HCC Craft Butchery Course for Trystan

HCC Craft Butchery Course for Trystan

Our Trainee Butcher Trystan Davies attended the HCC Craft Butchery Course at Cardiff last week, where he learnt new skills and gained a greater understanding of the trade. On Radio Cardiff today he spoke of how he enjoys the job " I work with Rob on the farm as well....

Who knows where the Little Theatre was in Aberystwyth?

Who knows where the Little Theatre was in Aberystwyth?

Jess Conrad makes a nostalgic trip to Aberystwyth after 62 years and pops in the shop and gets chatting. None of us remember the Little Theatre, where his performing career started, but we made enquiries and Paul's mother is able to tell us the exact location, where...

Good trade at Welshpool Beltex Sale

Good trade at Welshpool Beltex Sale

Rattrays Beltex rams were in demand at the Welsh Beltex Club sale at Welshpool on Monday with Rattrays Dynamite, selling for £1,300 to Robert Coney of Pembrokeshire who has used Rattray sires in the past to produce championship carcasses at the Royal Welsh Winter...

How things were done in the 1950’s

How things were done in the 1950’s

An old photo that came to hand recently of Rob's late mother and the family, neighbours and friends preparing poultry for Christmas. How things have changed over the years.

Happy Christmas to all our customers!!

Happy Christmas to all our customers!!

Well, that's Christmas done and dusted for another year!! Thanks to all our customers for your support and loyalty again this year. Enjoy the festivities and let the fun begin! Thanks to all our staff for your extra effort and hard work during the 12 days of...

Poultry MUST go into the fridge!

Poultry MUST go into the fridge!

Notice to all customers..........All poultry need to be refridgerated after collection!! The shed, porch, conservatory etc, etc is NOT cool enough! Take good care of your bird until you are ready to cook it! Then enjoy!

Early birds are arriving

Early birds are arriving

Turkeys are starting to arrive! George Gibbons of Brynblodau delivers some of the first of this seasons turkeys. The Gibbons family have been supplying us with fresh free range farm turkeys for over 20 years. That says is all!! The quality of their turkeys has been...

Winter Fair Beef for Christmas

Winter Fair Beef for Christmas

Beef Cattle from the Royal Welsh Winter Fair maturing for Christmas. Choice of the best beef produced in Wales will be on offer at our shop for Christmas. Pre-order in advance.

Rattrays Cymraes takes Reserve Champion

Rattrays Cymraes takes Reserve Champion

An in-lamb home bred Shearling Ewe from the Rattray flock takes the Reserve Champion award at the Welsh Beltex Club In-lamb Show and Sale at Welshpool today. Rattrays Cymraes in a Dooley Thurstan daughter and out of one of the oldest ewes in the flock, Rattrays Nesta....

Royal Welsh Winter Fair Champions on the way to the shop

Royal Welsh Winter Fair Champions on the way to the shop

Royal Welsh Show's Champion Single Pig, produced by our weekly suppliers, Brinley and Carwyn Davies, Penlan and Champion Pair Pigs, produced by local breeder Myrddin James, Llangeitho, bought by Rob Rattray and now being prepared for our customers for Christmas.

Stockjudging skills!

Stockjudging skills!

Super proud of both Steffan and Elin on your success at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair this week, both winning their respective age groups in the YFC Lamb Carcasse Stockjudging competitions. Well done both!

Winter Fair Pig Champions!!

Winter Fair Pig Champions!!

Huge congratulations to Brinley and family of Penlan Farm on winning the Supreme Champion Single Pig at the Welsh Winter Fair this week. The Davies family at Penlan have been our weekly suppliers of pigs for over 20 years and their pigs are consistenty of this...

Rob Rattray judges English Winter Fair

Rob Rattray judges English Winter Fair

"It was a great to have the opportunity to judge such an excellent line-up of cattle at this weekend's English Winter Fair" said Rob " and the Supreme Champion was just full of meat and the ideal type of animal to suit my trade. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole weekend...

Richard’s beef this weekend

Richard’s beef this weekend

Richard Tudor, Glanystwyth pops in to see what Rob thinks of his Welsh Black beef. "Cracking beef with plenty of marbling" said Rob. Will be in the shop this weekend.

Got a mention in yesterday’s Telegraph

Why the 'Biarritz of Wales' is one of Britain's best-kept secrets ".....there's Rattrays the butcher (do not pass without purchasing his treacle cured bacon)................"...

When we are made to look small!

When we are made to look small!

Gareth Ward of Ynyshir Restaurant with Rooms, recently named Chef of the Year in the 2019 Good Food Guide calls in to discuss his order and makes even Rob and Paul look small!

Local Heroes in Daily Telegraph

Local Heroes in Daily Telegraph

Chuffed with the mention in yesterday's Daily Telegraph! Thanks Gareth Ward of Ynyshir Restaurant and Rooms for your support. Congratulations on Good Food Guide Chef of the Year. Gareth says in the Daily Telegraph yesterday... "I go to Rob Rattray for gorgeously fatty...

Nick Zalick pops in

Nick Zalick pops in

Great to have a surprise visit from Nick Zalick at the shop today! Nick helped me immensely as a young butcher in the 80 & 90’s, training us new techniques in boning, cutting and displaying our lamb. He was a great support as I ventured into my own business in 1991....

Rattray’s Cymro takes the championship

Rattray’s Cymro takes the championship

Overall Champion at Welsh Beltex Premier Sale in Welshpool today, Lot 172. Home bred Shearling Ram “Rattray’s Cymro” (RAT.C017) sired by our own Rattray’s Mr Urdd and out of Hackney Wish List.

Happy Customer!

Ffiona Lisa Henson reviewed Rob Rattray Butchers – 5 star Mathew recommended me on what steak he thought was best to choose, from they're delicious looking selection, for our night in.. I've got to say he was spot on, it was absolutely delicious. We both enjoyed our...

Judging Beltex Premier Sale

Judging Beltex Premier Sale

Rob has the honour of judging the Beltex Sheep Society Premier Sale at Carlisle on today. Fantastic show of top quality sheep.

Wedding Fayre Pork Pie

Wedding Fayre Pork Pie

Last week's challenge - a Pork Pie fit for the local Vet's wedding reception! Congratulations Gethin and Nia James and thanks for the opportunity to contribute to your special day!

BBQ or Sunday roast?

BBQ or Sunday roast?

Whatever the weather, there’s plenty of choice today .... from Sunday roasts to BBQ cuts. Enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend.

BBQ weather is here!

BBQ weather is here!

Soaring temperatures can only mean one thing! BBQ time! Choice of burgers, kebabs, sausage and lots more. Call in now or give us a ring to pre-order.

Special offer

Special offer

Today’s Special. Our own home cooked Corned Beef Hash. 2 for £5.00

Team Rattray!

Team Rattray!

Team Rattray supporting Aber u 17's rugby team win against Crymych last night. Well done boys and all the best in the semi-final.

Happy Easter

Happy Easter

Easter Opening Hours Open Thursday 8am - 5.30pm Closed Good Friday Open Easter Saturday 8am - 4pm Closed Easter Monday Open Tuesday 8.30am - 5pm

4.8 out of 5 for our Pork Pie

4.8 out of 5 for our Pork Pie

A review on Instrgram gives us 4.8 out of 5 for our Pork Pies!! "Dyma beth oedd Byrbryd o'r radd flaenaf draw yn Aberystwyth. Mae'r cigydd yn adnabyddus yn y dre am grefftio Porc Pei blasus. Roedd y crwst yn ddigon friwsiog a dennau a oedd yn gyfuniad da gyda'r...

