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Butchers BBQ Recipes

The recent hot weather in the UK has resulted in an increasing number of Brits cooking on their barbeques. However, this boom is just part of an overall trend which has seen a rise in the popularity of BBQ cooking.

BBQ flavours are all the rage, and this was just one reason that ScobiesDirect partnered with Angus & Oink – a specialist supplier of BBQ rubs and sauces.

Angus and Oink represent a passion for BBQ and authenticity, the team focus on delivering a distinct flavour using fiendishly researched ingredients, tasty chillies and delivering on flavour…Kerr….PoW!!! They don’t use thickeners, preservatives, colourings and stuff you really don’t need to eat.

To help butchers understand how to best use their BBQ product, Angus & Oink created 4 fantastic recipes for you to enjoy:

The General BBQ Rub
Product Code: ATGS200
RECIPE PDF: The General - Tex Mex Burgers
Butchers BBQ Recipes
Click HERE to view recipe.

Char Siu Rub
Product Code: ACSS200
RECIPE PDF: Chinese Char Siu Burgers

Butchers BBQ Recipes
Click HERE to view recipe.

Harissa Rub
Product Code: AHRS200
RECIPE PDF: Harissa - Moroccan Kofta Kebabs
Butchers BBQ Recipes
Click HERE to view recipe.

Shawarma Rub
Product Code: ASHS200
RECIPE PDF: Shawarma - Lebanese Lamb Mince Kebabs

Butchers BBQ Recipes
Click HERE to view recipe.

Harissa Rub
Product Code: AHRS200
RECIPE PDF: Harissa - Moroccan Kofta Kebabs
Butchers BBQ Recipes
Click HERE to view recipe.

Mexican Rub
Product Code: AMXS200
RECIPE PDF: Mexican - Spicy Meatballs
Butchers BBQ Recipes
Click HERE to view recipe.

Butchers: Suggestion on how to promote the Angus & Oink products to your customers...

Many butchers we know do tasters - providing samples of say chicken or pork cooked with the Angus & Oink rubs on them. For example, one butcher puts out Char Siu chicken last week and sold 10 rubs in minutes. Other butchers sell the meat in the counter covered in Angus & Oink rubs raw…or sell raw meat and a tub of rub for customer to take home and cook.

Posted 29 days agomore...


The Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards is back for 2018!

Butcher's Shop of the Year Awards 2018
ScobiesDirect is delighted to once again be sponsoring the prestigious Butcher's Shop of the Year Awards.

Taking place on Monday 5th November at the County Hall in Westminster, these awards recognise and reward the UK butchery sector’s commitment to building and maintaining product quality and customer service.

From family run independent shops to large chain stores, both rural and city based, the awards are your opportunity to best showcase your butchery business, great products, craft knowledge, specialists skills and fantastic staff. It's a chance for you to gain the recognition you and your team deserve.

To enter the 24th annual awards, visit
There you will find all of the information you need including a ‘how to enter’ guide.

Closing date for entries: Monday 23rd July.

With 13 bespoke categories to choose from, there's something for everyone including seven regions of geographic excellence. There’s also Farm Shop of the Year, Young Butcher of the Year, New Butcher Business of the Year and many more.

How can ScobiesDirect help you with your entry?

To be in with a chance of winning you need to provide proof as to why your shop should be nominated for an award, such as showing examples of your produce and cabinet displays, shop hygiene, and presentation of staff. ScobiesDirect can help you achieve this success:

Mouthwatering Flavours

You are what you meat! Our phenomenal range of value add ingredients will create a range of flavoursome produce to be proud of.
Have you tried our Free recipe tool? We have hundreds of innovative recipes for creating fantastic dishes with your meat and our ingredients.

Eye-Catching Cabinet Displays

Take a look at our Dalebrook Counter Display Range and upgrade your cabinet presentations with the latest range of trays, bowls, crocks and slabs.

Our new Ticket Printer System will create a professional range of product information and price cards to ensure your produce provides all the correct information including allergen declarations.

