About Us

Over the past 30 years, we’ve earned a reputation for supplying the finest quality meat and produce in a friendly, knowledgeable and helpful environment. We buy from small specialist producers, people who share our passion for good food, and from farmers who raise free-range animals in the traditional way.

Our family business was established by Malcolm Penfold in 1971, and we pride ourselves on applying the tried, tested and proven skills of the butcher’s trade to the needs of today’s consumer. We’re delighted to pass on our enthusiasm, providing ready advice on cuts, preparation and cooking. MJ Penfold has been voted best butcher shop in Chichester, come in and find out why. You’re assured of a warm welcome.

Our Produce

Midweek Meal ideas

Penfolds family Butchers - Sausages

Penfolds perfect pork sausages, our signature blend of sausage, we also stock Crane street sausage which is like a Lincolnshire sausage with lots of sage & black pepperand our famous chipoltas all handmade in house.
Plus Weekly Specials Welsh dragon, classic beef, honey & mustard, garlic & herb, pork & apple, venison & red wine, pheasant & pear, chilli & coriander…. who knows what next week will bring?


Penfolds family Butchers - Single and double lamb chops

A Barnsley chop is a cross-section taken from right across the lamb’s loin. This produces a double-sided chop with a bone in the middle and a little fillet underneath. Since it’s cut across the saddle, it’s sometimes referred to as a saddle chop. Double rib chops yield a thicker piece of meat than single chops, and are more forgiving with cooking time if you like your lamb rare or medium rare.

Penfolds family Butchers - Italian Meatballs

Italian meatballs, serve with spaghetti and some sauce for an instant meal, marinade in sauce, cooked in a pot or roasted however you decide to cook them they are always tasty and quick too, grat alternatives for putting on BBQ skewers  in the summer months 

Our Standards

Quality food, high standards of animal welfare and dedicated suppliers – just some of the reasons why our meat tastes so good.
We’ve spent over thirty years working closely with our suppliers to ensure we get the highest standards of animal health, quality and food safety. Our delicious chicken and poultry is ‘Freedom Food’ accredited by the RSCPA, and a guarantee that the animals have been treated with care and respect.


Our sausages are made by combining the finest meats with natural herbs and spices. We supply a wide range of specialist sausages, all of which can be tailored to requirement. We also offer a full range of seasonal game products including Venison, Pheasant, Woodcock and Partridge. All sourced from the West Dean and other local estates.


Malcolm has been delivering to us for over twenty years. Children love our bolognese I'm sure because Malcolm's mince is so lean, much nicer than supermarket, Never any water or fat left in pan when frying! ,
Penfolds family Butchers - Italian Meatballs
– Sara Brookes
Willowdene Nursery School, Tangmere
The wonderful Penfold butchers have been supplying my catering business with the finest quality meat for over 10 years. Not only is their meat outstanding, their personal and friendly service is to. From fantastic sausages, to their finest fillets of Aberdeen Angus beef the quality has consistently remained exceptional.
They will continue to be my butcher of choice for hopefully many more years. They are quite simply THE BEST!
Penfolds family Butchers - Sirloin Steak
Mari Hudson
Events Catering
We have been a customer of M J Penfold for a number of years, we use a wide variety of meat which is excellent quality and prepared to our requirements.
Penfolds family Butchers - Roast Beef Joints
Mike Martell
Horse & Groom, East Ashling

Order by 2PM and we'll deliver next day !

Orders can be placed over the phone on 01243 784 299 with one of our team Monday to Saturday from 6:30am to 5pm; alternatively they can be left on our 24 hour answering machine.

All orders will be prepared fresh on the day of delivery by one of our experienced staff and carefully transported in our own refrigerated vehicles to preserve the freshness of your purchase.

If you would like something prepared in a particular way please let us know and our skillful butchers will meet your exact needs.

Local Delivery is available for all orders.

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At MJ Penfold we are dedicated to ensuring our customers get the best possible service. If you cannot find what you are looking for on our website please let us know. Given notice our team will source and prepare any poultry, meat or game to your specification.


01243 784 229