Mother’s day treats!

Mother’s day treats!

Don't forget Mother's day tomorrow! Treat your Mum's to a Sunday Roast with some of our local Welsh Beef, Lamb, Pork or Chicken.

Human’s of Aberystwyth!

Human’s of Aberystwyth!

Dennis is featured as this week's Humans of Aberystwyth! Brilliant den! "This morning I've been delivering meat to one of the local restaurants who order from us on a weekly basis There's the van to unload now and meat to prepare. Yes the pork is free range. I've...

Countryfile Winter Diaries

Countryfile Winter Diaries

What are these two up to? Rob explaining the finer qualities of red meat to Jules Hudson on the Hybu Cig Cymru stand (Meat Promotion Wales) at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair. You can see their feature on Welsh Lamb and Welsh Beef coming up tomorrow night, as the...

1st prize Beltex Shearling at Beeston

1st prize Beltex Shearling at Beeston

First prize Shearling Ewe at Beltex Society In-lamb sale at Beeston this morning. Lot no 42 RAT B024. Rattrays Beaujolais. Scanned in-lamb to Belgian import BE1051-0367. Rattrays Beaujolais is a homebred ewe out of Rattrays Thatchers Gold (RAT T024) and sired by...

In-lamb Ewes for Beeston Sat 6th January

In-lamb Ewes for Beeston Sat 6th January

4 In-lamb Shearling Ewes getting ready for sale at Beeston Castle on Saturday 6 January. Lots no 42-45. Show 9am. Sale 11.00 am. Full catalogue http://beltexsheepsociety.co.uk/down…/BeestonILSaleCat18.pdf

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Wishing all our customers a very happy New Year! Thanking you for your loyal and continued support throughout the year. It is very much appreciated. Enjoy your new year celebrations and we look forward to seeing you all again in 2018. Diolch.

Happy Christmas to you!

Happy Christmas to you!

Wishing all our customers a very Happy Christmas and thanks for your loyal support over the Chrsitmas period and throughout the year. Enjoy your Christmas celebrations!

Alexanders 12th day of Christmas

Alexanders 12th day of Christmas

Beverley Hemmings, winner of the Alexanders Estate Agents 12th day of Christmas prize, collecting her winning turkey from us on Saturday afternoon. Massive congratulations! Well done!. So exciting and to think your sister had to contact from Spain to inform of your...

Collect your orders today!!

Collect your orders today!!

Today's opening hours 7.00am to 6.00 pm. Not open Sunday. Remember to collect your orders today. Just a few free range turkeys still available. Boneless turkey breasts. Selection of prime award winning Welsh Black Beef, our own Home-cured Gammons, Our own Sweet,...

Look after your poultry!!

Look after your poultry!!

All poultry MUST be kept refrigerated after collection!! The garage, shed, conservatory or the boot of the car are NOT cold enough. The weather is too mild. Give the birds the care they deserve!! Happy Christmas to you all and enjoy your Christmas dinners!

A bird on each arm

A bird on each arm

Boys at their happiest this time of year.....with a bird on each arm!! Christmas poultry started to arrive.

Pre’ping the beef

Pre’ping the beef

Rob and his team busy boning out and prep’ing the Winter Fair beef at our Meat Unit ready for Christmas trade. 21 day hung and nicely marbled joints off the cattle bought at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair.

Winter Fair Beef

Winter Fair Beef

Winter Fair Beef ready for Christmas. Welsh Black Champion and other award winners produced in Ceredigion. Pre-order to be sure of a joint of our top quality beef this Christmas.

Gift vouchers available

Gift vouchers available

Struggling for ideas? Why not give a Rob Rattray Butchers Gift Voucher this Christmas? Beth am roi Taleb i siop Rob Rattray y Nadolig yma? Anrheg defnyddiol i'w wario unrhyw adeg.

Russell Gibbons and his double breasted birds

Russell Gibbons and his double breasted birds

Russell and the family at Brynblodau, Tregaron, have supplied us with fresh farm turkeys for almost 20 years. Consistency of quality is first and foremost with them and each birds is hand selected to suit every customer's needs. Treat yourself to one this Christmas!....

Top price at Welshpool In-Lamb sale

Top price at Welshpool In-Lamb sale

Top price of £900 with an in-lamb Beltex Shearling ewe from the flock selling to a young and enthusastic breeder from Anglesey. Good luck to all the buyers and thank for your support.

Christmas Pork & Bacon

Christmas Pork & Bacon

Prize winning baconers and porkers from our weekly supplier Brinley Davies, Penlan, bought at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair. Brinley won the Reserve Champion single Pig at the Fair which was bought at the auction by Rob Rattray. Brinley is our weekly supplier of pigs...

Beltex In-Lamb Shearling for Welshpool

Beltex In-Lamb Shearling for Welshpool

4 Beltex In-Lamb Shearling Ewes heading for Welsh Beltex Club Sale at Welshpool on Monday 4th December 2017. All four scanned in-lamb to carry single lambs. Lots No 1829 - 1932. Show 10.30. Sale 12 noon.

Brynblodau Turkeys

Brynblodau Turkeys

Orders now been taken for our fresh farm turkeys - supplied by Russell Gibbons of Brynblodau Farm, Tregaron. Free Range Fresh Local Farm Turkeys. Free range local Geese, Chickens & Ducks also available. Call us on 01970 615353 or email your order to...

Top Class Christmas Beef from Welsh Winter Fair

Top Class Christmas Beef from Welsh Winter Fair

Back home from another fantastic Royal Welsh Winter Fair! What a show of livestock!....So enjoy going through those lines of cattle seeing and handling top quality stock and selecting the type of animals that suit our business. Pleased to have bought 5 cattle today...

Reserve Champion Single Pig from the Winter Fair

Reserve Champion Single Pig from the Winter Fair

Reserve Champion Single Pig makes his way to the shop. Bought out of the auction at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair this morning along with 5 others all from the same sty at Penlan Farm, Talsarn. Huge congrats to Brinley, Carwyn, Eifiona and all the family on their...

Order now for Christmas

Order now for Christmas

Christmas orders now being taken. Free Range Fresh Local Farm Turkeys from Brynblodau Farm. Free range local Geese, Chickens & Ducks. Call us on 01970 615353 or email your order to admin@robrattray.co.uk or pm.

Try the Pork Ciabattas at Spartacus

Try the Pork Ciabattas at Spartacus

Mike Blair from Spartacus, Aberystwyth choosing a superb leg of pork for his new line of pulled pork ciabattas . Pork locally sourced from Pen Lan farm here in Ceredigion. "I have a feeling it's going to be good!! It's great I can just walk into Rob Rattray's and...

Siop y Bont

Siop y Bont

Selection of our own home cured bacon on sale now at Siop y Bont, Ponthrydfendigaid

Siop Clettwr

Siop Clettwr

Support your local shops. Good luck to Siop Clettwr and Cafe on its recent re-opening in new premises. Fantastic selection of all types of groceries available including our own Home-Cured Bacon, variety of own own home-made sausages, local quality Welsh beef mince,...

Coloured Breed Sale at Llandovery

Coloured Breed Sale at Llandovery

Blue Texels For Sale at Llandovery on Sunday, 1st October. 3 Yearlings & 2 Aged Ewes. Lot Nos 1092-1096. MV accredited. Also Ram Lamb and Aged Ram (lot no 1118-1119)

Sausage makers

Sausage makers

The sausage boys busy at it! All hand mixed and hand made from our own best quality pork, sourced locally from Penlan Farm.

