Gower Salt Marsh Lamb
Weobley Castle, Leason, Llanrhidian, Swansea, SA3 1HB
Produce: Traditionally bred lamb from the Gower peninsular
The Gower Salt Marshes are a unique environment, as these wild pastures contain a natural abundance of Samphire, Sorrel, Sea lavender & Thrift.
Will, Dan and their father Rowland Pritchard raise all their Welsh Lamb at home: Weobley Castle Farm, Llanrhidian, Gower.
When the lambs are around 3 weeks old, they are released onto the marshes of the northern peninsular of Gower, which is also common land and part of the first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Gower Salt Marshes are a unique environment, as these wild pastures contain a natural abundance of Samphire, Sorrel, Sea lavender & Thrift. These wonderful sources of nourishment give Gower Salt Marsh Lamb its distinctive and special flavour, which is highly sought after by many top chefs and restaurants.
The Pritchard family manage approximately 700 lambs, the largest herd on this part of the estuary at Loughor. Traditional Suffolk and Welsh breeds of sheep are reared as they suit the marsh environment. Lambs need to be nimble to jump over the pills (or little rivers) of the marsh.The Pritchard's transport the sheep, to a local Welsh Lamb-accredited abattoir, a mere 3 miles away, they then expertly butcher the Lamb at Weobley Castle.
Full traceability, provenance and a very special flavour, Real Food Hub highly recommend a half lamb box to stock your freezer up!
National Trust Fine Farm Produce Awards
Great Taste Awards 3 Gold Star Winner
True Taste of Wales Awards