SevenWells at 8 West Street, Oundle

Seven Wells Farm Foods, bringing to you the finest quality, traditionally reared local farm produce.

Seven Wells Farm Foods produce quality beef cattle for that 'full of flavour' eating quality. All animals are born and bred on the family farm, locally slaughtered, traditionally hung and prepared by a first class team of butchers at Seven Wells Family Butchers of Oundle.

Cooking ideas

The Perfect Seven Wells Steak

The Perfect Steak

We all appreciate and enjoy it when
we are served a great steak, but a perennial question is 'how to get the same delicious steak in your own home'.

Here are our top tips to cooking the
perfect steak yourself:

  1. Buy your steak from Seven Wells in Oundle
  2. Allow them to reach room temperature
  3. Season well with sea salt an fresh pepper
  4. Pre-heat your pan to hot but not smoking
  5. Heat to a sizzle a little oil and a small knob of butter
  6. For a medium steak: Cook on one side without touching for 3-4 minutes, then reduce to a medium heat and cook for another 2-3 minutes
  7. Gently turn the steak just once and cook for 6 minutes for a medium steak, or 2-3 minutes for medium/rare
  8. Rest your cooked steak in a warm place for up to 10 minutes
  9. Serve and enjoy!

There are 3 golden rules to remember: let your steak reach room temperature before cooking, turn only once, and rest your cooked steak.

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Seasonal Tastes

Springtime - lambs are in the field and the cows are calving, sap is rising and we have a delicious range of tender local meats for you to try includign our lovely homegrown beef. Once you have your meat try our Seven Wells Recipes for mouth-watering inspiration.


Storage Guidelines

Proper storage will maintain the quality of your fresh meats. Uncooked meat can be refrigerated for short periods in our store packaging at 2°C to 4°C . The length of time meat will remain fresh depends upon the type of meat as well as the storage temperature so please use our handy chart for maximum storage guidelines. Don't store your meat in sealed plastic (unless it is a vacuum pack). We recommend you keep your meat in our Seven Wells packaging, or plate it up and loosely cover with foil, film, or greaseproof paper.

Beef Cuts
Roasts, steaks
3 to 5 days
6 to12 months
Stew meat
2 to 3 days
3 to 4 months
Ground beef
1 to 2 days
2 to 3 months
Cooked beef
2 to 3 days
2 to 3 months
Lamb Cuts
Roasts, chops
3 to 5 days
6 to 9 months
stew meat
2 to 3 days
3 to 4 months
Ground lamb,
1 to 2 days
3 to 4 months
Cooked lamb
2 to 3 days
2 to 3 months
Pork Cuts
3 to 5 days
4 to 8 months
2 to 4 days
3 to 4 months
2 to 4 days
1 to 2 months
Ground pork
1 to 2 days
3 to 4 months

For longer storage, freeze your meat at 0°C or below. To prevent freezer burn (drying of the surface that causes meat to discolour) do wrap your meat well in in freezer wrap, freezer bags, or plastic wrap - eliminating all air, if possible. Remember to label your packages with the contents and date.

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Opening Times

    Mon - Fri
    7am-5pm Saturday


Seven Wells In The News

Seven Wells In Nene Valley LivingOur very own foodie Sally Knight was one of five approached by Nene Valley Living to share her festive favourites. Read all about it here and find out just who her favourite Celebrity Chef is.

Your Local Food Hero

Seven Wells - Local Food Hero

Thank you to our customers who nominated us for this prestigious award, we are absolutely delighted and will always give you 100% of commitment to supplying excellent local food.