About Us

About Us

Gibbins Quality Meats is a specialist supplier to the catering industry, with over 150 years’ butchery expertise.


At Gibbins Quality Meats we’re passionate about the quality and the taste of our meat.

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Gibbins Quality Meats has changed quite dramatically since we set up shop in Devon 150 years ago.

Today the company is operated by Paul Gibbins, the fifth generation butcher in the family. Gibbins Butchers was started in 1860 by Paul’s great great grandfather, Robert Gibbins, from the Crown &
Sceptre Inn in Rockbeare near Exeter (now the Jack In The Green Inn).

As well as the pub, there was a slaughterhouse and cutting room, and orders were prepared for delivery to the surrounding area by horse and trap. By 1912 the business moved to Townend
Farm, Broadclyst, and supplied meat from the Gibbins’ own farm and surrounding farms in the Honiton, Cullompton and Sidmouth areas of Devon. In the seventies, John and Anne Gibbins took over the company and the business concentrated on the catering market.

In 1998 Gibbins Quality Meats moved to its present address in Exhibition
Way, Pinhoe, Exeter. The firm now sources meat from over 60 local farms (including the Gibbins family farm near Exeter) and the horse and carts have been replaced by a fleet of nine liveried vehicles, which travel across Devon and the Westcountry on a daily basis.