Award-winning Butchers

Bel’s Butchers is a multi-award-winning specialist craft butchers located in Edzell and Montrose.  Established in 2007, we have built up a reputation for offering some of the best quality meat and meat products around coupled with outstanding customer service.  We are a traditional butcher’s business with a contemporary and progressive edge, and an excellent eye for detail.   We sell the full range of time-honoured fresh meat cuts, as well as premium oven ready dishes, first class baked goods, delicious ready-made meals and a wide range of locally produced specialist delicatessen-style provisions to complement our products. We have won an array of prestigious awards including Scottish Craft Butchers Diamond Award, celebrating the innovative nature of our business and reflecting the commitment to providing our customers with the very best quality meat products available on the high street today. 

Our story

Bel's Butchers Story

Established in 2007 by Annabel (Bel) Forbes, Bel’s Butchers are proud members of Scottish Craft Butchers, The Scotch Butcher’s Club and Quality Meat Scotland. We source our Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork through our suppliers based in Angus and Aberdeenshire, ensuring full provenance, commitment to quality and welfare standards, and support for our local farming community.  

In 2007 Bel Forbes took over an existing butcher’s shop on the high street in Edzell, Angus.  With a background in nursing and catering Bel was not the obvious candidate for running a butcher’s business but determination and drive is key, and since 2007 Bel’s Butchers has developed into the award winning successful high street business it is today.  Bel’s focus was to develop a community retail shop that also supplied local restaurants and hotels with some of the best local produce available. Opening her second shop in Montrose in 2014, Bel and her skilled team are committed to providing excellent customer service, sourcing the best quality local produce where possible and serving the community.  Over the years Bel’s Butchers has adjusted and developed with the times, always aiming to keep up with the fast-paced changes in retail and high street shopping trends whilst maintaining its original values of quality and personal service. 

our products

Home of the Finest Local Produce

At Bel’s Butchers, we believe in sourcing our produce from within the local area, and we use only a very small number of suppliers who we’ve developed a relationship with from the start. Our beef, lamb and pork all come from these local suppliers and that’s what we use in our baked goods, soups and our range of ready meals.

To learn more about our range of local produce, view our selection in our online store.

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Where to find us

Contact Us

01356 648409 (Edzell)
01674 672766 (Montrose)


Our Hours

MON-SAT 7:30am – 4:30pm
SUN Closed



25A High Street
Edzell, Angus
DD9 7TE 
(on the main route to Royal Deeside) 

39 – 41 Murray Street
Montrose, Angus
DD10 8LH
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