also barbecuing and preserving. 

Hattie Ellis - What to Eat

In her award-winning book, What to Eat - 10 chewy questions about food - Hattie Ellis visits the Wild Meat Company and learns how to butcher wild venison and learns to appreciate the qualities of wild over farmed meat as well as the sustainability of wild game.












The Countryside Alliance Awards 2024

The Countryside Alliance Awards – now in their 17th year – recognise rural businesses who go the extra mile within their communities, supporting the local economy and championing local goods and services. The Wild Meat Company was crowned Champion in the Local Food & Drink category for the East of England in Countryside Alliance Awards via a public vote!  We now progress to the grand final to represent our region with the UK category winner selected by a national judging panel.



Eat Game Awards 2024

In 2024, Wild Meat Company were shortlisted in both 'Best Small Retailer' and 'Best Game Butcher’ categories, reaching the final judging round for Best Game Butcher category via a public vote. In March 2024 we were invited to the prestigious awards ceremony on board The Dixie Queen and announced as runner-up of our category.



Eat Game Awards 2021

The Eat Game awards celebrate businesses and individuals championing the use of British wild game. In total there were over 11,000 nominations in 2021, with the shortlisted businesses and individuals in each category going forward to be judged. The Wild Meat Company came in second place in the Best Game Butcher category.


Eat Game Awards 2019

Eat Game Award 2019

The prestigious Eat Game Awards celebrate the best of wild British produce – and the Wild Meat Company was once again named one of the winners! We’re extremely proud to have won the Best Added Value Game Meat Product category.



Eat Game Awards 2018

We were delighted to win the award for the Best Small Retailer Selling Game at the Eat Game Awards 2018! The Eat Game Awards is an exciting initiative aimed at celebrating all that is best about wild British produce.  After being nominated by members of the public, we were shortlisted with 9 other retailers and after receiving the most votes, we accepted our award at a ceremony at Boisdale of Canary Wharf in October. 






Suffolk Food & Drink Awards

We were thrilled to be shortlisted for the Suffolk Food & Drink Awards in 2016. The Field to Fork category recognises food producers who are passionate about what they do and who develop and market an outstanding and commercially scalable food product. We were also asked to demonstrate our environmental credentials and contribution to the local community.