Beltex Shearling ewes for sale

Beltex Shearling ewes for sale

5 Shearling Ewes for sale at the Welsh beltex Club Sale in Ruthin on Tuesday 19 September. Show at 10.00 am and Sale at 12.30 Full catalogue http://docs.wixstatic.com/…/59d5d8_db7ef66d04734096b8bd5b70…

Beltex Sale at Ruthin 19 Sept

Beltex Sale at Ruthin 19 Sept

7 Shearling Rams and 5 Ewes for Beltex Sale at Ruthin TOMORROW, Tuesday 19th. Sale at 12.30. Show at 10am. Full catalogue http://docs.wixstatic.com/…/59d5d8_db7ef66d04734096b8bd5b70…

“Best ever Pork Pie”!!  says Rachel

“Best ever Pork Pie”!! says Rachel

Some people ❤ #chocolate but my weakness is #porkpie 🙈. Thank you #rob Rattray butchers #aberystwyth for beautiful crisp pastry, tasty filling and surely the best ever pork pie in Wales 💕💕💕👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 says Rachel Beyonce Hubbard

Spring lamb now available

Finest quality Spring lamb now available. Naturally produced by Gwyn and Enid Jones and their son Gareth on the fertile pastures of Morfa Farm, Llanrhystud where they say "we pride ourselves on the responsible nature of our farming and our relationships with local...

Hot Welsh Lamb Superfood Salad

Hot Welsh Lamb Superfood Salad

Welsh Lamb & Beef recipe Ingredients 225g (8oz) Lean Welsh Lamb leg steaks, cut into thin strips 5ml (1tsp) Olive oil 15ml (1tbsp) Soy sauce – sugar free and low salt 100g (4oz) Quinoa 30ml (2tbsp) Pumpkin seeds 30ml (2tbsp) Sunflower seeds 4 Cooked beetroots, cubed 1...

Mother’s Day Treat

Mother’s Day Treat

Treat your Mum to what every Mum enjoys..... a Sunday Roast with the family. Choose from locally sourced Ystwyth Valley Lamb, local Ceredigion Beef, Welsh Pork from Penlan and free range Chicken. and don't forget the washing up..just this once!!

St Davis Day Sausage

St Davis Day Sausage

Celebrate St Davids Day with our special recipe St Davids Day sausage from local Penlan Pork, fresh leeks and local Welsh Cheese.

Cooked Meats for Christmas

Cooked Meats for Christmas

Our home cooked Game pies, Gala pies, Pork & Apricot Pies, Pork pies, Cooked Ham Joints and assorted Patchwork Pates now in stock for Christmas.

Winter Fair Champion Pig en-route to Rob Rattrays for Christmas

Winter Fair Champion Pig en-route to Rob Rattrays for Christmas

Pleased to have bought the Supreme Champion Single Pig at this afternoon's auction at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair. Ten award winning pigs bought and are now en-route to the shop for Christmas so that we can offer our customers the very best Wales has to offer in pork,...

Royal Welsh Winter Fair Pig Champion

Royal Welsh Winter Fair Pig Champion

Huge congratulations to Brinley Davies, his son Carwyn and daughter Eifiona of Penlan Farm, Talsarn on winning the Supreme Single Pig Championship at today's Royal Welsh Winter Fair. What an achievement on their very first time of showing! But comes as no surprise as...

YFC Lamb Carcasse Judging

YFC Lamb Carcasse Judging

Congratulations Ceredigion YFC taking 3rd place in the Royal Welsh Fair Winter Lamb Carcasse Competition. Dyfrig Williams, Huw Lewis (3rd under 21), Steffan Rattray (2nd under 18) and Elin Rattray receive their team awards from 2016 RWAS Lady Ambassador.

Beltex Champion at Llanilar Show

Beltex Champion at Llanilar Show

"Rattrays Beauty Spot" today took Beltex Breed Championship in a strong section at Llanilar Show. "Beauty Spot" is out of our homebred dam "Rattrays Pepsi" and sired by Airyolland Slighshot.

25 years in business

25 years in business

Today Rob Rattray celebrated 25 years in business. Thanks to all the loyal customers who have supported us over the years. We very much appreciated your loyalty and know many customers have been loyal throughout the entire period.

Beltex at Aberystwyth Show

Beltex at Aberystwyth Show

Congratulations to the Aberystwyth Show committe on organising a fantastic show of sheep.   We enjoyed a good day of showing  coming away with Reserve Male Beltex Champion in a strong section of over 80 entries with home-bred Shearling Ram "Rattrays Alfred". Third in...

Stockjudging skills

Stockjudging skills

Steffan Rattray proved his knowledge and skill in identifying quality stock by winning the Sheep Stockjudging competition at Ceredigion YFC's county rally on Saturday and along with fellow team members, Rhys and Huw Lewis, brought the team trophy back to Trisant YFC....

The Harrow at Little Bedwyn

The Harrow at Little Bedwyn

Our Ystwyth Valley Lamb served at the Michelin Star Restaurant of The Harrow at Little Bedwyn in Marlborough, Wiltshire this week.   Roger Jones is a valued customer who receives  his supply of Ystwyth Valley lamb by courier on a regular basis.

Today’s Cooked Meats

Today’s Cooked Meats

Ful range of cooked meats and meat products available today include Steak & ale Pie, Sausage Rolls, Cooked Beef, Ham & Turkey, Brawn, Faggots, Scotch Eggs, Pork Pies, Quiches and others

Mr Urdd sausage this week

Mr Urdd sausage this week

This week's range of sausages include Mr Urdd;   Pork;   Lamb, Mint & Honey;  Pork & Leek;   Slimmers Pork  and Slimmers Welsh Dragon

Easter Opening hours

Thursday 24th March 2016     8.00-5.30 pm GOOD FRIDAY                       CLOSED EASTER SATURDAY              8.00-4.00pm EASTER SUNDAY                   CLOSED EASTER MONDAY                   CLOSED Tuesday, 29th March 2016       8.30 - 5.00...

The Glengower Hotel, Aberystwyth

The Glengower Hotel, Aberystwyth

Congratulations to The Glengower on a fantastic job of refurbishment!   Certainly recommend a visit and find out more on their website    http://glengower.co.uk/our-suppliers/

Y Ffarmers “Cosy Welsh Pub”

Y Ffarmers “Cosy Welsh Pub”

Congratulations to Rhodri and Esther at Y Ffarmers, Llanfihangel-y-Creuddyn, on being named by  Walesonline.co.uk  as one of the "18 gorgeously cosy Welsh Pubs you'll never want to leave".   Proud of our local and of being able to supply them with a truly local...

Special Offer

CYNNIG ARBENNIG - HEDDIW YN UNIGWelsh Dragon Sausages & Pork & Leek SausagesDown from £12.50 to £9.99.

Today Only

Today Only

TODAY ONLY. Special Offer£12.50's worth of our own Home-Made Sausages for £9.99.

Today’s window

Today’s window

Choice of Ystwyth valley lamb from our own farm, Penlan pork, local Ceredigion beef from Morfa, Llanrhystud and free range Cefnllan chickens this weekend. Six Nation sausages. Also Chorizo sausage; Slimmers Pork; Lamb, mint & honey; Pork & leek; Pork; Slimmers...

Wales-v-England!

Byddwn yn cau am 3 o'r gloch pnawn fory er mwyn i'r staff gael fynd i wylio'r gem rygbi. We will close at 3.00 pm TOMORROW, so that the staff can watch the game.

Six Nation Sausages

Six Nation Sausages

Our own rugby treat... .......home-made Six Nation sausage ........available during Internation Rugby season only.     A flavoursome Pork sausage  with a dusting of international flavours, dominated by the power and flavour of the finest quality locally sourced Welsh...

