Rare breed: Yes
53 Hight Street
A former protege of David Lishman, Gordon Atkinson runs Elite meats on the outskirts of Harrogate. The Pork, Leek & Chive sausage is the 2003 UK Supreme Champion. In fact, they have won so many awards that they display them in an empty, adjoining shop.
They purchase pigs at the local market in Thirsk and subject to availability are able to offer rare breed pork.
Other flavours include Pork & Black Pudding, Pork, Sage & Apple and Pork & Blue Stilton. All are excellent and justify a special trip (they do not have a web site or offer mail order).
All I can say is EVERYTHING I have ever tasted from EM has been wholesome and of outstanding quality. WHY BUY MEAT FROM A SUPERMARKETS - YUK!... when you are lucky enough to have EM on your door step. Make a special trip and fill up the freezer today or local traders will not survive and the big monopolies will drag the quality of the food we and our kids eat down and down. And it costs about the same too.
I have been a customer of Elite Meat for a few years now and would highly recommend a visit to this beautiful shop. The range of produce is amazing and the quality is absolutely top class. There are lots of unusual and new things to try but you can always count on the sausages which are juicy and meaty and really good value. The staff are always helpful and you can take in a recipe book and they will help you work out how to cook things!
We have been shopping at EM for a few years and find the meat wonderful especially the sausages, our favourite is the Moroccan spice. The staff are also wonderful, very friendly and helpful.
LD, Starbeck, Harrogate
Best pork pies, especially when they are hot. Sausages excellent, does a mean bread sauce too.
Pork Pie Appreciation Society tested Elite Meats Pork pies on Saturday 14 Oct. Pies were fresh,crispy pastry and succulent meat. Overall a superb pie.
Elite Meats of Starbeck, Harrogate produce a range of sausage worth
crossing the Pennines for!
Particularly enjoy the Moroccan spiced with a hint of Morocco beer from the nearby Starbeck brewery.
LB, Lowton, Cheshire
Quite simply the finest quality meat at every cut. Fantastic modern premises and highly trained staff who care about the products they sell. Simply outstanding.