About Us

We're a 4th generation family business, proudly serving
fresh meat and poultry to the nation from our home at
Smithfield Market

Our story

The Thompson family has been a part of the British meat industry since 1904 when Alfred Thompson opened his first butcher shop. His son Bernard took it further and had 53 shops running successfully by the time of WW2.

Thompson and Sons

When Bernard’s sons joined the business in the 50s, they developed a national wholesale network based in Smithfield.

In 1982 Peter, the eldest, became the poultry specialist and founded the company that proudly bears his name. Today his son Stuart continues the tradition of four generations who have embraced all facets of the industry from butchery and poultry farming to market-trading and wholesale.

The Peter Thompson Group specialises in sourcing high quality produce for Britain’s food industry whilst preserving the family’s butcher roots through their vibrant market shop in Smithfield Meat Market.

Thompsons today

We’re a small, family-based business with a big reach. It’s our experienced team that has made the company what it is today. We have become one of the UK’s most successful fresh meat and poultry suppliers having delivered high quality produce to British retailers, restaurants and traders for over 30 years.

Our friendly market team work through the night, picking the freshest produce from the best farmers and producers and offering them to keen locals looking for a good deal. Find out more about our shop.

We are wholesale meat suppliers by background and we've built great partnerships with our regular producers over the years. We're excited to use our wholesale know-how to offer a fresh meat delivery service to our individual customers, sending our Thompsons meat boxes filled with a variety of fresh meats straight to their homes.  

Our Beliefs

Between the lively nights in the market and the busy days in the office, as a group we share the same core belief.

We are passionate about providing high quality, delicious-tasting produce at exceptional value, which is sourced and supplied with integrity.

Thompsons Roasted Chicken


A variety of delicious, responsibly sourced meats and poultry

Duck breast with herbs and lemon


High quality meats at affordable prices

The Bacon Boys at Thompsons of Smithfield


A friendly and knowledgeable team dedicated to our customers