MacRattrays Haggis

MacRattrays Haggis

Rob can proudly follow his ancestry back to the early 1800's in Dundee, Scotland and has created his very own recipe for his home-made  MacRattray Haggis.    Available this week only. Pre-order now.

Welcome Dennis

Welcome Dennis

Dennis Hodges joined us at the new year as a new member of staff.   He come with over 30 years experience in the meat industry having worked in both the retail and wholesale butchery trade in Hereford throughout his career.  Having spent a lifetime holidaying on the...

Well Done Y Ffarmers

Well Done Y Ffarmers

Well done Y Ffarmers!. Listed in The Telegraph's "Top Chef's Favourite Restaurants". Da iawn chi. Elisabeth Luard, food writer, recommends: 9.Y Ffarmers, Aberystwyth Veteran food writer Elisabeth Luard is a long time resident of North Wales, and likes to head for her...

New Year Opening Hours

Closed today.Open tomorrow 8.30-5.00Open Wednesday 8.30-5.00Open Thursday 8.00-3.00Closed New Years DayOpen Saturday 8.00-4.00

Staff Greetings

Staff Greetings

Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda wrth y tim i gyd. Diolch i chi gyd am eich cefnogaeth yn 2015.Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Rattray team. Thanks to all our customers for their support in 2015.

YFC Carcass Judging

YFC Carcass Judging

Rattray juniors proved their ability to recognise a good lamb carcass, by succeeding in the Wales YFC Lamb Carcass Judging competition at this week's Royal Welsh Winter Fair.   Elin at the young age of 13 won the Under 21 Section, beating experienced opposition from...

Welsh Chef of the Year finalist

Welsh Chef of the Year finalist

Congratulations to customers, Nathan and Charlie of the Belle Vue Royal Hotel who have earnt a place in this years Grand Final of the Welsh Chef of the year competition,    Nathan Davies says "Rob Rattray butchers we couldn't have done it with out you! Your lamb was a...

40 days to Christmas

40 days to Christmas

40 days to Christmas!!Order your meat and poultry now. Then that's sorted!Phone 01970 615353 email admin@robrattray.co.uk

Blue Texels for Sale at Worcester

Nine smart Blue Texels all sired by an imported ram 4212-0812 whi is from the well known Dutch breeder Kreuze (26173) will be offered for sale at Worcester tomorrow.

Rattrays Beltex female sells to Scotland

Rattrays Beltex female sells to Scotland

The sale of Beltex Shearling Ewes from the Rattray flock met a good demand at the Welsh Beltex Club Sale at Welshpool yesterday.   Nine females sold to an average of £361.  First in the ring was RAT W054 who will have a change of air, joining a flock in...

Reserve Male Champion at Welsh beltex Sale

Reserve Male Champion at Welsh beltex Sale

First prize Ram Lamb and Reserve Male Champion with "Rattrays Alligator" RAT A005 at Welsh Beltex Club sale yesterday. Sired by our stock ram Dooley Thurston and out of homebred dam Rattrays Patsy. Sold at £1,000 to judge Huw Owen, Red House Farm, Aberhafesp and son...

Rattray’s Beltex progeny succeed

Rattray’s Beltex progeny succeed

It was great to see progeny of the Rattrays Beltex flock receiving rosettes at the pre-Sale Show at Welshpool on Wednesday.  Winning the Female Championship was Tywi Wispa from Ioan Jones, who is sired by Rattrays Stan the Man, sold to the Tywi flock at the 2013 Welsh...

Good trade at Welsh Beltex Sale

Good trade at Welsh Beltex Sale

Good demand for our Beltex Shearling Rams at Welshpool yesterday with all rams sold to an average of  £883. Top priced was this years show ram, Rattrays Wally selling at £1,050 to Owens, Sandilands.whilst another two topped the £1000 with Rattrays Wesley joining the...

Beltex Rams for sale

Beltex Rams for sale

9 Beltex Shearling Rams for sale at Welshpool on Wednesday next, 2nd September. Lots 125-133. Show 12 noon. Sale 2pm. Full catalogue available onlinehttp://www.beltex.co.uk/Welshpool_Beltex_Catalogue_2015.pdf

Beltex Shearling Ewes for sale

Beltex Shearling Ewes for sale

10 Shearling Ewes (Lots No 43 - 52) entered for Welsh Beltex Club Sale at Welshpool 2nd September 2015. Catalogue available onlinehttp://www.beltex.co.uk/Welshpool_Beltex_Catalogue_2015.pdf

Beltex Ram Lambs for sale

Beltex Ram Lambs for sale

"Rattrays Alligator" (RAT.A005) 1st prize ram lamb at Llanilar Show and 3rd at Royal Welsh Show entered as lot no 265 in Welsh Beltex Sale at Welshpool, 2nd September 2015..  Sired by Dooley Thurston (DOO T082) and our homebred dam Rattrays Patsy (RAT P022) who is out...

Good luck Mathew

Good luck Mathew

Mathew Jones leaves us today after 8 years in our employment, to follow a change in career, undertaking a degree course in Computer Studies at Aberystwyth University.  We hope you will keep in touch Mathew and call in on a regular basis.   Good luck with your new...

Blue Texel Shearling for sale at Worcester

Blue Texel Shearling for sale at Worcester

9 home-bred Blue Texel Shearling Ewes heading for the Society Sale at Worcester on Friday 4th September. Lots No 190-198.. Full details in the catalogue http://www.blue-texel-sheep.com/sa…/worcester-sale.   All out of our imported ram 4212-0812 and our own home-bred...

Ambassador for Porc.Wales

Ambassador for Porc.Wales

Porc.Wales Click here to read more about the butchers in Wales who sell quality local pork - likeRob Rattray Butchers in Aberystwyth! http://porc.wales/en/meat-greet/shops/rob-rattray-butcher

Interbreed Group Chamiponship at Llanilar Show

Interbreed Group Chamiponship at Llanilar Show

Rattrays Beltex beat 13 other breed group to win the Interbreed Group Championship at Llanilar Show on Saturday with a group of 3 home bred shearling sheep comprising a shearling ram Rattrays Wally (RAT W019) and two shearling ewes Rattrays Winni (RAT W044) and...

1st prize Beltex Ram Lamb at Llanilar Show

1st prize Beltex Ram Lamb at Llanilar Show

Rattrays Alligator (RAT A005) wins the Beltex Ram Lamb Class at Llanilar Show on Saturday.  Will be offered for sale at the Welsh beltex Club Sale at Welshpool on Wednesday 2nd September 2015.   Bred from one of our favourite home-bred ewes, Rattrays Patsy (RAT P022)...

Llanilar Show – AOB Championship

Llanilar Show – AOB Championship

Rattrays Blue Texels win the Championship for Any Other Continental or British Lowland Breed at Llanilar Show on Saturday with a home bred Blue Texel Shearling Ewe, Rattrays X-Rated out of our our home bred ewe and an imported ram

Beltex for sale at Welshpool

Beltex for sale at Welshpool

9 Shearling Rams  (RAT W001    RAT W003    RAT W005     RAT W008     RAT W009    RAT W019    RAT W011    RAT W013    RAT W023) 10 Shearling Ewes  (RAT W054    RAT W052    RAT W043     RAT W040     RAT W037    RAT W035    RAT W030     RAT W029      RAT W014    RAT...

NSA Ram Sale

10 Beltex-x-Charolais and 5 Beltex-x Shearling entered for sale at the NSA Sale at Builth Wells on 21st September 2015

Beltex and Blue Texel for Sale

A selection of Beltex,Beltex-x and Blue Texel Shearling Rams, Shearling Ewes and Ram Lambs for Sale at home and at various sales this autumn.   Prospective puirchasers welcome to see our stock at any time by prior appointment.  

