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About Us

Our History

Absalom and Tribe was founded in 1976 by John Absalom at London’s historic Smithfield Meat Market, the main cutting and distribution hub for all meat in London, the South East and further afield. Originally trading in lamb and pork, John Absalom was later joined by Bob Tribe and together they expanded the business to include beef. Together the two young traders developed a wholesale meat business renowned in the industry for retaining quality suppliers with a keen focus on quality meats.

What We Do Best

With ever growing success, Absalom and Tribe has expanded to provide quality and efficiency to every one of our customers. With a dedicated and expert sales team, lead by Tom Absalom and supported by skilled butchers, we cut carcass lamb, beef, pork and veal, and supply an array of boxed meats.

Absalom and Tribe provide a refrigerated delivery service five days a week which firmly cements us as an important partner with our customers.

In addition, we have continually implemented and embraced the most stringent regulations to ensure a modern, clean and safe production and delivery process.

Our Suppliers

At Absalom and Tribe we enjoy forging and maintaining strong relationships with suppliers, thereby ensuring our customers get exactly what they require. We have an enviable list of suppliers, including some of the best abattoirs and meat processors in the UK, Ireland, Belgium, Holland, France and Spain.

Our Customers

Absalom and Tribe supplies and delivers quality meats to butchers, catering butchers, chefs, caterers, restaurateurs and members of the public. With a strong history of great standards, our customers return to us daily to enjoy our quality, well butchered products and take advantage of the keen prices we consistently offer.