A little bit about G.T Orsman,

The village butcher

We have over 100 years of expertise behind us.

The Orsman Family founded their premium Westcountry butchers in Shaldon over 100 years ago. Our reputation for having a strong set of values has been built on consistently by delivering premium quality beef, pork, and lamb products from only the finest animals and farms in the Southwest. ​George Orsman the founder ran the first shop from premises in Ringmore Road for many years until his retirement in 1929, when his son Tom took up the challenge to continue with the standards set.

In 1959 Tom’s son in law, Norman Binmore joined him and learned the butchery trade and on Tom’s retirement in 1963 Norman bought the business. As the business grew it was decided in 1970 to relocate to 9 Fore Street Shaldon, Norman was then joined by Allan Mitchell who took over the day to day running of the butchery which enabled Norman to expand on the very successful pie production.​

The butchery business continued to grow needing more space and relocated to the present day shop; by 1978 the business had grown considerably which is when the present day owner, Phil Beatty, joined the company. Phil worked in Shaldon for many years before deciding to gain further experience working for a larger company, where upon he gained several awards within the meat trade and a wealth of experience.​

The opportunity came to purchase Orsman`s, which Phil did in September 2000; he was then joined by Ron Ford, Jeff Hickman, Roy Whitehouse and Declan Packer who between them have a wealth of experience which is demonstrated in the care and attention given to every customer.

Today, Orsman`s continues to pride itself on upholding the values and ethos upon which the company was founded. With our commitment and passion, we are able to personally ensure that our customers are receiving the highest quality traditionally reared, properly matured meats, superior in quality and flavour.

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Meet the team at
G.T Orsman

G.T Orsman Boss - Phil


The Boss, well sometimes.Worked in the meat trade from the age of 13. Great retail and butchery experience, creative.

G.T Orsman employees - Jeff


Has many years of experience in the meat trade, Great with customers; always has a smile and nothings a problem.

G.T Orsman employees - Ron


Has been in the butchery trade all his life and always keeps our trade customers happy.

G.T Orsman employees - Declan


Our youngest recruit, very skilled and keeps us stocked with our Award Winning Sausages.

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