Wales YFC Beltex Stockjudging winner

Wales YFC Beltex Stockjudging winner

So very, very proud of Elin, winning the Wales YFC Under 16 Beltex Sheep Stockjudging Trophy at this year's Royal Welsh Show.  A faboulous achievement at only 12 yrs!   Winning at county level in Ceredigion, where standard of competitors is always high,  was a great...

Our lamb down in price

Our lamb down in price

£2.00 PER KG off all our LAMB. All our lamb is produced locally on Ystwyth Valley farms. This week's lamb is produced by Colin Davies at Troedrhiwfronfrech....no more than 2 mile from our shop.

All the best Jonathan

All the best Jonathan

Jonathan Theobald will leave at the end of this week to further his education in what has been his lifetime interest, Agriculture. Jonathan joined us 9 years ago on leaving school and we shall now miss his loyalty to the business and his reliability at all times. ...

Thanks and good luck Jonathan

Thanks and good luck Jonathan

It'll be all change next week as Jonathan Theobald leaves us at the end of this week, after almost  9 years of loyal service.   He joined us on leaving school and has been a reliable and faithful member of our team ever since. He now leaves us to continue his...

Like mother, like daughter

Like mother, like daughter

At the 2011 Show our shearling ewe, Rattrays Presidents Lady, won the Beltex Female and Reserve Breed Championship. Yesterday her daughter, Wenolwen, follows in his footsteps, bringing home the exact 2015 awards.

Success at Aberystwyth Show

Success at Aberystwyth Show

Good day at Aberystwyth Show yesterday. Beltex Female Champion & Reserve Breed Champion with Shearling Ewe, Rattray's Wenolwen in a very strong section of 67 entries.  

Our Meat supplied for Aberystwyth Show

Our Meat supplied for Aberystwyth Show

Local produce at Aberystwyth Show tomorrow supplied by Rob Rattray Butchers. Beefburgers, Lamburgers, Hog Roast and Lamb rolls supplied to Jonathan & Beth Little of Event Eateries, Lampeter using locally sourced meat. Lamb produced by Colin Davies,...

Experienced Butcher required

Experienced Butcher required

Experienced Butcher required to join our team of staff, working at retail shop in Aberystwyth town and at the meat cutting unit. If you know of anyone who may be interested contact us

Glengower Raft Race

Glengower Raft Race

 Despite all the staff's efforts in constructing and launching their fine crafted raft.................it unfortunately proved not to be seaworthy.!!     After abandoning ship, the team of sausage-makers were left to salvage the shipwreck....and their pride.!   Don't...

Ffermio    Saturday 12.30

Ffermio Saturday 12.30

Ffermio. Repeated today 12.30.    S4C. "This week,..........Meinir Howells calls on the Rattray family near Aberystwyth to see their award-winning Beltex sheep."

Lamb Cutting Demonstration

Lamb Cutting Demonstration

During the Welsh Beltex Club Flock Visit Day, Rob also demonstrated his butchery skills and explained to members the various method he uses to butcher and market prime lambs for the shop. 

Welsh Beltex Club Flock Visit

Welsh Beltex Club Flock Visit

Members visited the farm on Bank Holiday Monday to see Rattrays Beltex, winners of the Welsh beltex Club Large Flock Competition 2013 & 2014 in their working clothes.   Members were briefed by Rob on the breeding lines of all stock and given an opportunity to see...

Welsh Black Beef

Welsh Black Beef available this week, from the local and renowned Neuadd herd of William Jenkins, Neuadd yr Ynys, Talieisin.

This week’s suppliers

This week’s suppliers

Beef this week from William Jenkins, Neuadd yr Ynys, Tre'r Ddol Pork  this week from Brinley Davies, Fferm Penlan, Talsarn Spring Lamb from Alwyn Davies, Brenan, New Cross

“The 45 best restaurants in Wales right now”

Congratulations to customers   Baravin, Aberystwyth and The Harbourmaster, Aberaeron   Y Ffarmers, Llanfihnagel-y-Creuddyn     Gwesty Cymru, and  Ultracomida, Pier Street, Aberystwyth  on being named as "The 45 best restaurants in Wales right now"  ...

First of our Spring Lamb

First of our Spring Lamb

Local Welsh lamb for the Easter weekend in stock    First of this season's spring lamb from Morfa, Llanrhystud this week.

Breakfast Week 25-31 Jan

Enjoy a hearty breakfast with a choice of our own home-cured bacon and home made sausages with  free range Birchgrove eggs.   The sweet cured bacon or our speciality treacle cured is a popular choice.  

Rattray’s Beltex win Wales’ Large Flock Competition

Rattray’s Beltex win Wales’ Large Flock Competition

"Rattrays Beltex" winners of the Welsh Beltex Club Large Flock Competition.   The flock competition was judged by Mr John Hall of Carlisle, President of the Beltex Sheep Society in the autumn and the flock are seen here at the jime of judging.

This week’s sausage

This week’s sausage

This week's sausages selection"Slimmers" Pork & "Slimmers" Pork, Lemon Pepper & Chive   Cumberland (Plain Pork)   Pork & Leek    Lamb, Mint & Honey

Happy New Year

Wishing you all a very happy and prosperous new year and thanking you for your support throughout 2014.   Blwyddyn Newydd Dda..

Opening Hours

Tuesday 23td Dec   7.00 - 5.30          Christmas Eve  7.00  - 3.00 (Orders to be collected by 2pm)              Christmas Day & Boxing Day   Closed             Saturday   27th Dec     8.00 - 2.00 Sunday 28th Dec   Closed          Monday 29th Dec   ...

7 days to go – Not too late to order!

7 days to go – Not too late to order!

Its not too late to place your Christmas order at Rob Rattray Butchers.     There is still time to shop and still time to place your order.    We  have a good selection of all poultry and game available and plenty of well hung and matured prize winning Beef.     Call...

Rob Rattray Butchers gift vouchers for Christmas

Rob Rattray Butchers gift vouchers for Christmas

Stuck for a last minute gift?............what about a Rob Rattray Gift Voucher?.    Available for any amount and can be spent as you wish............on one shop or over several shoppings!    Give someone a git they will apprecaite and enjoy!   Available all year...

Royal Welsh Winter Fair Reserve Supreme Champion (Champion Steer) exhibited by Aeron & Berwyn Hughes, Cwmhendryd and bought by Rob Rattray, killed out at 68.4% (624kg live weight, 427kg dead weight).

Christmas Beef

Christmas Beef

Our Winter Fair Beef hanging in the Unit  and will be ready for cutting later this week.    For your favourite joint for Christmas and New Year  place your order now to ensure a joint to suit your requirements.

8 Cattle from Royal Welsh Winter Fair

8 Cattle from Royal Welsh Winter Fair

We'll have the best of Welsh Beef in the shop for Christmas!!   Eight cattle bought at Welsh Winter Fair this week including Reserve Supreme Champion (Champion Steer) and Reserve Champion Steer, both from Aeron & Berwyn Hughes of Cwmhendryd, Lampeter.   What an...

Another prize winner from the Winter Fair

Another prize winner from the Winter Fair

Dai Jones, Llanilar takes a look over another of our purchases -  the Winter Fair's Reserve Champion Steer, a Charolias-x steer, from Cwmhendryd being shown off here by handler Cai Edwards.  

