Peter and Antony Coates Traditional Butchers.
Peter and Antony Coates Traditional Butchers.

Welcome to Peter & Antony Coates

Our Traditional Alrewas Butchers shop was first established in 1867 and taken over by the Coates family in 1900. Today the business is run by the family’s third and fourth generation, father and son Peter and Antony Coates and we now have a further three shops located in Tamworth, Staffordshire, Borrowash, Derbyshire and Wollaton, Nottinghamshire.

For over 115 years we have prided ourselves on our quality service and value for money and we strive to ensure that we cater for all our customers’ culinary needs.

Our meat is sourced from the best local farms and livestock markets meaning that when you purchase from us you are not only receiving the best you can buy but you are also helping us to support the local countryside, something that as a business we are very passionate about.

Our shops provide you with both a traditional and continental approach to the way in which our meats are prepared and displayed. Our counters will entice you with a superb selection, from the traditional English cuts to the more exotic marinades and oriental stir-fry’s. We also produce our own sausage and bacon as well as a wide range of homemade bakery products.

Our team of friendly, skilled butchers can cut any joint that you require. Need a rack of lamb for a dinner party? No problem. Want something you just saw a celebrity chef cook? We will be more than happy to come up with the right cut for your recipe.

Want to see how your meat got to the counter? A tour behind the scenes of our main shop in Alrewas is welcome anytime.

Our products

Across the year, we stock over 1,000 product lines, a selection of which you can browse on this website.

If you don't see what you are looking for, get in touch and we'll be delighted to help.


Responsibly sourced and expertly prepared by our master butchers.


Locally sourced seasonal fresh fruit, vegetables and salad.


Traditional hams, pies and pastries prepared in our Alrewas store.


Farm-fresh free range eggs, fresh-baked bread and artisan cheeses.


At Coates we are proud to offer great value for money as well as excellent quality products. Special offers are always available, and these vary according to the time of year.

This is the season for:

Wild Game

Available from August to April, our wild game products are a great menu option if you fancy something a bit different...

Christmas 2016 orders

We are now taking orders for Christmas 2016. Get in touch to find out more and place your order.

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Whether you are hosting a private party, corporate event, wedding or public function, hiring a hog roast from us is a fun, easy and especially tasty way to feed your guests.

Since we introduced this service in Summer 2011 it has proved very popular. Our hog roasts are a great focal point for any occasion - what better way for your guests to see and smell what they are eating!

We provide fully-trained staff to operate the equipment and prepare the meat for serving.

Just one of our hog roasts can feed up to 150 guests. For something a little different, you can also choose from a selection of lamb and beef cuts.



If you're a livestock farmer or smallholder looking for abattoir services, then look no further. We offer a complete service, from slaughter to hanging, to preparation of the final products.


Ever wondered how your meat is cut and prepared? Well why not come along and have a go for yourself?


Treat your family and friends to one of our vouchers - a great gift idea at any time of year


Over the years we've come up with lots of tasty ways of preparing and serving our meats. We've put our recipes on this website so you can try them out for yourself.

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