Five Star Hygiene

Meet the standards required to ensure the highest level of hygiene with our Cleaning Shop. ScobiesDirect provide a trusted range of hygiene products which you can rely on.

Pristine Uniforms

Create the right impression in the first round with sparkling white coats, smart aprons and hygiene friendly head wear. You'll find everything you need in our Clothing Range for Butchers and if you are looking for something bespoke, just ask - we'll try our best to source this for you.

It’s more than a cut of meat, It’s a craft!

Posted 69 days agomore...



You’ve probably been receiving lots of emails from companies notifying you of updates to privacy policies because of changes to EU data protection laws – a result of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We’ve also updated our Privacy Policy, in order to:

• Give you more clear and detailed information about your collective rights and responsibilities with respect to your privacy and personal information.

• Make it easier for you to control the information you provide us. You’ll see that our policy explains your choices about this.

• Provide more detail about the measures we have in place to keep your personal information secure.

You can read the full text of our Privacy Policy here.


Under the terms of the European Union General Data Protection Regulation, which comes into effect in May 2018, we will need your consent to keep sending your emails. This means that if you’d like to receive emails from ScobiesDirect, you should let us know. If you don’t confirm your consent, you will no longer receive emails from us.

As you may know, ScobiesDirect sends out emails, usually 1-2 per week. We hope you find these emails useful and informative. For example, we often send emails letting people know what products we have promotions/discounts on, as well as emails telling you about new products or relevant industry news & events.


If you still want to hear us via e.g. emails, etc – which may offer discount codes, info on new products, industry news, information on industry events such as the Butchers Shop of the Year, etc, then it is very easy. Simply opt in by doing 1 of any of the 5 options below:

Phone us and let us know that you want to opt in – just quote reference GDPR and give us your name and postcode for us to update your ScobiesDirect Account.


When placing an order, while at Checkout tick the opt in box next to Your Data

Phone us to opt in

Login In to your ScobiesDirect Account. Once logged in, if you have not already optted in you will see a section near the top right: ‘GDPR – Your Data’, where you can opt in by clicking on the grey ‘Opt in’ button.

Opt in via your ScobiesDirect Account

After you have logged into your ScobiesDirect Account, in the dropdown list select “Your Details” and then within this page select the opt in in the box.

Login and update Your Details

Up until the 25th of May we will be sending out a number of emails asking if you want to opt in – simply click on the KEEP ME IN button in the email – easy.

Opt in via ScobiesDirect email

We do not sell your data to third parties and you will only receive correspondence from Scobies Direct.

You can change your mind at any time, but if you choose not to opt in we won’t be able to contact you after 25th May 2018. This would mean we wouldn’t be able to tell you about promotional discounts we have, such as butcher events like Butchers Shop of the Year, Love Lamb Week, Great British Beef Week, and many other events...

So please make sure you opt in – we’d be sad to see you go – and sad for you to miss out on the useful, informative and hopefully entertaining info. We hope you stay with us.

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years. GDPR is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union.

If you run a business that has collected information on your customers or prospects, then you need to make sure your business will not be in breach of the new GDPR regulations come 25th May 2018.

To find out more about GDPR visit: Guide to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Posted 94 days agomore...


We hope you enjoyed the Farm Shop & Deli Show

Farm Shop & Deli Show

We had a great time at the Farm Shop & Deli Show this year. Hopefully you had a chance to attend - we were please to meet so many of our customers who visited our stand.

Shows like this are a great opportunity for us to meet face to face with people we usually only speak to over the phone or connect with via our website.

At our stand this year our focus was very much on our new Eco Shop products - we concentrated mainly on displaying: For those of you that we met at the show and who requested samples, please be assured that we are busy getting them sent to you.

If you weren't able to make it to this years Farm Shop & Deli Show in Birmingham, but you have questions on any of the products we were promoting above, then don't hesitate to get in touch with us - we're happy to help.

Posted 116 days agomore...



Happy Easter

The ScobiesDirect phone line is closed until Tuesday 3rd April 2018...

...but you can still order online 24/7 at

Next shipment date is Tuesday 3rd April

Happy Easter!

Posted 141 days agomore...