Rattray’s  Beltex produce Champion carcasse

Rattray’s Beltex produce Champion carcasse

Congratulations to one of our suppliers, Rob Lewis, Glanelan, Rhayader on winning the Champion Lamb Carcasse at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair. What an achievement - 11 entries and 11 rosettes (including Champion Single and Reserve Champion Pair)...............and all 11...

English Winter Fair Facebook post

English Winter Fair Facebook post

Taking on the task of judging the live sheep classes is Aberystwyth-based award winning butcher Robert Rattray.Rob opened his own butchers shop in the town in 1991 and farms to supply the business, running a commercial flock of some 300 Texel Mules put to a Beltex tup...

Welsh Black Beef this week

Welsh Black Beef this week

Welsh Black Beef available now sourced from neighbour Richard Tudor of Glanystwyth, New Cross, who produces lamb and beef cattle of the finest quality on prime, fertile pastures on the bank of the river Ystwyth.  .

Welsh Black Beef this week

Welsh Black Beef this week sourced from the Coedllys Herd of Wil Davies who runs a herd  of top quality Welsh Black Cattle at Brynglas, Ponterwyd.

21 things you have to taste in Wales

Proud to supply The Harbourmaster, Aberaeron with Rob's own cured sweet Bacon and  our own Traditional Pork Sausage.   Congratulations to Glyn, Menna & the staff whose full Welsh Breakfast which was listed in "21 Things You Have to Taste in Wales"

2015 calendar

2015 calendar

Our 2015 Calendars are going to print this week!    LAST chance to include your event!!      Just let us have  the date and details by Friday and we will include a free advert on the calendar.

See our Suppliers on “Cefn Gwlad”

See our Suppliers on “Cefn Gwlad”

Congratulations to the entire Hughes family of Cwmhendryd on presenting an excellent "Cefn Gwlad" programme last night.   What a superb show of beef cattle!.  Well done,  one and all !.   For those who missed it , the programme will be a repeated at 1.30 pm Thursday...

Congratulations

Congratulations

Congratulations to our beef supplier, Berwyn Hughes on his marriage to  family friend, Elin Jones on Saturday.  All the very best to you both.

Blue Texels for Sale at NSA Sale 22 Sept

Blue Texels for Sale at NSA Sale 22 Sept

Two Shearling Ewes and One Shearling Ram for Sale at the NSA Sale at Builth Wells on Monday 22nd September.  Ring 6.   Lot 1387.  Rattrays Wizzkid.   Shearling Ram sired by imported Belgian Ram BE 4212-0812 and home bred dam Rattrays Tanneks.     More details to...

Blue Texel Shearling reaches £950

Blue Texel Shearling reaches £950

Blue Texels from the Rattray Flock were placed 2nd and 4th in a very strong line up of Shearling Ewes at the  Worcester on 5 September.   Selling for £950 to the Harding family of Cefnypwll, Abermule was second placed ewe   RATTRAYS WICKED LADY,     sired by...

Supreme Champion Beltex at Welshpool Sale

Supreme Champion Beltex at Welshpool Sale

Rattrays Tyson (RAT T037) awarded the Supreme Championship at the Welsh Beltex Club Sale at Welshpool, by judge Mr John Hall of Carlisle.    Tyson, a March 2013 born shearling ram,  stood 2nd in the ram lamb class at last year's Royal Welsh Show and was out of our own...

Blue Texel Semen For Sale

Blue Texel Semen For Sale

Semen available for sale from a 2006 born Penybec ram  PGA/06/3014M.   First prize winner of ram lamb class at Royal Welsh Show in 2006 and sire of most of the females in our flock. Sireof Blue Texel Breed Champion at NSA Builth Wells Ram Sale 2012 and the Blue Texel...

Beltex Worcester

Beltex Worcester

Ready for Friday's Beltex Sale at Worcester......Rattrays Tywysog (RAT T052) sired by our home bred of Rattrays Mr Urdd and therefore a half brother to the Supreme Champion at Welshpool today.   The dam, Rattrays Presidents Lady, is one of the favourite ewes within...

Blue Texel Shearlings For Sale at Worcester Sale

Blue Texel Shearlings For Sale at Worcester Sale

Entries for the Blue Texel Sale at Worcester on 5 September include Lot 150     RATTRAYS WISHFUL THINKING   (RAT/13/0024W)   dob 06/03/2013   Twin    Sire : Rattrays Werbrouck 4212-0814 (Import)     Dam  Rattrays Tywysoges RAT/11/2580 LOT 151   RATTRAYS WICKED LADY   ...

Beltex semen for sale

Beltex semen for sale

Semen available for sale from Rattray's Mr Urdd who was Beltex Section Male Champion at 2010 Royal Welsh Show.  

Beltex Sale Welshpool 3rd September 2014

Beltex Sale Welshpool 3rd September 2014

Shearling Females entered for Welsh Premier Sale at Welshpool this Wednesday.    Show at 1pm.   Sale 3pm.   Entries include Lot 39, 41, 42 & 43 sired by our own homebred Rattrays Mr Urdd (RWAS Male Champion 2010) and  Lot 40 & 44 sired by Ballydown Lancer and...

Beltex Shearling Rams Welshpool 3 Sept 2014

Choice of 9 Beltex Shearling Rams for Sale at Welshpool on Weds.   Lot no 101 to 109  follow link www.beltex.co.uk sales Welshpool see catalogue.   Substitute entries for Lot 103 are RAT T051 Rattrays Tornado ...out of our home bred sire Rattrays Mr Urdd and a dam of...

Blue Texel  Rams for sale at Worcester

Blue Texel Rams for sale at Worcester

Ram Lamb Lot No 296    RATTRAYS X-BOX for sale at Breed Society sale at  Worcester on 5th September 2013. A strong lamb sired by an imported Werbrouck ram (4212-0812) and out of a home bred ewe Rattratys Tanneka (RAT/11/00004) and shown at The Royal Welsh Show in...

Beltex Rams and Females for Sale

Beltex Rams and Females for Sale

A selection of pedigree Beltex Shearling Rams and Females will be available for sale this summer, some at the Welsh Beltex  Club Sale at Welshpool on Wednesday 3rd September 2014 and others at Worcester and from home. Three Beltex Ram Lambs entered for Premier Sale at...

Beltex Ram Lambs for Sale

Beltex Ram Lambs for Sale

Three Ram Lambs from the Rattray flock entered for the Beltex Premier Sale at Carlisle are      LOT 312       Rattray's Waldo (RAT.W018)             Dam : Rattray's Patsy. A homebred ewe out of Clary Keiser Chief and Grays Mustang Sally This years show lamb. Like his...

3rd in Royal Welsh Intermediate Young Handler Section

3rd in Royal Welsh Intermediate Young Handler Section

And again ....in the heat of the mid afternoon sun on Wednesday afternoon,  Elin is placed 3rd in the Royal Welsh Show Intermediate Young Handler Section.   All competitors are put through their paces by showing their skills in handling the sheep and proving their...

Elin wins Royal Welsh Beltex Senior Young Handler Award

Elin wins Royal Welsh Beltex Senior Young Handler Award

Elin Rattray beats off strong competition from fellow young Beltex exhibitors and friends in the Beltex classes at the Royal Welsh Show on Tuesday afternoon and comes home with the Challenge Trophy for the Best Senior Young Handler in the Section.   Well done Elin!

Glan Elan Beef for Triangle Inn, Rhayader

Glan Elan Beef for Triangle Inn, Rhayader

Beef from Rob Lewis's farm at Glan Elan, Cwmdauddwr, Rhayader and Lamb from our own farm is prepared for The Triangle Inn, Cwmdauddwr, Rhayader (www.triangleinn.co.uk) in preparation for a busy week of visitors travelling to the Royal Welsh Show next week.   Showgoers...

