Call: 01423 883194

53-57 High Street, Starbeck, Harrogate, HG2 7LQ


Elite Meat, the Award-Winning Butcher in Harrogate

Meat and poultry, bone broth, sausages, burgers, grass fed beef, ready meals, cooking classes, butchery classes; all this and more is available from the local butcher serving Harrogate and the surrounding area. Our experience and knowledge in local farming and innovative recipes justifies our reputation as a nationwide award-winning butcher.


Our business owners have been serving customers from Harrogate and beyond with high-end meat and bakery products for nearly 20 years now. Knowing our place in the market and listening to what our clients prefer has enabled us to grow in stature as a butcher.


However, we’ve not just sat back and stuck to one type of selling method. We’ve diversified and encouraged feedback every step of the way to provide our customers with the produce and the services they genuinely want and need.


By starting cooking classes, we have encouraged many would-be chefs in Harrogate to pick up the reins and try their hand at cooking with our produce, such as bone broth and grass-fed beef, to full advantage. Butchery classes show how to make full use of a carcass while general cookery classes are designed to produce dishes that the whole family will enjoy.


Our Harrogate bakery is no exception when it comes to producing top quality food at attractive prices. Our daily bread is made on-site without additives or preservatives for a full natural flavour. Again, our cookery classes will help those in Harrogate and Yorkshire looking to learn more about home bakery. Call us now to find out more about our services.




  • Native Breed Dry-Aged Grass-Fed Beef
  • Outdoor Reared Pork
  • Own Farm Reared Free Range Lambs
  • National Champion Sausage
  • National Champion Ready Meals
  • National Champion Cooked Meats
  • National Champion Beef
  • National Champion Pork
  • National Champion Lamb
  • Home Cured Bacon & Gammon,
  • Nitrite Free Bacon
  • Bone Broth & Bakery Produce

Locally-Sourced and Ethically-Farmed Beef


The Highland Cattle we use for our beef are raised on limestone moors above Malham, near Harrogate, and grazed on wild flower pasture, to give grass-fed beef an unequalled quality. Highland Beef is raised on a farm which lies around 1,800 feet above sea-level.


The farm lies within a European Area of Conservation that contains specific scientific interest. The cattle are free to roam and graze at will. To encourage bio-diversity, there’s been no use of artificial fertiliser for over 15 years.



A high level of animal stewardship has 4 main objectives:


  • Wildlife conservation
  • To maintain and enhance character and landscape
  • To protect natural resources and the environment
  • To promote understanding and access to the countryside


All of these attributes contribute to our award-winning butcher titles over the last decade and we have regularly beaten 400 competing meats both regionally and nationwide. Awards include The Guild of Q Butchers Awards. This is the most prestigious in the meat industry and a true indication of our excellence as a butcher.

List of Honours



Britain’s Best Beef 2007 + 2009

Britain’s Best Ready Meal 2005 + 2010

Britain’s Best Cooked Meat 2007, 2009 + 2010

Britain’s Best Sausage 2003, 2004 + 2008

Britain’s Best Lamb 2010



North East England Champion Young Sausage Maker

North East England Champion Ready Meal

North East England Champion Sausage



Call today to order grass-fed beef or bakery produce. We are available on 01423 883194 and our premises are based in Starbeck on the outskirts of Harrogate.