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Albert Rees Butchers / Carmarthen Ham

Unit H515, The Market, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin, SA31 1QY
A good butcher, specialising in making top-quality dry-cure hams and bacon.

They also sell all the meat expected of a butcher, much of it local; their sausages and faggots being particularly popular.

A Mail Order service operates for their ham and bacon.

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Key Features

  • Open: Mon-Sat 9.00-16.00
  • Closed: Sun & Bank Holidays
  • Mailorder: Yes


Bacon – top class Beef - grass fed Beef - mince from grass reared animals Charcuterie Chicken - reputable Free Range Chutney pickles & relishes Condiment Sauces & Jellies Goose/Geese - between Thanksgiving & Christmas Ham & Gammon Ham - air dried Lamb (seasonal) Meat - prepared for barbecues Mutton (sometimes just Sept - May) Pork - free range Sausages - Pork Turkeys - free-range (often just before Christmas)

Reviews / Comments

( 5 out of 5 average rating)

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Tue 25th August 2015 by Sean Crawford


What did you like about the Food Shop?

Albert Rees have a stall in Brecon market hall on Tuesdays and Fridays. I have been buying huge lumps of their wonderful home-churned butter, their smoked cheddar, home dry-cured bacons, and much more, since stumbling upon them when I first moved to the town a couple of years ago. I can honestly say they are utterly brilliant at what they do. They are also pretty much the last custodian of the recipe for Carmarthen Ham, an air dried ham, which apparently was taken back to Italy by the Romans and which gave rise to Parma Ham.

Please, please, I exhort you, take the trouble to go and see these guys, and buy as much as you can of their wonderful produce whilst they still exist. They're utterly unpretentious (nothing of the 'foodie' about them - just good produce) and really great value, and they're very friendly and really rather funny to boot - get down to see them to buy and get some quality banter!

What did you not like about the Food Shop?

That it is only in Brecon on Tuesdays and Fridays....?! If only it was every day :(

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Contact Details

Tel: 01267-237687
Address: Unit H515, The Market, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin, SA31 1QY