Welsh Beltex Club Flock of the Year

Welsh Beltex Club Flock of the Year

Rob, Sheila, Steffan & Elin Rattray winning the Welsh Beltex Club Flock of the Year Competition and being presented with the Cup by retiring Chairman,  Hefin Hughes.    The competition was judged by Mr Tom Ashton of Wigan, Lancashire, a pioneer of the breed...

Welsh website up and running

Welsh website up and running

Our Welsh language website is now up and running as from today.   We do have a few minor issues yet to resolve , so bear with us and we promise to get these sorted very soon.

Our Welsh Language Website

Our Welsh Language Website

Our Welsh language website is almost ready and will be up and running from 1st March.   Share our St Davids Day celebration with us and take a look.  

Aberystwyth Town Centre Flat to rent

Aberystwyth Town Centre Flat to rent

Floor Self Contained Flat available to rent in Chalybeate Street, Aberystwyth.    Available partly furnished or unfurnished. Third floor accommodation with Entrance Hall,   fitted Kitchen with Dining Area equipped with cooked, fridge and washer-dryer, Large lounge,...

Don’t miss the match!

Remember the Wales - v- France match is Friday 21st February with kick off at 8.00 p.m.  Another calendar blunder!  So sorry.    Tuck into some of our 6 Nations Sausage whilst you watch the match.   Avalaible throughout the Six Nation tournament only,

Valentine’s Day Treat

Valentine’s Day Treat

Spoil your "nearest and dearest" to a prime Ceredigion steak this weekend.   Remember what they say.......the way to a man's heart is through his stomach!     Mwynhewch stecen orau Ceredigion dros benwythnos Sant Folant.

Welsh Beef & Lamb logo

Welsh Beef & Lamb logo

One year on  and  Rob says "We have seen new trade in the wake of the horsemeat scandal.   We’ve had new customers coming into the shop.  We pride ourselves on the traceability of the products that we sell so that our customers can be assured that they are getting...

Pancake Day Blunder

Pancake Day Blunder

Thousand apologies to all our customers who made Pancakes on Tuesday last.! Glad to see you all use our calendar!    Shrove Tuesday or Pancake day is not until 4th March so you'll just make them all over again.  Sorry!    This was Rob's plan to get a double helping...

Welsh Language Website

Welsh Language Website

We are currently preparing a Welsh language version of our website.   We are almost there and hope to have it ready for lauching on St Davids Day   We look forward to presenting the new look website and shall keep you informed of progress.  Diolch.  

Opening Hours

Saturday 21 Dec             8 am to 4 pm Sunday    22 Dec            10 am to 3 pm Monday   23 Dec            7 am to 5.30pm Tuesday  24 Dec            7 am to 3 pm CHRISTMAS DAY          CLOSED BOXING DAY                   CLOSED Friday     27 Dec             CLOSED...

Llyfr Ysgol Llanfihangel y Creuddyn School

Llyfr Ysgol Llanfihangel y Creuddyn School

An exciting book just in time for Christmas recording the history of Llanfihangel y Creuddyn School since 1838.   Reports, documents, articles, extracts from the log books and a huge collection of named photos in 136 pages of colour and black and white,   Availble at...

Prime Beef for Christmas from Welsh Winter Fair

Prime Beef for Christmas from Welsh Winter Fair

A very successful Royal Welsh Winter Fair saw Rob judging the pig classes on the Monday followed by the Championships on Tuesday.    later in the day, Rob went on to buy one of the pair of Champion pigs along with another pair, exhibited by Andrew Davies of...

Aberystwyth Food Fair

Aberystwyth Food Fair

Come and see us on stand 27 at the Aberystwyth Art Centre Food Fair on Saturday 23rd November 10am to 4pm.

2 months to Christmas Day!!

2 months to Christmas Day!!

It'll soon be here!   take the stress out of  Christmas  and place your order early.    Turkeys will again be free range and supplied by the Gibbons family of Brynblodau Farm and are coming on well,   Visit our christmas page          ...

Female Blue Texel Champion at NSA Ram Sale

Female Blue Texel Champion at NSA Ram Sale

Rattrays Verona  RAT/12/00009 (Lot No 1454) was placed Champion Female at todays pre-sale breed show at Builth Wells.  She was 1st in the Shearling ewe class and went on to become female champion whilst her half sister Rattrays Vera  RAT/12/00012 (lot no. 1455) was...

Poultry Farmers of the Year finalist

Poultry Farmers of the Year finalist

Congratulation to our egg suppliers, Birchgrove Eggs of Trawscoed, Aberystwyth on reaching the finals of Farmers Weekly Poultry Farmer of the Year.   Best of luck Tony & Gwen at the finals.

The Harrow at Little Bedwyn

The Harrow at Little Bedwyn

Rob Rattray Butchers are proud to have supplied Welsh Black Beef and Ystwyth Valley Lamb this week  to "the Harrow at little Bedwyn", a Michelin Star restaurant at Marlborough in Wiltshire run by Roger Jones and his wife Sue.  "The Harrow at Little Bedwyn is one of...

Llongyfarchaidau i’r Ffarmers

Llongyfarchaidau i’r Ffarmers

Llongyfarchiadau i Esther a Rhodri yn Y Ffarmers Llanfihangel y Creuddyn ar dderbyn Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence.    Cwbl haeddianol.  Da iawn chi.

Glanelan beef & lamb at The Triangle Inn

Glanelan beef & lamb at The Triangle Inn

Both beef and lamb has been sourced this week from Rob Lewis and family at Glanelan Farm, Cwmdauddwr, Rhayader to supply The Triangle Inn at Cwmdauddwr with a truly local product.    The fertile pastures of the lower Elan Valley are able to produce first class quality...

Welsh Beltex Club Sale

Welsh Beltex Club Sale

A selection of Rattray's home-bred shearling rams and females will be offered for sale at the Welsh Beltex Club Society Sale at Welshpool of Wednesday 4th September 2013.  Show at 1pm.   Sale at 3pm. Shearling Ewes  LOT 10 Messrs R & S Rattray (Rattray's)...

Champion of Champions at Llanilar Show

Champion of Champions at Llanilar Show

Hot-on-the-heels of winning the Group Championship earlier in the afternoon, Rob Rattray goes on to win the Sheep Interbreed Championship at Llanilar Show on Saturday with a home bred Beltex Ewe Lamb "Rattrays Tamara".   The ewe lamb which had earlier in the day...

Interbreed Group of Three at Llanilar Show

Interbreed Group of Three at Llanilar Show

Steffan & Elin Rattray were helped by friends Hedd Dafydd and Dafydd Owen to the win the Group of Three Interbreed Championship at Llanilar Show on Saturday.     The group of three, comprising one ram lamb and two ewe lambs were all March born home-bred lambs from...

Success at the Royal Welsh Show

Success at the Royal Welsh Show

It's back to the shop today after a busy week at the Royal Welsh Show.    A homebred ram lamb from the Rattray flock was proud to stand second in his class  to a lamb from the Glantre flock that later went on to win the breed's male championship.   Also displaying...

Oxford Symposium of Food & Cookery

Oxford Symposium of Food & Cookery

Rob Rattray Butchers are extremely proud to have supplied Ystwyth Valley Lamb for the Friday evening dinner of the Oxford Symposium of Food & Cookery - an annual conference of some 220 international food writers, journalists, enthusiasts and academics. The theme...

