About us and our ethos.

Welcome to R.J.Trevarthen Butchers

Locally farmed fresh foods, expertly butchered and delivered to your door.

We are a Cornish wholesale, catering & retail butchers, delivering high quality meat and produce throughout Cornwall and South Devon to customers from various sectors. We also have a local farm shop for you to visit and a collection service at our factory for our local customers, so everyone can enjoy truly local produce.

We only supply the best quality meat, reared by local farmers who are passionate about sustainable ethical agriculture, animal welfare, and traditional farming. Our meat comes straight from the farm to our Abattoir and Cutting plant in Penryn. The highest of animal welfare standards are adhered to and monitored regularly by the Food Safety Agency, Red Tractor Farm Assurance and the RSPCA. Our animals are always processed to the highest standards. Our beef is hung for 14 days before being packed.

Our team of highly skilled butchers provide a first-class service and can cater for any of your individual needs, no order is too small or too large for us. We take time to ensure that your requests and individual specifications are met using our skills and exacting standards. We are in touch with and supportive of all of our customer’s needs. We are always consistent, flexible, and reliable this hopefully ensures all of our customer’s complete satisfaction.


How we work

The finest quality Beef, Lamb and Pork, ethically produced on the best Cornish farms.
Raised locally and expertly butchered at Trevarthen’s to the highest standards.
All of our meat is fully traceable. Delivered direct to your home or business.

What We Do

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Expert Butchers

R.J.Trevarthen butchers prepare all meat on-site at the factory in Penryn using meat from local farms. With years of experience, they are always on hand to help customers with expert advice about choosing the right cut of meat and the best way to cook or prepare it. Whether you’re visiting our main factory or farm shop, rest assured that the same expertise has been put to good use to ensure your purchase is exactly right. You’ll find all of our meat is available in a wide range of cuts and portions, ready-packed for fast delivery or collection.


We’re a Cornish family business who believe in supporting British agriculture. We believe in sourcing meat and produce from local farms and livestock markets, for a more sustainable future. We are proud to deliver the best produce from local fields.


When intensively farmed meat at low prices is available in abundance. We think it’s crucial to go back to basics. We champion supporting smaller local farms with traditional farming methods that have animal welfare at its heart.


By working closely with people who share our ethos ‘quality over quantity’ we can tell you everything about the short supply chain from farm to fork, giving you, your family and all of our customers meat that is of the highest quality.

Our Products

Our Cornish Range

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Our Sectors

If you’re looking for a quality meat supply in your area, R.J. Trevarthen Ltd can help. As a leading meat wholesaler, we’re the proud recipient of several awards and accreditations, known for our exceptionally high standards and our personal touch.

Whether you’re a caterer, hotel, restaurant, café, residential home, pub, club, golf course, school kitchen, a corporate canteen, or even just planning a big event, Trevarthen’s can supply your business with the finest wholesale meat and poultry. We’re a major supplier to the catering trade across Cornwall and South Devon. We also provide quality pre-packed fresh and cooked meats to shops and farm shops through our retail operation.

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Why Trevarthen’s is the best

At R.J. Trevarthen we are only interested in selling the best to our customers. Because we have our own network of local farmers, we can supply our customers with locally produced fresh meat that can be traced directly back to the farm. Operating in accordance with food safety legislation and farm assurance standards, we work with southwest farmers that champion locally and ethically raised produce. We have a fleet of Assured Livestock vehicles and a fully approved on-site Abattoir. So from farm to fork, we can ensure that our customers receive only local, ethically produced, and traceable food. If it becomes necessary to source any products from outside the region, we only do so from trusted suppliers with standards as high as our own, and we take great pride ensuring that all of our suppliers meet all of the standards that we adhere to.