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The origins of the butchers on Hartley Wintney High Street can be traced all the way back to the 19th century; the business being started in 1869 by the Graves family. 

To today and the shop is under the management of Joseph Morris, a familiar face in the village. A trained butcher and Hartley born and bred, for Joseph this is a return to his roots: having spent the last 20 years or so in the building trade but all the while keeping his eye in as a butcher helping out at the shop, under previous butcher Dave, at busy times. Indeed having lived in the village for 48 years Joseph, known to many as "Freddie", took his first job as a “Saturday lad” at Graves Butchers some 33 years ago.

Since taking over the Butchers in June 2022 our aim is to introduce more locally sourced, grass-fed, free-range and dry-aged produce, along with keeping the high-quality suppliers the butchers has been using over the years. And with that change of butcher from June 2022 came a new shop name; from Hartley Wintney Traditional Butchers to Hartley Wintney Butchers.

We strive to maintain the same high level of product and service to all our customers which they’ve experienced over the years, and are focused on bringing in a lot of new products onto the meat counter and more home-made and locally sourced produce on the delicatessen side.

Next time you’re in Hartley Wintney pop in and see us, or just pop in to say hello to Freddie. We hope to see you in the shop soon! #shoplocal #supportthehighstreet #hwbutchers

Meet the team


Manager & Head Butcher
Joseph “Freddie” Morris is Hartley Wintney Butchers. Hartley born and bred, Joseph's first job was as a “Saturday lad” at the butchers (then Graves) some 33 years ago. In his spare time (not that he has much these days) Joseph likes to socialise in the village and is an avid Hartley Wintney FC fan. He's a bit of a village legend (so he says).


Mick's been working at HW butchers for the past 5 years, but his career as a butcher goes back some 60 years; working across Hampshire and in London plying his trade in shops, markets and meat vans. In his spare time Mick enjoys fishing, dog walking and spending time with his granddaughter.


Apprentice Butcher
Joseph is the son of Joseph (and, yes, his grandad is called Joseph too). Joseph is the young apprentice, learning the butchery craft (or art of butchery?) from his old man. In his spare time Joseph enjoys football and is a bit of a demon on the guitar.


Deli Sales Manager
Jill runs the deli at HW Butchers and has been behind the counter at the shop for some 20 years now. Jill enjoys gardening and spends alot of her free time in Devon and Cornwall: exploring the area and visiting historic landmarks in the South West.


Deli Sales Assistant
Darcey is our Saturday assistant on the deli counter. She's a student at Robert Mays School and in her spare time enjoys boxing, reading and photography; although interestingly enough she didn't want her photo on here, hence the pickle jars.