National Tourism Awards for Wales 2013

National Tourism Awards for Wales 2013

Congratulations to our customers, Rhodri & Esther at Y Ffarmers, Llanfihangel-y-Creuddyn on being short-listed the prestigious National Tourism Awars 2013 - Best Place to Eat - Pub category.   Da iawn chi a phob hwyl yn y seremoni wobrwyo.

Llongyfarchiadau i ysgol Llanfihangel y Creuddyn!

Llongyfarchiadau i ysgol Llanfihangel y Creuddyn!

Llongyfarchiadau i staff a phlant Ysgol Llanfihangel y Creuddyn ar ddathlu penblwydd yr ysgol mewn steil !  Da iawn chi wir.   Cafwyd diwrnod a hanner!!  Roedd yr ysgol yn byrlymu efo hen hanes a straeon diddorol  a phawb yn ymfalchio yn eu cysylltiadau a'r ysgol wrth...

Y Ffarmers awarded Sawday’s Community Pub Award

Y Ffarmers awarded Sawday’s Community Pub Award

Llongyfarchiadau i Rhodri ac Esther,  Y Ffarmers, Llanfihangel y Creuddyn, ar gael eu henwebu yn enillwyr cenedlaethol  mewn cystadleuaeth nodedig "Sawdays".   Congratulations to Y Ffarmers  on being named winner of the "Community Pub Award" 2013/2014 in the...

Ysgol Llanfihangel-y-Creuddyn yn 175 oed.

Ysgol Llanfihangel-y-Creuddyn yn 175 oed.

Pob lwc i Ysgol Llanfihangel y Creuddyn ar ddathlu ei phenblwydd yn 175 oed,   Carreg filltir bwysig iawn yn hanes yr ysgol lle bu Rob yn "ddisgbybl boch-goch bach di-fau" !!! Yno bu ef a Sheila yn ddisgyblion a gellir ymfalchio yn y ffaith fod y plant y 7fed...

New Season Lamb now available

New Season Lamb now available

New Season Lamb this week from Morfa, Llanrhystud.    Lambs are produced by Sheila's uncle,  David Morgan, Gwyn and Gareth at Morfa, on the fertile seaside pastures of Cardigan Bay coast which benefits from the fresh salty sea air and produces healthy stock with a...

Robert Rattray ARAgS

Rob is proud to have been awarded an Associateship of the Royal Agricultural Societies (ARAgS) "in recognition of his contribution to the practice and development of agriculture".   A report in the Council for Awards of Royal Agricultural Societies Newsletter &...

“Congrats Dadcu Mogs”

“Congrats Dadcu Mogs”

Congratulations to one of the staff, Ceredig Morgan and his wife Janet on the birth of their first grandchild - a beautiful baby girl, Liwsi Win, born on 20th March.   Doting dadcu and baby Liwsi "both doing well"!   Llongyfarchiadau hefyd i ddau o'n cynhyrchwyr,  ...

No Horse Meat Here

No Horse Meat Here

     "NO HORSE MEAT HERE"   -    and that's straight from the horse's mouth !!!

Farmhouse Breakfast

Farmhouse Breakfast

Its' "Farmhouse Breakfast Week"  22 to 28 January 2013.    Start your day with Rob Rattray's own home made speciality sausage,   Rob's own home cured bacon and Birchgrove eggs.   A great start to the day!.

New Years Resolution

New Years Resolution

Is losing weight your New Year's Resolution?     If so, try our "Slimmers Sausage".    "The more you eat, the more you lose!"

Gwefan Gymraeg

Gwefan Gymraeg

Rydym wrthi yn paratoi cyfeithiad o'r wefan i'r Gymraeg a mawr obeithiwn bydd y gwaith o'i chwblhau wedi gorffen yn fuan.   Yn y cyfamser, gwerthfawrogwn eich amynedd!

Christmas Greetings

Christmas Greetings

Wishing all our customers a very happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year and thank you for your continued support throughout  2012. Dymuniadau gorau i'n cwsmeriaid i gyd am Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda a diolch am eich holl gefnogaeth drwy'r flwyddyn.  ...

Wales finalist in Butchers Shop of the Year Awards

Wales finalist in Butchers Shop of the Year Awards

Rob Rattray Butchers were proud to be one of three finalists from Wales in the Butchers Shop of the Year Awards 2012.    The presentation wasmade by Mr Dai Davies of Hybu Cig Cymru at the Landmark Hotel, london on 22nd November 2012.    Judge Fred A'Court said "This...

Champion carcasse from Rattray’s beltex breeding

Champion carcasse from Rattray’s beltex breeding

Congratulations to Robert Lewis, Glanelan, Rhayader on winning the Lamb Carcasse Championship at the 2012 Welsh Winter Fair.    For the second year in succession awards in the carcasse competitions have gone to the Lewis family with Robert & his son Rhys also...

Judging at Welsh Winter Fair

Judging at Welsh Winter Fair

Congratulations to neighbour, supplier and brother-in-law Alwyn Davies, Brenan, who judged the Hill Breeds section in the Sheep Ring at the 2012 Royal Welsh Winter Fair.   Classes were exceptionally well supported with as many as 30 pairs being exhibited in some...

Queen Mother’s Cup at Smithfield in the shop for Christmas!

Queen Mother’s Cup at Smithfield in the shop for Christmas!

  Rob purchases the winner of the Queen Mother's Cup at the Royal Smithfield Show auction on 1st December 2012.     A pure bred Aberdeen Angus heifer, exhibited by Mr Elfed Williams of Sennybridge was the winner of the Native Breed Championship at the Royal Smithfield...

Runners up at Butchers Shop of the Year Awards (Wales region)

Proud to be runners-up in Wales region of Butchers Shop of the Year Awards held at The Landmark Hotel, London, on 22nd November 2012 Judge, Fred A'Court, of Meat Traders Journal says "This is an excellent business that is an asset to Aberystwyth. Rob has a warm,...

Rob buys his Christmas beef at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair

Rob buys his Christmas beef at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair

A fine selection of prize winning beef cattle were purchased at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair and is now in stock ready for Christmas.     Rob says "We undoubtedly have the choice of the finest primestock in the UK on show at the Welsh Winter Fair".   He hand-selected...

Alwyn judges at Winter Fair

Alwyn judges at Winter Fair

Congratulations to supplier, neighbour and Sheila's brother, Alwyn Davies, Brenan, on judging the Hill Breeds Section in the Sheep Ring at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair.    Judging extended over the two days where there was an excellent show of good quality lambs with...

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat!

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat!

Have you ordered your Christmas poultry yet?    Pop in the shop, phone or send your order online and you'll be sorted!  Free range Brynblodau turkeys, farm chickens, geese, ducks, game are all fattening now.    We'll be at the Welsh Winter Fair to buy our Christmas...

Welsh Beef

Welsh Beef

Customers are assured that our beef is Welsh Beef and carries the Hybu Cig Cymru Welsh Beef logo.  

Welsh Lamb

Welsh Lamb

Customers are assured that all our lamb is Welsh Lamb and carries the Hybu Cig Cymru Welsh Lamb logo.  

Lynda Bellingham shops at Rob Rattray’s

Lynda Bellingham shops at Rob Rattray’s

Lynda Bellingham visited  Aberystwyth whilst filming her series "Tasty Treats with lynda Bellingham".    She is seen shopping around the town and turns into Rob Rattray Butchers for her meat and friendly advice from Rob.    Her challenge is to make a tradional Welsh...

Meeting Prince Charles

Meeting Prince Charles

Prince Charles recently visited Huw Evans' abattoir at Tregaron where Rob and other local butchers had the opportunity to meet him and discuss the importance of maintaining the local abattoir.  It was encouraging to see his interest in the sustainability of, and the...